Finally the architecture of the G-20 is changing, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, and the major powers are going through experiments in accountability.
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Following the G-8 summit in Italy, U.S. President Barack Obama met in Rome with Pope Benedict XVI. The two men greeted each other warmly, with Obama characterizing the meeting positively -- despite their differences over issues like stem cell research and abortion. Reverend Drew Christiansen of "America" magazine discusses the meeting.
One of President Obama's goals in his travels to Russia and the G-8 meeting in Italy this week was to undo damage done long ago by former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and to defuse the drive to war. If you're talking, you're not fighting.
At the annual G-8 summit, the gathering of leaders from the world's largest economies, the global recession remains a big concern. John Authers of The Financial Times discusses what new regulations may be proposed at the summit and where the markets could be headed.
There are a lot of problems surrounding the current G-8 summit in Italy, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but the underlying trouble is the G-8 itself. The world simply needs a different set of countries at the high table of global governance to tackle today's challenges.