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Why Summits Matter

How November's summits contributed to the quality of global governance.
Gareth Evans | Former Foreign Minister of Australia

It is easy to be skeptical about the kind of meetings that US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and a small army of other global and regional leaders swept through in China, Myanmar, and Australia last month. Multilateral summitry lends itself to familiar gibes about wildly expensive photo opportunities, set-piece speeches endorsing pre-cooked […]