Inter-Civilizational Dimension of BRICS

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Status Published
Affiliation: MGIMO University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameISTORIYA
EditionIssue 11 (85)

The BRICS is one of the alternative projects for building a multipolar world. The BRICS was created as an association of the largest developing countries seeking to reform the existing world order. The purpose of this article is to analyze the main factors of the inter-civilizational dimension of the BRICS. The uniqueness of this formation is that it unites countries not only with different socio-economic models, but also with different cultural and civilizational characteristics. The BRICS is primarily a dialogue platform for discussing major international issues. The BRICS foreign policy line is characterized by the desire to solve its strategic tasks without confrontation with NATO. At the same time, foreign policy of the BRICS countries is based on a solid foundation: the military-political and economic potential of the Member States. The BRICS is putting forward new approaches to reforming the system of international regulation. This also applies to the economic sphere. The BRICS countries believe that the global economic system is going through a serious crisis and needs profound changes in order to ensure equal conditions for all countries. Inter-civilizational aspects are also seen in economic cooperation within the BRICS. By historical standards, it is too early to talk about the results of the BRICS activities. However, it is obvious that it can become a new world center of influence, despite the differences in the political, cultural and civilizational specifics and different levels of economic development of the BRICS Member States.

KeywordsBRICS, inter-civilizational dimension, a multipolar world, an alternative project, South Africa, Brazil, India, China, Russia
Publication date30.12.2019
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