23.04.2020
BRICS: quest for a role in shaping future international order
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Igor Denisov

Senior research fellow at the Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies, Institute for International Studies at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s MGIMO University.

Andrey Kazantsev

PhD, is Director of the Analytical Center of the Institute for International Studies, MGIMO, Russia.

Fyodor A. Lukyanov

Russia in Global Affairs
Editor-in-Chief;
National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
Research Professor;
Valdai Discussion Club
Research Director

AUTHOR IDs

SPIN RSCI: 4139-3941
ORCID: 0000-0003-1364-4094
ResearcherID: N-3527-2016
Scopus AuthorID: 24481505000

Contacts

E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: (+7) 495 980 7353
Address: Office 112, 29 Malaya Ordynka Str., Moscow 115184, Russia

Ivan А. Safranchuk

PhD in Political Science
MGIMO State University of International Relations, Moscow, Russia
Institute for International Studies
Leading Research Fellow;
National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Department of International Relations
Associate Professor;
Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Russia

AUTHOR IDs

SPIN RSCI: 9754-1094
ORCID: 0000-0003-2214-6628
ResearcherID: O-3257-2017
Scopus AuthorID: 57193867458

Contacts

E-mail: [email protected]
Address: Office 4101, 76 Vernadsky Prospect, Moscow 119454, Russia

The concept of BRICS has always provoked a lot of debates, and those will turn even more heated as previous international arrangements are being eroded. Will BRICS be able to increase its potential and make a pillar for the world order in the future? Read analysis by Igor Denisov, Andrei Kazantsev, Fyodor Lukyanov and Ivan Safranchuk, published recently by Strategic Affairs.

“It is remarkable that the BRICS stays together and effectively adjusts its rationale with the evolving international situation. Presumably, the founders of BRICS envisioned not only its extraordinary accommodative capability, but rather a more determining role in the evolution of the world system.

From this perspective, the BRICS has under-performed so far. Still, the common interest to reconcile development and security needs is strong and keeps BRICS countries together.

Currently, the BRICS is a powerful instrument for Russia and China to prevent great power politics from escalating to great power conflict”.

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