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A Valentine Gift from South Africa, by Michael Kahn

So what is the state of South Africa, twenty four years into the democratic experiment? As with all questions, the answer differs according to who one asks, and where they stand, the latter being understood both literally and metaphorically. Valentine’s Day 2018 witnessed the grudging resignation of President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa ...

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A reaction to our GEAB article on Petroyuan, by Irina Yarigina: Professor at the Financial University of Moscow

It goes without saying,  that there are several prerequisites for national currencies usage: reliable economic and financial developments, economic demand of the currency, ability of the national currency to perform as the money abroad (payments, savings, exchange base, etc.), low level of transaction costs (favorable conditions for relations), legislation, that ...

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Rising Powers and International Security: the BRICS and the Syrian Conflict, by Adriana Erthal Abdenur

Some rising powers, including the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China,and South Africa), have openly contested certain international security norms, for instance challenging the tendency to invoke humanitarian protection to carry out military intervention. However, the relevance of rising powers, and especially coalitions of such states, to specific conflicts remains ...

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The BRICS: Aren’t breaking any time soon, by Maiara Folly

By Maiara Folly, member of our Euro-BRICS Young Leaders project for the Diplomatist. In 2009, when Yekaterinburg hosted the inaugural Head of State Summit of the BRIC coalition, the world was facing its most critical financial crisis since the Great Depression of the early 1930s. Despite the turbulent international context, the ...

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Euro-BRICS YLP: When highly educated, interconnected and multipolar youth get to know about Franck Biancheri Network

Euro-BRICS Youth Platform ‪#‎eurobricsyouth‬ : When highly educated and interconnected youth in Brazil, India, China, Russia, South Africa and Europe get to know about Franck Biancheri Network and our Euro-BRICS project, and transfer our principles and methods to the global level. After one whole week (25/04-29/04) of team-building and brainstorming in “La Pepinière” (in ...

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NKI BRICS-LEAP meeting in Paris (27/07/2014)

On July 27th, in Paris, as part of the Euro-BRICS project, representatives of NKI BRICS and LEAP met in order to discuss interesting perspectives of cooperation: “The BRICS National Research Committee is developing forms of cooperation with countries outside the regions, especially with the European Union countries, concerning the problems ...

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Towards a resilient international monetary system to systemic crises

Back in April 2010, the World Bank member countries agreed to change its severely criticized governance. This text has never been ratified by the U.S. Congress.On 03/26/2013 the BRICS countries announced the opening in 2014 of their own development bank, a fund with more than 100 billion USD, which will be able to ...

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