By Ram Manohar Parrikar, ReutersA series of BRICS countries, including Brazil, India and South Africa, have been developing a strong anti-corruption agenda.
But some countries have been reluctant to join the grouping.
What is BRICS?BRICS (or the BRICs, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea) is an economic grouping of six former Soviet republics that has become a hub of global finance and trade.
It is comprised of 12 member states, including India, Brazil and Russia, which together account for a third of global gross domestic product (GDP) but only 4.2% of the world’s population.
Its membership also includes the United States, which joined in 2005, and Japan, which has since expanded its membership to include all countries except South Korea.
The countries are also part of the emerging BRICS bloc that is also led by China and is seeking to expand its influence through trade, investment and investment opportunities.
As the leaders of the BRIs countries, they must also work together to counter corruption.
India, Brazil & Russia are BRICS nations.
But the countries are very different, and the BRIS countries are now struggling to agree on the principles for tackling corruption in a way that is more inclusive of the people.
The BRICS leaders meet in Shanghai for their annual summit in November, which is a chance for them to make common ground on the issues of governance, governance transparency, and combating corruption.
They will also try to forge a common strategy to tackle global challenges such as climate change and terrorism.
The meeting in Shanghai comes at a time when Russia and India are fighting a proxy war in the South China Sea over the Scarborough Shoal.
The Philippines, which claims the Scarborough shoal and has deployed warships in the area, says it has the right to exercise sovereign rights over the area.
The dispute has spilled into the international waters and could spill over into the South Pacific.
But BRICS’ leaders say the Philippines has been unfairly maligning the grouping and the talks in Shanghai will focus on resolving disputes, including over the South Sea issue.
India and Brazil are among the leaders in the BRiS grouping and are trying to establish a new structure for governance that includes more transparency, greater accountability and more democratic participation.
A lot of progress has been made in addressing corruption, particularly in India.
But corruption still remains a problem and there is no consensus on how to tackle it.
The leaders are also concerned about corruption in the US, where President Donald Trump is being investigated over possible payments he allegedly received from a Chinese company.
Brazil, which was one of the countries that joined the BRIA in 2005 and is still one of its members, has also struggled to tackle corruption.
The country has a long history of corruption and is a target for graft and money laundering.
Brazil’s government has also faced criticism for its slow pace of tackling corruption.
What are the challenges?
Brazil is one of five BRICS members that also has a military-run government.
It has been in power since 2002, but its corruption problems have not abated.
The government has not done much to address the problems and has not implemented major reforms, including the abolition of a corrupt-justice system.
Brazil has one of Asia’s lowest GDPs and corruption is endemic, and there are serious concerns about the country’s economic growth and prospects for economic growth.
The country is also a transit country for some of the biggest arms-related deals in the world, including arms deals with Iran and Saudi Arabia, and is heavily dependent on foreign investment.
Brazil also has high levels of unemployment and poverty.
A major reason for the countrys low growth is the fact that many of its people do not have access to higher education and training, and this is a major obstacle to the country developing economically.
What’s the plan?
The BRiN countries will try to make some progress in addressing the corruption problem.
Brazil and India will continue to work together on improving the rule of law and improving transparency, while the BRI countries will work to reduce the burden of corruption on the people of their countries.
The governments in India, Russia and Brazil, are expected to address their own issues at the meeting, including corruption and the role of the judiciary, which are key areas of focus in the negotiations.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been criticized by some in her government for not taking the fight against corruption seriously.
The government has faced criticism from members of her own party for not doing enough to fight corruption.
Russia and India have been working together for the past few years to tackle the corruption crisis in the country.
India has introduced tougher anti-graft laws, and it has also signed deals with some of its major arms manufacturers and foreign partners, including Saudi Arabia.
India is also one of BRiTs biggest suppliers of weapons to the Middle East