During the Global Financial Crisis, the world benefited from American leadership. That is missing – along with any logical replacement – in the current crisis.
US President Donald Trump stole the show over the weekend with seeming breakthroughs on the China trade war and North Korea. Disaster has been averted, but for how long?
Australia can't afford to pick sides between the United States and China. That's a good thing.
Trade wars are symptoms of underlying economic problems rather than their cause.
Presidents Xi and Trump agreed to restart trade talks at the G-20, but even if a major deal is reached, US companies would still have a very hard time doing business in China.
Relentless coverage of China's political system, allegations of interference in Australia's politics, and its poor relations with neighbours have led to Australian attitudes towards China.
In a major speech ahead of the G20, Prime Minister Scott Morrison commits to further enhancing Australia's relationship with China while maintaining its allyship with the United States.
Three urgent issues at the interplay of foreign and domestic affairs will be of strategic long-term importance to South Africa and Africa.
In the wash-up of the G20 meetings, it seems China has come away with the better deal – at least for now.
We may be on the cusp of a full-blow trade war that could reconfigure globalisation.
Argentina has been grappling with currency flight and an economy sinking deeper into recession, not to mention the worst drought in decades.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
The G20's power comes from its members, but also vital is its informal structure and close working relationship with other international organisations.
Frydenberg reiterates that the Liberal party is still a "broad church" and says he isn't concerned about other MPs like Craig Kelly following Banks' suit.
At a time when the rules-based trading system is being shredded and the Paris Agreement risks unravelling, it is vital that the G20 meeting between the two superpowers is a constructive one.
All talk, no action? The G20 turns out to be a surprisingly productive international exercise.
The Liberals this week are shell-shocked and unnerved after the Victorian rout and both the fact and implications of Banks' desertion.
Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
Climate policy is clearly a threat to the job security of Australian prime ministers, but it could upend our international diplomacy as well, with a string of key summits looming in coming months.
South Africa will be well advised to start preparing itself for an International Monetary Fund programme as the country faces a deepening economic crisis.