About Rising BRICSAM

This blog surveys and comments on research and opinion on the BRICSAM states and organizations in the  context of the global order .

Rising BRICSAM is a site therefore that examines the newly emerging ‘rising states’ – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, ‘ASEAN’ and Mexico. But the site also focuses on the impact of the Influentials on global order.  As a result the site examines and evaluates contemporary international governance, the effort to build global governance collaboration and efforts to maintain international stability while accommodating change. This site comments on the Gx system, the G7, G20 and all the other many Informals concerned with global governance. On the functional side, Rising BRICSAM is particularly concerned with the global economy, global institutional economic and financial reform and the immense challenge of global climate change.

Finally, the blog assesses key Influentials starting with the United States. The US remains a most influential state in global governance.  The posts aim to understand US efforts and assess the effectiveness of enlarging global governance leadership. A critical continuing assessment concerns the relationship of the United States and the rising power ‘China’. In examining the relationship, Rising BRICSAM is concerned to evaluate in particular the prospects for continuing cooperation but is alert to the growing geopolitical tensions between the US and China.  These geopolitical concerns are  extended to the examination of Russia and the Middle East.

The blog is authored by Alan S. Alexandroff, Director of the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and is one of the Senior editors at Oxford’s journal – Global Summitry: Politics, Economics and Law in International Governance.

Guests occasionally join Alan and blog on the critical Rising BRICSAM issues.