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ICT in the BRICS Agenda Before The 2015 Summit: Installing the Missing Pillar?

Oleg Demidov

The BRICS states that today together account for over 900 mln internet users, remain underrepresented in the global internet governance discussions. To erect the ICTs as another pillar in its agenda the ‘new giants’ should get more engaged in the policy-making process and demonstrate well-orchestrated leadership on such issues as the IANA functions transition, reform of the multistakeholder internet governance model, etc. More opportunities are hidden on the level of joint infrastructure projects, hardware and software solutions. However, to succeed the BRICS needs Russia’s input based on its well-elaborated approach to the information security and internet governance issues.

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Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2014

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