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

Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, and Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club. Research Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.


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Ivan А. Safranchuk

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of International Research, MGIMO University;

Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.


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e-mail: [email protected]
Institute of International Research, MGIMO University
Office 319, 76 Vernadsky Prospect, Moscow, 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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