Why the BRICS grouping matters more than ever

The past year has seen a notable change of the way the BRICS grouping is perceived in Europe and the United States. While initially seen as quirky platform of little significance, it is now taken more seriously than at any ...


Asia’s Return to Preeminence

Book review: ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age. By Andre Gunder Frank. University of California Press, 1998. 450 pages. R$ 54.39 (
Why do we call the European peninsula a "continent", while ...


A Contest for Supremacy in Asia?

Book review: A Contest for Supremacy. China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia. By Aaron L. Friedberg. W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. 385 pages. R$ 32,46 (, kindle)
Britain launched the ...


China and the Rise of Competing Modernities

Book review: When China Rules the World. The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World. by Martin Jacques. Penguin, 2012, 848 pages (U$ 15.14, paperback,
Five years ago, Martin Jacques ...

CICA: Another step towards a Post-American security architecture in Asia?

In the wake of unprecedented Chinese institutional entrepreneurship, several analysts (myself included)have pointed to the creation of a potential Chinese-led "parallel order", which would, while not confrontational, ...


Book launch: “The BRICS and the Future of Global Order”

The BRICS and the Future of Global Order. By Oliver Stuenkel. Lexington Press, 268 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0739193211 ISBN-10: 073919321X
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"The role and importance of ...


Brazil should join China’s new development bank

Observation: This article was published on March 19. On March 27, Brazil announced that it would join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.This move will grant Brasília a seat the table during discussions about the ...


Entrevista com o jornal Brasil Econômico sobre o Banco Asiático de Investimento em Infraestrutura (AIIB)

Banco de investimento chinês cria era de multipolaridade, diz especialista
Oliver Stuenkel, especialista da FGV em emergentes, diz que os EUA usam a ajuda militar como principal moeda de troca para impedir a adesão de ...


Interview: Why the BRICS will remain an important force in world affairs in 2015 and beyond

By Justin McDonnell March 17, 2015
Oliver Stuenkel is an assistant professor of International Relations at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo ...


Brazilian Foreign Policy: Is There Room for Activism in Times of Hardship?

Last week, FGV's Center of International Relations, in cooperation with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), invited a group of leading academics, journalists, activists and diplomats to São Paulo to discuss possible ...