Боряна Митева, асистент в Катедра по Нова и съвременна история, ИФ, СУ „Св. Климент Охридски”
Japan’s economic diplomacy toward Brazil
Boryana Miteva, PhD, Asisstent professor in the Department of Early modern and Modern history, Faculty of History, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Abstract: Brazil is a country of a great importance for Japan in the region of Latin America. Japan’s priority in Brazil is promoting an economic cooperation. Japan’s economic diplomacy toward Brazil consists of several key elements – expansion of bilateral trade, investment and scientific and technical exchange, signing an Economic Partnership Agreement as part of this process, as well as providing Official development assistance through ODA and JICA. Economic cooperation between Japan and Brazil during the last decade has expanded. Nevertheless, two countries have great potential for the future development. The signing of an EPA will be an important step in this direction.
Key words: Japan-Brazil relations, Japan foreign policy toward Brazil, Japan-Brazil economic cooperation
Михаил Стефанов Киряков, Студент II курс, бакалавърска програма „Южна, Източна и Югоизточна Азия“, Софийски университет „Св. Климент Охридски“
BRICS and the US – unity and struggle of opposites
Michael Stefanov Kirjakov, Bachelor program „South, East and Southeast Asia“, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski “
Abstract: This report reviews the events and reasons for the formation of The BRICS, the motives and goals of The BRICS, and the complicated relationship between The BRICS and the Western Powers, embodied by the U.S. It also attempts to create a more realistic and bias perspective on the potential of The BRICS, who increasingly appear to represent the dawning of a new world order brought on by the shortcomings of the previous one, in the eyes of the developing countries.
The economic, social and political worlds are in a constant state of transformation. Once a certain social structure or institution rises to power, another shows up to challenge it. The resulting clash between the two produces a new fusion and a new power, that will be challenged on its own tern.
Keywords: BRICS; U.S.-BRICS relationship; Multi-polar world order; BRICS potential perspectives.