March 11, 2012

Will Good BRICS Please Stand Up on Syria?

James Traub, Foreign Policy

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You can call them respectable democracies, but India, Brazil, and South Africa will be judged by how they act abroad. And on the Syria question, it's been shameful.

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TAGGED: China, Russia, India, Syria, Brazil, South Africa


As the emerging power with the largest economy, China will play a particularly important role in shaping the international system. Russia, though its economy is much smaller, remains influential: it has a privileged position... more ››
March 9, 2012
South Africa's Worrisome Turn
Wall Street Journal
The party of Nelson Mandela appears to be tilting toward its radical fringe. more ››
March 8, 2012
Can Brazil Avoid a Slowdown?
Financial Times
Only weeks after ranks of colourful floats paraded across Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, observers are wondering whether the carnival is finally over for the Brazilian economy. The country’s gross domestic product... more ››
March 4, 2012
More False Dawns in Africa?
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
The development in many countries is certainly something to be optimistic about, but it's worth remembering sometimes that press coverage on Africa tends toward the over-optimistic. more ››
March 3, 2012
India, Russia Grow Apart
Vladimir Radyuhin, The Hindu
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, almost certain to win the Russian presidential elections this Sunday, has laid out a tough foreign policy vision for his third term in the Kremlin that may entail changes in Russia's relations with... more ››