Opinion: Global commitment issues on display at the G20

October 22, 2014

Dr Jeffrey WilsonIn his opinion piece in The Conversation, Dr Jeffrey Wilson, Fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University looks at the impact the G20 Leaders Summit is likely to have on Australia, and our role as host of one of the world's biggest global summits.

Rarely does a self-declared middle power such as Australia get to play host to such a key global institution, arguably the most important intergovernmental dialogue held here since the Sydney 2007 APEC Summit, Dr Wilson writes.

He discusses what we could expect from this G20 Summit in terms of global economic governance, and labels one of the major difficulties facing the G20 “commitment issues”.

Dr Wilson argues that the ultimate effectiveness of the Summit will not be decided in Brisbane in November, rather months (and possibly years) later once leaders return home and wrangle with the question of how to implement what has been agreed.

Read his full opinion piece in The Conversation.

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