By Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner

At a time of switch within the overseas procedure, this publication examines how non-traditional best international locations from the worldwide South have fared thus far and what the possibilities are in their upward thrust to proceed. within the moment decade of the twenty-first century, the keenness of observers of the foreign scene concerning the “rise of the remaining” is waning as many nations that have been anticipated to guide the evolving multipolar order are experiencing monetary contraction and governance difficulties. to be able to expect additional advancements, the participants to this quantity specialise in the kinds and assets of the diplomatic techniques that needs to be accomplished through emerging states in the event that they are to maintain household advances in addition to achieve impact domestically and the world over. via a entire exam of case experiences from Latin the US, Africa, Asia, and the center East, they convey that whereas there are commonalities between those emerging states, particular family stipulations, values, and traditions effect and are expecting diplomatic strategizing and the facility for sustained projection at the overseas scene.

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Before moving on to Part I, readers may also wish to refer to the following table that provides a statistical profile of the countries discussed in this volume. 1). a. A. a. 1 2014 Military Military expenditure expenditure (% of central (% of GDP) government expenditure) 2010, the latest data for Qatar on these indicators. 8 2011 data. 7 2013 data. 4 percent (2009). 5 2012 is the latest year for which data on this indicator is available. 4 PPP is the purchasing power parity, calculated based on the International Comparison Programme (ICP) survey, the world’s largest statistical initiative that produces internationally comparable price levels, economic aggregates in real terms and PPP estimates.

A. BRAVEBOY-WAGNER sphere of influence. Nigeria, according to Paul Adogamhe, has been a natural leader in West Africa as well as in the continent by virtue of its size and resources, is beginning to consolidate its democracy, and has employed economic and military power to project itself in the region and the world, despite domestic social and political limitations. ” Finally, Andrés Serbin and Andrei Serbin Pont discuss the interesting case of Venezuela, which has in the past decades been governed under an indigenous socialist ideology, reflected internally by increasing militarization and externally in the search for regional dominance and alternatives to the prevailing institutions of the global economic and financial system.

Although IBSA’s proactive quest for a successful mediation could have represented a window of opportunity for those countries to prove their relevance in high politics based on different approaches than those of power politics, in the end, following the debacle of the Teheran Declaration, this effort also came to naught. During Dilma Rousseff’s first mandate (2011–2014), there were very few foreign policy achievements. However, in terms of the country becoming a potential norm entrepreneur, two ideas floated while Brazil was serving on the UNSC were significant.

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