The arab states of the gulf and BRICS

New strategic partnerships in geopolitics and economics

Editeur(s) : Niblock Tim, Galindo Alejandra, Sun Degang

85,00 €

How the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) relates to BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and

South Africa) is, in the light of the growing strength and importance of this organisation and the

countries which comprise it, of critical importance. The GCC countries have fast-growing

economies, and they share some of the attributes and concerns of BRICS countries.

The issue is not simply how the GCC countries handle their relations with the individual

BRICS countries, but more importantly how they relate to an alternative structure of

coordination and perhaps power in the global order. Their established links and alliances may

no longer be enough to satisfy either their economic needs or their security concerns.

The objective of this book is to examine the commonalities and the differences in economic

and political interest between the BRICS countries and the GCC countries, so as to assess the

potential for cooperation and collective action. Whether the GCC could itself become a part

of BRICS is also worth consideration. While the focus is on the GCC, the GCC’s relations

with BRICS countries have been, and will continue to be, closely affected by the wider Gulf

dimension – the state of their relations with Iran and Iraq, and the manner in which BRICS

countries relate to those two countries.

    Collection : Gulf Research Center Book Series

  • Année de publication 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-959-94008-5
  • Support Livre relié
  • Format 16,5 x 24
  • Numéro dans la collection 22
  • Nombre de pages 252