The recently concluded BRICS' Summit in Ufa, Russia, has resulted in a torrent of analysis about the organization. I include three provocative analyses below.
The Carnegie Moscow Center published on 8 July 2015 an analysis titled "Why Do Brazil, Russia, India and China Need BRICS?" by Alexander Gabuev, Andrey Movchan, Petr Topychkanov, and Sergei Vasiliev. It compares the different interests of four of the member countries in the BRICS.
Commodities Now published on 7 July 2015 an article titled "BRICS Trade Strategy: Time for a Rethink." It looks at trade distortions among the member states.
Quartz India published on 9 July 2015 an article titled "Despite the Happy Photos and Handshakes, the BRICS Are Frenemies in Trade" by Madhura Karnik. It also focuses on trade competition among the member nations.