Read CGI’s report here: Toward the St. Petersburg G20 Summit: Russia’s Turn to Steer the Group of Twenty

The Center on Global Interests has released a report titled, “Toward the St. Petersburg G20 Summit: Russia’s Turn to Steer the Group of Twenty.” The paper is an interim assessment of Russia’s G20 Presidency in the context of current global governance challenges. CGI’s report provides in-depth analysis of the G20 as a multilateral institution and practical recommendations for Russian policymakers. The report examines the strategic choices facing Russia and reflects con­sultations with top policymakers and global finance experts in the United States and Europe over the course of the project.

Mark Medish and Daniel Lucich co-authored the report. Medish is the current president of Guggenheim International. He previously served as senior director of the National Security Council for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian affairs and was former Deputy Assis­tant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs. Lucich is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Trea­sury for International Trade and Investment and is currently a senior adviser at Guggenheim International.

Upon the report’s publication, CGI Founder and President Nikolai Zlobin said, “we hope this report will emphasize opportunities for Russia to become a leader of the global community as chair of the G20. In the next few years, Russia will have additional opportunities to shape the global agenda through its chairmanship of several multilateral forums, including the G8 and the BRICS.”

A Russian language version of the report will be launched at a reception in Moscow, Russia on May 23 at the Higher School of Economics. CGI will co-host the launch with the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP).

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