G8 leaders face the difficult challenge of both maintaining freedom on the Internet and coming up with appropriate regulations on child protection and intellectual property rights, writes European Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
Accountability often goes missing following G8 promises, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor of economics and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals.
"The US-China relationship is becoming the most important bilateral relationship in the world," writes Stanley Crossick, the founder of the European Policy Centre, in a March blog post reflecting on the outcome of the recent G20 summit in London.
G8 countries meeting in Hokkaido, Japan on 7-9 July should strive to bridge the gap that exists between them on proposals to tackle climate change, argues Nigel Purvis of Climate Advisers in a June 2008 policy paper for the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
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