BRICS and SCO: Russia’s Big Summit

A week before leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are set to gather for the 7th BRICS Summit in Ufa, the New Development Bank (NDB), often called "BRICS Bank", dominates pre-summit discussions. ...


As Brazil’s Senate approves creation of BRICS Bank, grouping enhances parliamentary cooperation

From left to right:Renan Calheiros (President of Brazil's Senate), Eduardo Cunha (President of Brazil's Congress), Sergey Naryshkin (Chairman of the State Duma), Valentina Matviyenko (Chairperson of Russia's Upper House, ...


Towards a leaderless and chaotic world?

BBC's Badawi quizzes Norways FM, Joe Nye and former Putin advisor Karaganov listen
Last week, around two hundred current and former policy makers, academics, journalists, businesspeople and NGO representatives gathered at ...


Dilma Rousseff’s BRICS challenge

One month from now, Dilma Rousseff will travel to Russia to participate in the 7th BRICS Leaders Summit in the city of Ufa. Together with her visit to Washington D.C., a week earlier, it will be the most important week for ...


Curso intensivo de inverno: Brazil in World Politics

Os professores Matias Spektor e Oliver Stuenkel ministram, a partir do dia 13 de julho de 2015, o curso Brazil in World Politics com o objetivo de analisar a inserção brasileira no mundo sob uma perspectiva histórica. As ...


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 ...