The Heat: BRICS Expansion

The Heat

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China, Russia, Brazil, and India came together in 2009 to form the initial BRIC group. South Africa was added in 2010. Now, those five countries have been joined by five more countries in a newly-expanded trade, economic, and political alliance. What kind of impact will they have on the post-World War II international order?

Joining the discussion:

  • Sourabh Gupta is Senior Asia-Pacific International Relations Policy specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.
  • Einar Tangen is Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute and Chairman of Asia Narratives. 
  • Gustavo Ribeiro is founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Brazilian Report.
  • Anton Fedyashin is a history professor at American University.