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Mikhail Konarovsky  

SCO and BRICS connectivity: possibilities and prospects

2019. Vol. 14. No. 4. P. 161–171 [issue contents]

Against the background of increasing turbulence and uncertainties in the world developments, regional and trans regional organizations and structures are making their international political profile more visible. With this respect an issue of their interaction in different dimensions of global life is gaining momentum. SCO and BRICS are among them. Proceeding from the fact that both their political and economic agendas mainly coincide, as well as active participation in them of such biggest world nations as India, China and Russia, the two structures have broad prospects for deep cooperation and interaction both in global and eurasian scale. Necessary preconditions have being created in recent years by mutual move towards equalizing of foreign political component in BRICS activity, and external economic one in terms of SCO. This possibility has been encouraged  by recent coming into force of the Earasian Economic Union and by Chinese Belt and Road initiative, now on the table. Mutual cooperation and connectivity could be maintained through deepening and expanding of interactions not only at regular high level meetings of the two structures, but also through holding of their joint summits and drafting of a road map concerned.

At the same time there are significant objective difficulties with this respect, resulting from specific political interests and goals of their member nations in international arena, that are not identical enough, as well as from different level of their relations with leading western countries.

Citation: Konarovsky M. (2019) SCO and BRICS connectivity: possibilities and prospects. International Organisations Research Journal, vol. 14, no 4 (in English). DOI: 10.17323/1996-7845-2019-04-08.
Keywords: SCO; BRICS
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