From 25-27 September 2016, the IPCS, along with Berlin-based StiftungWissenschaft und Politik (SWP); hosts, the Rio de Janeiro-based Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (CEBRI); and the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS), held intensive discussions themed around 'Geoeconomics and Geopolitics at Play: Outlook from Europe, South Asia, South America and Africa', in Brasilia, Brazil.
Broadly, the topics of discussion and deliberation included:
a. Brazil´s new political scenery: making sense of it
b. The changing political and economic landscape in South America
c. Security dynamics in the Middle East and its implications for the global security
d. The West’s pivot to Asia vs China’s pivot to Europe: redrawing the strategic scene of global trade
e. New facts and trends in geo-economics and their implications for international security
f. Current Difficulties and Uncertainties Regarding Globalization
g. Global Governance: changes and challenges and their Impact on geo-economics and geopolitics
The GIBSA Quadrilogue was launched in 2007 as a collaboration between four Think Tanks: StiftungWissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin, the Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (CEBRI) in Rio de Janeiro, the Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (IPCS) in New Delhi, and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria. The forum works towards facilitating exchanges of ideas between these countries with regard to their respective perceptions and analyses of international relations.