Posted by seumasach on December 21, 2012
Towards thematic cooperation networks based on a specific politico-diplomatic framework
Report of the 3rd Euro-BRICS Seminar
20th December, 2012
The world continues to move through an historical crisis which marks the end of the systems and power relationships dominating the world since the end of the Second World War. The dynamics at the heart of the events of accelerated globalisation and markets’ unbridled expansion these last twenty years have just collapsed. International relations in all fields (finance, economy, currencies, strategy, diplomacy…) have been subjected to an unprecedented rebalancing over the last few decades. This new global context creates new balances (and imbalances) which are rapidly replacing those inherited from the last two major breaches in the world order, namely the Second World War and the fall of the Iron Curtain. Whether for peacefully managing the tensions which are dawning at all the levels of world governance inherited from the 20th century, against a background of an ongoing global systemic crisis, players on a world scale, old, new, or resurgent must display audacity and innovation to try and lay down the bases of 21st century world governance. In this respect, without any doubt, Europeans from Euroland and Russians constitute a promising partnership which can be used as a base for such a renewal. The Euro-BRICS initiative, jointly administered by LEAP/E2020 and the MGIMO since 2010 and now supported by an active network of experts from Euroland, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is, incidentally, an obvious example.