As rising regional powers, Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are facing significant challenges. Despite divergent and at times contradictory interests, the BRICS group continues to seek political and economic exchange among each other, not least in the context of their annual Summit.
In over 50 years, the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) has researched emerging economies, regional and global power shifts, and political, economic, and social developments around the world. It is therefore an important resource regarding BRICS for decision makers, academics, journalists, and interested members of the public. This site brings together current research results, analyses, background information, and our experts’ contact information.