The July 2014 BRICS Summit marked a change in the level of the ambitions of this alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit’s decisions carry potentially important implications both for the future of global economic governance and African development. The core outcome was the creation of two new institutions: the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement, regarded by many as respectively potential alternatives to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
This report seeks to better understand the role of the BRICS countries and other rising powers in Africa’s economic development. The main focus is their role as providers of development finance and development aid. The report also analyses their role in relation to political developments and how these new powers balance strong commercial expansion with the foreign policy principles of South-South cooperation and non-interference.
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 2. Fighting the ‘seven deadly thins’ – starting the DFID journey
Phil Mason OBE
The UAE’s Humanitarian Diplomacy: Claiming State Sovereignty, Regional Leverage and International Recognition
Independence or Front Lines: Securing Southern Representation in Yemen's Peace Talks
Babylon: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier
Stuck in Transition: Political Corruption as Power Abuse
Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation
Income Guarantees and Borrowing in Risky Environments: Evidence from India's Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
Clive Bell and Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay
Gendercide and marginalisation – An initial review of the knowledge base
Vibeke Wang, Magnus Hatlebakk, Liv Tønnessen, Ottar Mæstad, Kari Telle
Love in Law – The Indian Supreme Court decides in favour of LGBT persons