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BRI in the ‘Af-Pak’ region: Security challenges and China’s response
Oct 12, 2020

BRI in the ‘Af-Pak’ region: Security challenges and China’s response

Beijing's approach to Af-Pak can be attributed to its growing geostrategic interest in South Asia and the Indo-Pakistani rivalry.

BRI: A perspective on China's 100 year march
May 29, 2017

BRI: A perspective on China's 100 year march

The BRI initiative sits perfectly to balance two strategic objectives by leveraging China’s economic might and using it as in instrument to advance

Brick by BRIC: How the global order is being reconstructed
May 22, 2009

Brick by BRIC: How the global order is being reconstructed

BRIC or BRICs is an acronym referring to the fast growing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The acronym is used increasingly by politicians and the mass media, reflecting the emergence of a new global reality.

BRICS 2017 summit: Agenda for action
Sep 01, 2017

BRICS 2017 summit: Agenda for action

BRICS started out with a lot of promise when it came into existence in 2009 and all the members were the world’s top emerging economies. There was h

BRICS @15: From an economic to a strategic plurilateral forum
Sep 17, 2021

BRICS @15: From an economic to a strategic plurilateral forum

Critique of BRICS is logical and natural but can be unfair without careful examination of its evolution and contribution

BRICS and BRI: China Aims for Strategic Alignment
Aug 17, 2023

BRICS and BRI: China Aims for Strategic Alignment

China has twice broached the matter of expanding the membership of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa): first, at the 2017 Xiamen Summit, and again, more recently, at the 14th BRICS Leaders’ Meeting in June 2022 convened virtually under the chairmanship of Beijing. With China and India locked in a stalemate along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Chinese proposal has raised concerns in New Delhi. This brief examine

BRICS and Eurozone Crisis
Nov 09, 2011

BRICS and Eurozone Crisis

It is apparent that panaceas such as debt write-downs only offer short term relief to the debt ridden Eurozone as long as structural imbalances persist. European leaders need to look for a multipronged approach to deal with the problems.

BRICS and its future: The challenges of multilateralism
May 13, 2020

BRICS and its future: The challenges of multilateralism

The nature of the world order that eventually emerges will determine the future of BRICS and not the other way round.

BRICS and mortar for India's global role
Mar 26, 2013

BRICS and mortar for India's global role

At this unique geopolitical moment, when India faces a multitude of challenges seeking its attention both towards the region and the global stage, BRICS provides a flexible platform to respond to both.

BRICS Bank: A long overdue development
Jul 19, 2014

BRICS Bank: A long overdue development

The BRICS bank, now tentatively called the New Development Bank, is indeed a new and long overdue development. It is the first step towards reforming the world financial system. It has to be read against the decision of the BRICS nations to do trade more with each other on the basis of currency swaps.

BRICS Bank: Shifting powers from West to developing nations
Jul 22, 2014

BRICS Bank: Shifting powers from West to developing nations

The major achievement of the recent BRICS Summit was the decision to create the long-awaited (BRICS) New Development Bank. The bank can be seen as a growing influence of the BRICS which together represents 18% of the World trade and accounts for 40% of the global population with a combined GDP of $ 24 trillion.

BRICS cities require smart policy solutions
Sep 01, 2016

BRICS cities require smart policy solutions

Urban governance in BRICS countries will require different policy solutions because of differing circumstances.

BRICS currency: Is it a feasible idea?
Jun 20, 2023

BRICS currency: Is it a feasible idea?

Given the divergences among BRICS members, would the benefits of a common currency outweigh the costs?

BRICS expansion is a desperate bid to maintain relevance
Sep 21, 2023

BRICS expansion is a desperate bid to maintain relevance

The BRICS expansion is a big win for China as it would be able to enhance its geopolitical influence by admitting Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Sa

BRICS in Africa: A development dream?
Mar 26, 2013

BRICS in Africa: A development dream?

The BRICS-Africa partnership provides the potential for positive cooperation between developing nations in the future. It is this potential that delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will be trying to cultivate and deepen over the next couple of days in Durban.

BRICS leaders accept BTTC Recommendations
Jul 19, 2014

BRICS leaders accept BTTC Recommendations

The BRICS leaders have accepted the report titled "Towards a Long Term Strategy for BRICS", the recommendations made by the BRICS Think Tanks Council (BTTC). Observer Research Foundation is the Indian representative at the BTTC.

BRICS makes all the news: IBSA will continue to be relevant
Aug 09, 2014

BRICS makes all the news: IBSA will continue to be relevant

Has the emergence of BRICS had an impact on IBSA, was the question posed by Mr M Ganapathi, former Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India.

BRICS must move ahead now to a "go-to" institution
Feb 14, 2012

BRICS must move ahead now to a "go-to" institution

BRICS must now move on from being a grouping of individual nations, discussing agendas, to becoming a "go-to" institution for setting regional and global agendas. The essence and ethos of such an institution must flow from the inorganic prism of stability, security and growth for all.

BRICS needs doses of steroids to prosper
Jul 14, 2014

BRICS needs doses of steroids to prosper

Perhaps, the most critical issue for the five BRICS leaders, who will meet at the sunny shores of Fortaleza, will be practical goal-setting. This will be an exercise in planning and coordination to maintain continuity as well as honing in on objectives for the long term. If there is an opportunity to be seized in cross-leveraging political and economic ties, it will be in the coming years.

BRICS of a new world
Jul 14, 2014

BRICS of a new world

The Fortaleza summit will represent the reboot of BRICS. Prime Minister Modi has the biggest political mandate among his BRICS counterparts, and also the weight of the largest expectations.

BRICS Plus: Navigating global challenges and broadening influence
Feb 28, 2024

BRICS Plus: Navigating global challenges and broadening influence

The recent expansion of BRICS places it as a potential voice for the Global South in economic, trade, and investment matters

BRICS pushes the IMF to reform
Jul 20, 2012

BRICS pushes the IMF to reform

The recent G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, featured a pivotal change in the geopolitics of international finance. Emerging economies contributed billions to an emergency IMF (International Monetary Fund) fund designed to provide additional support to the Eurozone nations in case the debt crisis worsens.

BRICS remains on course for bigger, more effective projects in the years to come
Oct 18, 2016

BRICS remains on course for bigger, more effective projects in the years to come

The BRICS ship remains on course to sail steady, and is heading for more effective projects in years to come post the show of strength in Goa

BRICS rises
Aug 26, 2023

BRICS rises

Now with 11 members, BRICS’ decision-making by consensus will be that much more difficult

BRICS sees rekindling of India-Russia romance
Oct 17, 2016

BRICS sees rekindling of India-Russia romance

Sino-Indian ties have been going downhill for the last few years. At the BRICS summit, India sought to re-engage Russia more substantively.

BRICS Summit in Goa: Ahead of 8th conference, the bloc must focus on institution-building
Sep 20, 2016

BRICS Summit in Goa: Ahead of 8th conference, the bloc must focus on institution-building

BRICS as an institution must nurture independent growth trajectories of member nations keeping their individual interest at the forefront.

BRICS Summit: India will have an upper hand at bilateral talks with China
Jul 25, 2018

BRICS Summit: India will have an upper hand at bilateral talks with China

New Delhi should also be aware that a US-China trade spat opens up new possibilities for India, both vis-à-vis Beijing and Washington, and it should not be hesitant to exploit them

BRICS Summit: India's hands full with Pakistan, must bide time to deal with China
Oct 12, 2016

BRICS Summit: India's hands full with Pakistan, must bide time to deal with China

BRICS Summit this weekend in Goa with will invariably be coloured by the recent events in South Asia in the aftermath of the surgical strikes.