• G20 Summit in St. Petersburg
  • September 10, 2013
  • Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
  • The G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, a gathering of 20 countries that account for one third of the world's population and 90 percent of the globe's economic output, has been dominated by talk of possible intervention in Syria.

    The G20 summit is supposed to be focused on global economic issues, but those issues have been largely drowned out by the current debate about whether or not military intervention in Syria is appropriate. Most of the G20, with exception of France, is either vocally opposed to intervention or holds serious doubts.

    Even when attention does turn to economic issues, the 20 assembled nations remain divided. After an unprecedented level of cooperation during the 2009 global financial crisis, the G20 is now splintered about how to spur global economic growth.