Will The BRICS Ever Grow Up?

In the two decades since Brazil, Russia, India, and China were recognized for their unique growth potential, they, along with South Africa, have so far proven incapable of uniting as a meaningful global force. This comes at the expense not only of the bloc, but of better global governance as well. Read More Here

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Russia And China: Are U.S. Enemies Aligning?

China and Russia both value strategic autonomy and do not want military obligations where no mutual interests are at play—China does not want to get involved in Ukraine any more than Russia wants to get involved in Taiwan. But Sino-Russian ties are noticeably strengthening and will continue to strengthen so long as shared interests outweigh sticking points. […]

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Regional Powers And The Afghanistan Question

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan today also reinforces the strongly held conviction in Beijing that the US is in terminal decline. Coming at a time when China is offering an alternative to the Western model of domestic and international governance, the US defeat in Afghanistan will be seen in Beijing as a great ideological victory. […]

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