Daniel W. Drezner

BRIC-a-brac

BRIC-a-brac

Not everything going on in international relations is about Iran.  My latest column at The National Interest Online evaluates yesterday’s BRIC Heads of State summit in Yekaterinaburg.  The closing paragraph:

[T]hink of the BRIC grouping as an homage to other toothless international groupings. Indeed, most of the official BRIC communiqué consisted of pledges to do things that will clearly not be done, like finish the Doha trade round. In doing this, the BRIC coalition appears to be quickly learning from the grand tradition of fruitless G-8 and G-20 communiqués.

Go read the whole thing