About Rising BRICSAM

This blog surveys and comments on research and commentary on the BRICSAM. So Rising BRICSAM is a site examining the newly emerging so-called rising states’ – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and Mexico.

But the site also focuses on the impact of others rising states – Korea, Turkey, Indonesia as well as the core BRICSAM states and their influence on global governance. For the site is about contemporary international relations and the effort to build global governance collaboration. In particular this site comments on the Gx system both the G20 and it’s predecessor the G8 – at the summit level and ‘galaxy of institutions’ that help prepare global governance policy.

Finally, the blog assesses the influence of the United States as the still most influential country on global governance and attempts to assess the effectiveness of the enlarging global governance leadership. A critical continuing assessment concerns the relationship of the United States and the rising power ‘China’. Can the United States and China avoid detrimental competition, rivalry and even conflict? The US-China relationship is likely the most important great power relationship in the 21st century.

The blog is authored by Alan S. Alexandroff, Director Online Research, the Director of the Global Summitry Project and co-director of the G20 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs University of Toronto. There are guests that occasionally blog on the critical Rising BRICSAM issues.