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Title:The BRICS and the South Atlantic: emerging arena for South-South cooperation
Editor:Erthal Abdenur, Adriana
Periodical:South African Journal of International Affairs (ISSN 1938-0275)
Geographic terms:South Africa
Russian Federation
Subjects:South-South relations
international cooperation
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/10220461.2014.972442
Abstract:Over the past decade, power dynamics within the South Atlantic region have undergone significant changes. While the area has historically been dominated by North-South ties, both in terms of material flows and with respect to political influence, more recently there has been a surge in cooperation between developing countries within this space. As trade, investment and other forms of exchange and dialogue increase among actors from within the region (notably between South America and Africa) and with states located outside the region, the BRICS countries become more relevant to the South Atlantic. Individually, they have become relevant players in the South Atlantic's economic, political and security dimensions. Collectively, as inter-BRICS flows and political coordination intensify, new configurations of cooperation emerge within the South Atlantic. These initiatives suggest that rising powers are contributing towards making the South Atlantic - long dominated by North-South ties - a space where South-South cooperation and norms predominate. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]