BRICS ceased to be seen by EU policymakers as a loose constellation of emerging states
19.06.2015 |Politics| Balazs Ujvari, EU Institute for Security Studies,
The “bloc” unites those states that have been most successful in stirring the waters of global authority & advancing a distinct set of interests in key international issues through collective action.
The past decade has seen the emergence of a variety of alliances both inside and outside the post-Second World War global governance system, often resulting in new multilateral organisations and structures, not least in the Asia-Pacific and the ‘Global South’. These initiatives have mostly been driven by one purpose: balancing out the perceived domination of international institutions and organisations by Western powers – namely the US, the EU and Japan.
BRICS unites those countries that have been most successful in stirring the waters of global governance and advancing a distinct set of interests in key international issues through collective action are now commonly referred to as the BRICS.
Institute for Security Studies (ISS) analyses the nature and stance of BRICS in the world as well as its development.