What is Brics? What does it propose and what are its limits and potential? The most recent booklet launched by the Brazil office of the Tricontinental Institute of Social Research in partnership with Front – Institute of Contemporary Studies aims to reflect on these and other issues.
The research, which can be accessed at this link, seeks to understand the geopolitical context of the formation of the bloc – originally composed of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – based on the dynamics of global geopolitics in recent decades, bringing the trajectory, the potentialities and contradictions of this project, with the aim of providing popular movements and organizations for a central and strategic debate for the coming years.
At the last Brics meeting, held in South Africa, the bloc decided to include six new members: Argentina, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia. Now with 11 countries, Brics can gain strength on the global stage.
“Our objective is not to proselytize or oppose, but to put arguments and facts into discussion that contribute to the positioning and organization of anti-imperialist struggles that the current historical time demands of us”, says the text of the research.
Editing: Thalita Pires