Group of Twenty member Saudi Arabia will be represented at the June 26-27 Summit in Toronto by King Abdullah according to a statement of the Royal Court, as reported in SUSRIS.com. The Kingdom is the only Arab and only Middle East country member of the world’s “premier forum for international economic cooperation,” as described in the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit (Sep 2009) final statement. To provide context for the Toronto Summit a number of think tanks have provided extensive background materials. Among these are:
Council on Foreign Relations – Issues on the G-20 Agenda – includes a host of interviews, articles, papers and other materials. Click Here.
In Toronto, the predominant issue on the G20′s agenda will be coordinating a global economic recovery. Absent from the agenda will be China’s recent decision to make its currency more flexible, says CFR’s Steven Dunaway in an interview with CFR.org.
CFR Resources on International Economics:
Working Paper: How Dangerous Is U.S. Government Debt? The Risk of a Sudden Spike in U.S. Interest Rates by Francis Warnock
Working Group: Nine “Squam Lake” papers on financial regulation written by fifteen financial economists
CFR Meeting Video: World Economic Update with JPMorgan’s Joyce Chang, Bank of America’s Mickey Levy, and Barclays Capital’s Dean Maki