Connecting the Global South: Why the BRICS Academic Forum matters

In May 2009, the Indian government hosted the first BRIC Academic Forum as a preparatory event to produce ideas that would feed into the first BRICS Leaders Summit in Yekaterinburg (Russia) a month later. Since the BRIC's ...


Apresentação de Livro: “Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and the Liberal International Order”

Brazil has risen to become the seventh largest economy and fourth largest democracy in the world – yet its rise challenges the conventional wisdom that capitalist democracies will necessarily converge to become faithful ...


Entrevista: “Dinheiro chinês é chance única de integrar fisicamente América Latina”

- Entrevista com Oliver Stuenkel, autor do livro "BRICS e a ordem global"
- Para especialista, Brics mantém dinamismo político, apesar de desaceleração econômica
- Investimentos da China no Brasil vão de trem ...


Time for IBSA to relaunch the Responsibility While Protecting (RwP) concept

Four years after Brazil launched the note entitled ‘Responsibility while protecting: elements for the development and promotion of a concept’, the Rousseff administration's most significant international initiative is ...


How Brazil loses the battle for international talent

As emerging powers like China are seeking to strengthen innovation-driven growth and focus on the production of value-added goods, they are increasingly trying to emulate the United States' unique capacity to attract ...


Victory Day Parade points to BRICS grouping’s growing importance for Russia

Friends in need are friends indeed, a saying goes. Yesterday Vladimir Putin, facing the most severe international political isolation in his fifteen years in power, was saved by a relatively small group of state leaders ...


The G7 and the BRICS in the post-Crimea world order

Valdai Paper # 14: The G7 and the BRICS in the Post-Crimea World Order
The 14th Valdai paper “The G7 and the BRICS in the post-Crimea world order” is ...


The missing 1.3 billion

Missing China:A world map depicting social connections on Facebook (
Post-Western World's facebook page's roughly fifteen thousand followers ("fans") hail from 45 ...


Effective and Responsible Protection from Atrocity Crimes: Toward Global Action

by Thorsten Benner, Sarah Brockmeier, Erna Burai, C.S.R. Murthy, Christopher Daase, J. Madhan Mohan, Julian Junk, Xymena Kurowska, Gerrit Kurtz, Liu Tiewa, Wolfgang Reinicke, Philipp Rotmann, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, ...


The Forgotten History of Pre-Western Global Order

Book review:Before European Hegemony. The World System A.D. 1250-1350. By Janet L. Abu-Lughod. Oxford University Press (OUP), 1991. 464 pages. U$ 19.91 (
What will global economic order in the Post-Western ...