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


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Ivan A. Safranchuk

PhD in Political Science
MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
Department of International Studies and Foreign Policy of Russia


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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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