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Its Not the G8 – But the BRICS and even the G20

BRICS Leaders theatlanticpost.com

I was caught by the discussion in this morning’s  New York Times in the  ”Room for Debate” section.  At the NYT site several old friends from global summitry analysis and a few new acquaintances set out their opinions on whether to kick … Continue reading

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From Shanghai to Pretoria – From Where You Stand: Part II

University of Pretoria

          Shanghai was the first conference stop; but it wasn’t the last.  For the first time the partners – the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Stanley Foundation – held a conference in Pretoria partnering … Continue reading

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A Compelling Counterweight? – The Role of the BRICS in Global Summitry

  So the 5th BRICS Summit has come and gone in Durban South Africa.  The first BRICS Summit in Africa; the first hosted by the newest BRICS member South Africa; and the first to be attended by the new Chinese … Continue reading

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Cold Reality – Economic Growth Among the BRICS

I was caught by the recent FT article chronicling a report from Goldman Sachs that concluded “that the global economy will expand at a faster rate this decade than in any of the previous three.”  What powers this enhanced growth, … Continue reading

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An Apparently Potent ‘Flavor of the Month’

Well I have been absent – my bad.  But I do have an explanation.  I am currently in South Africa at the invitation of colleagues from the University of Pretoria – Tuks as it was once called – and between … Continue reading

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Strange Members

    This narrative is not about odd appendages – although possibly metaphorically – it is.  It is about who is – and who is not – strange members in some of the ‘Informals’ – in this case the BRICS … Continue reading

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Is it a Caucus; Or a Bloc?

      There has been a fair degree of speculation – and comment – going on around the global media and in the blogosphere whether the fourth Summit of the BRICS in New Delhi represents a new global leadership … Continue reading

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