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The rapid rise in the economic and geopolitical influence of Brazil, Russia, India and China have prompted speculation that these countries are headed towards attaining a dominant global power position, possibly even attaining superpower status in the future. The core question for the research in this book was whether the BRICs countries, individually or as a bloc, had any prospects of becoming the next superpower, considering their past, current and likely future diplomatic and international relations and military capabilities.