Post Tagged with: "BRICs"

Globalization and the Crumbling BRICS: From Promises to Threats

Globalization and the Crumbling BRICS: From Promises to Threats

The BRICS, expected to be the motors of global recovery, are sputtering. The simplest explanation for this lies in the same factor that promoted their rapid growth: globalization.

The BRICS Bank and the Global South

The BRICS Bank and the Global South

The idea of a BRICS development bank is now a huge bone of contention in South Africa, but the idea is pregnant with many positive possibilities provided it focuses on South-led global development.

South Africa and the BRICS: An Ingrained Ambiguity

South Africa and the BRICS: An Ingrained Ambiguity

In the inaugural post of “Throwing BRICS,” Siphamandla Zondi argues that South Africa’s dual identity is an ingrained ambiguity ensuring that the BRICS will remain a major priority in its foreign policy.

Realist-Liberal Divide? Power & Progress in a World in Transition

Realist-Liberal Divide? Power & Progress in a World in Transition

Scholars and public commentators need to integrate the insights of the realist logic of struggle for domination and security, with the liberal logic of political development and change.

Why BRICS Matters

Why BRICS Matters

Western commentators often dismiss BRICS as an acronym in search of an identity. Yet, as BRICS becomes increasingly institutionalized it is changing global discourse.

Brazil: Growing Pains of an Emerging Power

Brazil: Growing Pains of an Emerging Power

Much has been written about Brazil’s successful trajectory from emerging economy to emerging giant. Less attention has been given to the remaining challenges which need to be addressed.

The BRICs and the UN: Coordination or Fragmentation?

The BRICs and the UN: Coordination or Fragmentation?

Today’s BRICS leaders talk, but rarely take combined action or push for substantive joint strategies, pointing to the possibility that at least in political terms the BRICs made by Goldman Sachs (who coined the phrase) may prove to be more like stumbling blocks than the foundation stones needed to reinvigorate the UN or reshape the international system.

The Responsibility to Protect and the Problem of Regime Change

The Responsibility to Protect and the Problem of Regime Change

Because of the deep concern on the part of many UN member states that RtoP could give rise to a regime change agenda and the equally deep global opposition to such an agenda, it is incumbent on us to explore the relationship more deeply in order to ascertain whether there are ways of maintaining a clear distinction between RtoP and regime change without sacrificing the protection of civilians.

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