BRICS foreign ministers have met in Cape Town, and South Africa has hosted other members including Brazil, Russia, India and China.
The group began informally in 2006 and was joined by South Africa four years later. But in today’s more polarized geopolitical world, the BRICS club has become even more important.
Several countries have expressed interest in joining the group.
Is this group of emerging economies likely to alter the balance of global trade and power? Or is this a political pipe dream?
host: Mohammad Jamjom
Sanusha Naidu – Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue, an independent foreign policy think tank
Chris Weafer – CEO of Macro-Advisory, a strategic consulting firm in Eurasia
Shirley Yu – Political Economist and Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School