PISM Report: V4 Goes Global: Exploring Opportunities and Obstacles in the Visegrad Countries’ Cooperation with Brazil, India, China and South Africa
22 MAR 2016 Report
Visegrad Group countries have become more active in pursuing their foreign policy outside Europe, focusing in particular on strengthening cooperation with the emerging powers - China, India, Brazil and South Africa. When approaching these countries, however, they have to struggle with similar barriers that result from different potentials and an absence of historical ties. The Visegrad Group can become a useful mechanism in overcoming these obstacles and enhancing relations with the emerging powers, but the four countries have to learn not only to compete, but also to cooperate on the global stage.