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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, presents Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a tree sapling during the G20 summit in New Delhi. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

G20 summit proved naysayers wrong – and showed Global South’s potential to address world’s biggest problems

The G20 has its critics, but an expert on international politics explains why it still performs a useful function – particularly in this period of great geopolitical divisions.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site, during the G20 Summit in New Delhi on Sept. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Justin Trudeau’s India accusation complicates western efforts to rein in China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations that India was involved in the murder of a Canadian citizen complicates efforts by Canada and its allies to woo India to counter-balance Chinese might.
Looks like paradise – especially if you’re a multinational corporation in need of a tax haven. LeoPatrizi/E+ via Getty Images

$1 trillion in the shade – the annual profits multinational corporations shift to tax havens continues to climb and climb

New research shows that companies are shifting record amounts of their profits to tax havens, despite a global effort to crack down on the practice.
Canadian and German troops take part in a Canadian flag-raising ceremony as the first Canadian troops arrived at a UN base in Gao, Mali, in June 2018. Was the initiative just an exercise in box-checking for Justin Trudeau’s government? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Is Canada back on the world stage — or irrelevant?

Far from Canada being back as a major player on the world stage, its presence has been diminished under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva (right) at the end of the 2022 G20 Summit in Bali last month. ANTARA FOTO/Media Center G20 Indonesia/Zabur Karuru/nym

Indonesia has handed over the reins of the G20, but it will still play an influential role. Here’s why

Thanks to its economic potential, Indonesia will still play an influential role in the G20.
Emerging economies are facing mounting debts, and the world needs to figure out how to save them from default. Strarline/Freepik

Why the G20 should defer debt from emerging economies like Indonesia and India – or risk an even worse global recession

Emerging economies such as Brazil, Egypt, India, and Indonesia are vital global players. Saving them from possible debt default may improve the world’s resilience against the looming global recession.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during G20 Summit in Bali. M Risyal Hidayat/Antara Foto

The G20 pandemic fund – and how Indonesia plays a key role in it

The need for a pandemic fund was based on the experience of low and middle-income countries who struggled to finance their healthcare systems during COVID-19 outbreak.
President Joko WIdodo (centre), witnessed by Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani (second right) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, officially declared the closing of the 2022 G20 Indonesia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Wednesday (16/11/2022). ANTARA FOTO/Media Center G20 Indonesia/M Risyal Hidayat/ws

The 2022 Bali G20 declaration: did success really stem from Indonesia’s diplomacy?

Indonesia succeeded in completing the G20 Presidency amid international tensions. However, is this the outcome of Indonesia’s diplomatic success? What results were achieved from the 2022 G20 Summit?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping after taking part in the closing session at the G20 Leaders Summit in Bali, Indonesia on Nov. 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Why did Xi scold Trudeau? Maybe because Canada spent years helping China erode human rights

Xi Jinping thought he could chastise Justin Trudeau because this is the lesson the Jean Chrétien and Stephen Harper governments had conveyed: Don’t take us seriously when we talk about rights.

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