Call for Papers: Diplomatic Courier: edition on BRICS, for Brazil 2014.

BRICS Summit, Brazil, 2014

The 2014 BRICS Summit will be the sixth annual diplomatic meeting of the BRICS, a grouping of major emerging economies that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It will be hosted by Brazil, as the first host country of the current five-year summit cycle. Though Brazil hosted a four-member BRIC summit in April 2010, this year will mark its first full BRICS summit since the 2010 summit did not include South Africa, which joined the grouping in December 2010.

Following the 2013 BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa, the BRICS countries released a joint statement naming Brazil as the host country for the 2014 summit. Having agreed to set up a new international development bank during the 2013 summit, the member countries reportedly intend to complete the necessary arrangements for this bank prior to the 2014 summit.

The Diplomatic Courier is seeking articles to be published in a special edition to be distributed at the BRICS summit in Brazil this spring. Researched articles should be between 1000 to 1200 words in length; opinion pieces should be approximately 600 to 800 words in length. Articles should be original and not have been previously published in any other format—print or online. All articles should consider an international audience, and may address topics including, but not limited to:

  • Natural Resources and Energy
  • Governance and International Institutions
  • Foreign Policy
  • Regional Integration
  • Climate Change and the Environment
  • Global Development and Financial Integrity
  • Peace and Security Operations
  • Trade and Investment
  • BRICS and Africa
  • Youth Participation
  • BRICS Development Bank
  • New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
  • China’s Economic Evolution
  • Brazil Economic Situation
  • India’s Decline in Output
  • Russia’s Long-Term Growth Predictions
  • BRICS and Emerging Economic Rankings 2014
  • Brazil and India Elections
  • Global Pay TV driven by BRIC economic growth
  • Hotspots 2025: Benchmarking the Future Competitiveness of Cities in India, Brazil, and Russia
Please Include:
  • An abstract (no more than 100 words);
  • A working title;
  • A polished article of between 800-1000 words in a Word or text document;
  • A brief biography (no more than 100 words);
  • Accompanying photos/graphics/tables in a separate document (if applicable). Please do not include graphics in a text document.

Please avoid wonky or insider language, and remember that you are writing for a global audience. Do not include footnotes, endnotes, or a list of references—they will not be included. Hyperlinks are welcome and will be included if the article is republished online.

All documents should be sent via email to the Editor­‐in­‐Chief at: In the email subject line, please include “Article Submission: BRICS Summit”. Hard copies will not be accepted or returned.

Deadlines: All article submissions, including an abstract and bio, are due on or before February 3, 2014.

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