The following contributions are especially noteworthy:
- "Will BRICS Change the Course of History?" by Oliver Stuenkel, professor of international relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo.
- "Will SA's New Pals Be So Different from the West?" by Peter Fabricius, foreign editor of the Independent Newspapers in South Africa.
- "BRICS Viewed from Russia," by Vladimir Shubin, principal research fellow at the Institute for African Studies in the Russian Academy of Sciences.
- "Future Trajectories for BRICS," by Achin Vanaik, professor at the University of Delhi political science department.