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Russia Direct Webcast about outcomes of the G20 Summit from russia direct on Vimeo.

1. Was the G20 Summit in Brisbane productive?: 02:04
2. How results of the G20 Summit were perceived in Europe: 05:06
3. The economic outcomes of the G20 Summit in Brisbane: 06:54
4. How the G20 Summit was perceived in the U.S: 08:28
5. This time did the political agenda overshadow business discussions?: 10:59
6. How the G20 Summit was covered in Australia: 11:44
7. The Australian media's role in the G20 coverage: 14:35
8. What was the attitude towards the Russian delegation: 16:30
9. Did European leaders try to isolate Russia during the G20 Summit?: 18:30
10. The dual aspect of the G20 Summit: 21:10
11. U.S. media coverage of the G20 Summit: 22:06
12. What agenda Turkey as the next chair of the G20 is going to push: 23:54
13. EU expectations from Turkey as the next chair of the G20: 31:50
14. What is the future of Russia in the G20? What Putin's early departure means: 34:04
15. What is the meaning of the group picture where Putin was placed in the corner?: 38:38
16. American view of the pressure on Putin: 41:30
17. Russia's role in the G20: 44:34
18. Russia's role in a globalized world and relations with Europe: 45:44

Against the backdrop of increasing global instability – especially the deteriorating relationship between Russia and the West – there has been growing debate about the ability of modern multilateral institutions such as the G20 to solve complex geopolitical issues that impact global economic growth.

In response to these developments, on November 19, Russia Direct hosted a webcast – “Why the G20 still matters for Russia” – that discussed the following questions:

- What are the outcomes of the Nov. 15–16 G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia?

- To what extent is the G20 effective in addressing new threats to world economic growth today?

- What is the current role of the G20 given recent developments in the international arena?

- What is Russia’s future role in the G20?

- To what extent do we need such an institution today?

- How effective is the group today?

- What are the prospects of the G20?

Moderated by Ekaterina Zabrovskaya, the Editor-in-Chief of Russia Direct, the webcast includes the following participants:

- Josef Janning, Senior Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations in the Berlin Office. In 2013-2014, he was a Mercator Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to that he served as Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels;

- David Shorr, Program Officer with the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. He spent many years at the Stanley Foundation. He has written extensively about the G20 and was a charter member of the Think20 consultation process;

- Oleg Preksin, B20 Sherpa during Russia’s G20 2013 presidency. He is Professor of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Vice President of the Association of Russian Banks (ARB);

- Nikolay Murashkin, Researcher at the Cambridge Central Asia Forum and a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies of St. Catharine's College at the University of Cambridge.

Also read our Brief, “Why the G20 still matters for Russia,” which examines the potential for the G20 to address new threats to world economic growth and the prospects of this institution to address current challenges and meet the needs of its member states.