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Oliver Stuenkel

Oliver Stuenkel

Oliver Stuenkel is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo.

His research focuses on rising powers and their impact on global governance. He is the author of the IBSA: The Rise of the Global South? (2014, Routledge), The BRICS and the Future of Global Order (2015, Lexington) and Post-Western World (2016, Polity).

He writes about rising powers at Post Western World and can be found on twitter at @OliverStuenkel.

The Post-Western World and the Rise of a Parallel Order
September 26, 2016
The Post-Western World and the Rise of a Parallel Order
"We stand at the cusp of a historic shift of power away from the West toward Asia."
The Post-Western World and the Rise of a Parallel Order
Book Review: <em>Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China</em>
March 09, 2015
Book Review: Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Jung Chang's 2013 release, now available as an e-book, reflects on one of modern China's most influential figures.
Book Review: Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
The New Decentralized World Order
July 09, 2014
The New Decentralized World Order
Just because rising powers have benefited from the U.S.-led global order does not mean they will leave it intact.
The New Decentralized World Order
The US Should Celebrate Its Decline
June 25, 2014
The US Should Celebrate Its Decline
The Upside of Down argues that the U.S. is declining — and that’s a good thing, especially for Washington.
The US Should Celebrate Its Decline
The Death of IMF Reform?
February 22, 2014
The Death of IMF Reform?
In rejecting crucial reforms to the International Monetary Fund, Congress is jeopardizing U.S. global leadership.
The Death of IMF Reform?
The BRICS’ African Safari
January 17, 2014
The BRICS’ African Safari
It’s not just China; the BRICS are all active in Africa and taking divergent paths.
The BRICS’ African Safari
India and China Are Not Destined to Clash
December 21, 2013
India and China Are Not Destined to Clash
In Samudra Manthan, C. Raja Mohan predicts that Sino-Indo rivalry will extend to the maritime domain. That's questionable.
India and China Are Not Destined to Clash
Failure Won’t Deter US Nation-Building Complex
December 05, 2013
Failure Won’t Deter US Nation-Building Complex
Jeremi Suri shows that US nation-building is too deeply rooted to be impeded by the Iraq and Afghanistan debacles.
Failure Won’t Deter US Nation-Building Complex
Keep BRICS and IBSA Separate
August 13, 2012
Keep BRICS and IBSA Separate
Some may want to merge IBSA and BRICS. India, Brazil, and South Africa should resist.
Keep BRICS and IBSA Separate
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