chapter  10
Introduction to Part III
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Parts I and II provided the background required to assess the likelihood of the BRICs countries attaining the highly coveted status of superpowers. Part III will analyse the likely role of the BRICs nations in shaping future global geopolitics, identify factors that will determine their impact, and examine how the current superpower – the US – and other great powers may be affected, positively or negatively, by shifts in power relations. Drawing on this, each chapter will conclude by summarizing some policy recommendations concerning the possible future role of that country in global geopolitics and international power relations.