The National Interest has published an article by SIWPS Senior Associate Cynthia Roberts, titled “Are the BRICS Building a Non-Western Concert of Powers?”

In light of this week’s gathering of Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese, and South African leaders in Ufa, Russia for the 7th BRICS Summit, Roberts discusses how the BRICS group has proven itself to be determined to create its own economic structures independent from those of the West. This transformation into a “non-Western concert of major powers,” Roberts argues, defies skepticism about whether this association could ever pose a genuine challenge to Western dominance of international political and economic institutions.

Read Dr. Roberts’s article on the National Interest website.