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We need to move on BRICS Plus

BRICS membership of five states – Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took effect on January 1, 2024. As of the August 2023 Summit in…

BRICS success challenges the US-led dominance!

The world is witnessing seismic shifts across economic, geopolitical, and cultural lines, and the ongoing conflict between Russia and the West is having a profound impact on the global power…

Will a bigger BRICS be a bigger challenge?

The expansion of BRICS has been hailed as “historic” by the bloc’s most stalwart proponent of enlargement, China. The five-member bloc consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa,…

BRICS plus six

In 2001, Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill coined the acronym BRIC in a research paper, predicting a potential club of emerging economies. From there, BRIC grew and had its…

The BRICS debate

The coming 2023 BRICS summit in South Africa is witnessing contrasting dynamics unfold. On the one hand, aspiring candidates are displaying an unprecedented level of eagerness to join the prestigious…

The rise of BRICS

Initially, Brazil, Russia, India and China in 2006 formed BRICS as a relatively informal grouping of rapidly growing countries seeking to improve the global economic situation and reform international financial…

The BRICS’s creeping ‘gold currency’

It’s a shame that market pundits have been busy scandalising JP Morgan’s involvement with the late, notorious sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein — especially after a US judge’s approval late last…

Rise of BRICS

Fleeting moments The waning influence of the United States as a superpower and mounting influence of China and Russia are giving rise to a new currency – BRICS. The US…

The Brics Declaration

The Brics declaration

When Brics met at Xiamen, China for their ninth summit, their declaration counted the LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba), JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammad) and the Haqqani Network as three among many proscribed groups which spawn…

After Trump, Now Brics

After Trump, now Brics

As the country’s top ambassadors meet in Islamabad to contemplate Pakistan’s response to President Trump’s recently announced policy on Afghanistan and South Asia, Pakistan’s diplomatic isolation seems almost complete with…