Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is Chief Executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs.

The BRICS in a multipolar world

This week, South Africa is hosting the tenth annual gathering of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). When the first BRIC summit was held in 2009 (South Africa was added in 2010), the world was in the throes of a financial crisis of the developed world's making, and the increasingly dynamic BRIC bloc represented the future.