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Beyond Geopolitics: Re-Examining Russia’s BRICS Relationship

Lucas Dias Rodrigues dos Santos | E-IR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

20 Dec 2022 – The BRICS have come a long way (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Despite the differences, they have deepened their relationship with regular meetings (from leaders’ summits to scientific cooperation), and jointly-run institutions (New Development Bank-NDB). Argentina and Iran have applied to join.

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Russia to Create ‘Independent Internet’ for BRICS Countries

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2017

Russia plans to create an independent internet infrastructure to reduce vulnerability to attack.

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Global Governance Reforms: Ufa, Russia Hosts the BRICS, EEU and SCO Summits Simultaneously

Bongani Mbindwane - The BRICS Post, 13 Jul 2015

Among all the groundbreaking decisions made at UFA this year, BRICS nations are moving to discard the dollar and euro on their $500-billion intra-trade. Further, the summits in Ufa, highlighted the geopolitical cross-pollination between BRICS and the SCO, which cannot make decisions that are disadvantageous to each other.

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Russia Proposes Energy Association within BRICS

Xinhua – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jul 2014

Russia plans to establish an energy association within the BRICS countries, the Kremlin said Thursday [10 Jul 2014]. “Russia is going to propose the establishment of the BRICS energy association, which would guarantee energy security of the member countries, conduct integrated research and analysis of global markets.”

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BRICS Rejects Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

PressTV – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Mar 2014

27 Mar 2014 – The group of five major emerging national economies known as the BRICS has rejected the Western sanctions against Russia and the “hostile language” being directed at the country over the crisis in Ukraine.

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Russia’s Plan for the BRICS to Dismantle the Dollar System

Valentin Mândrăşescu – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2013

A week before the recent BRICS summit in Durban, the Kremlin administration has silently produced a document which describes the Russian strategy in the context of BRICS cooperation. The document makes for a fascinating read for anyone brave enough to plow through the dense Russian legalese. The strategy has been designed in the “inner circle” of Vladimir Putin’s team, so it is safe to assume that it represents the official view on the BRICS future.

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BRICS Viewed from Russia

Vladimir Shubin – Pambazuka News, 25 Mar 2013

There are some who see BRICS as ‘the Center’s fifth column’ whilst Russia sees it as an alternative centre of global influence despite the differing ideological viewpoints of its member states. Russia is committed to BRICS as a constraint to the ambitions of the USA, NATO and the world reactionary forces behind them.

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Modi’s Moscow Mission: What the Indian PM’s Visit to Russia Signals to the West

Kanwal Sibal | RT - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2024

28 Jun 2024 – The prime minister’s prompt visit to Russia after re-election sends an important message: New Delhi is committed to boost relations with its time-tested partner despite Western pressures.

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Cuba Advocates for Peace at BRICS Meeting

Alejandra Garcia | Resumen Latinoamericano and the Third World - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jun 2024

11 Jun 2024 – Cuba’s Foreign Minister arrived in Moscow with a message of peace and the common purpose with the member states–Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia and Iran–to defend multilateralism and show respect for diversity.

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BRICS: Important Announcement about the New Currency of the Union

BRICS Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2024

23 May 2024 – BRICS is actively seeking to establish a new currency on the world stage to challenge the dominance of the US dollar. This initiative comes amid concerns about the impact of US sanctions on countries such as Russia and other emerging economies.

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And Now, BRICS Eyes Creation of a Central Bank for Currency Issue

BRICS Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2024

24 May 2024 – China, with backing from Russia and South Africa, is introducing a new currency to be issued by a proposed BRICS Central Bank that would combine the strengths of the respective currencies of the five BRICS countries in the economic forum.

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De-Dollarization Bombshell: The Coming of BRICS+ Decentralized Monetary Ecosystem

Pepe Escobar | Sputnik International – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2024

13 May 2024 – Get ready for what may well be the geoeconomic bombshell of 2024: the coming of a decentralized monetary ecosystem.

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BRICS Bank Announces Investment to Rebuild South of Brazil

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2024

14 May 2024 – The president of the New Development Bank of the BRICS group, Dilma Rousseff, reported today that the entity will allocate US$ 1,115 million for the reconstruction of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, devastated by the worst floods in history.

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The Russia–Iran–China Search for a New Global Security Order

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2024

3 May 2024 – While the collective west is in the grips of an existential legitimacy crisis, the RIC is devising its own security order to protect the rest of the world from the ‘genocidals.’

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Western Countries in ‘Peace Talks’ without Russia

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | Global Research – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Apr 2024

1 Apr 2024 – The “peace negotiations” about Ukraine continue to take place without Russian involvement. According to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, diplomatic initiatives are taking place to end the conflict but Moscow continues to be excluded, which obviously invalidates the negotiations.

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BRICS, Backbone of Emerging Multipolar World, Lavrov Says

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2024

16 Feb 2024 – “Today BRICS is one of the “backbones” of the emerging multipolar world. We are doing our utmost to ensure that after its expansion the association further strengthens its position as a reliable and effective promoter of the interests of the World Majority.” — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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Over 30 Countries Queue Up for BRICS Membership

Jai Hamid | BRICS Info Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2024

12 Feb 2024 – This surge in interest reflects a growing disillusionment with traditional economic models and a collective quest for more equitable international relations.

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BRICS+: An Impressive Enlargement

BRICS Info Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2024

1 Feb 2024 – The BRICS+ 10 countries represent 45% of the world’s population with 3.5 billion people, a third of the Earth’s solid surface, 44% of total global oil production, and 1/3 of global GDP of 29 trillion dollars, surpassing in purchasing power the G7.

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Year of the Dragon: Silk Roads, BRICS Roads, Sino-Roads

Pepe Escobar | Strategic Culture Foundation - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jan 2024

12 Jan 2024 – China, Russia and Iran will take the fight towards a more equal and just system to the next level.

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As China-Russia Economic and Diplomatic Ties Advance, Their Cultural Bond Flourishes with Ballet, Theatre and Music

South China Morning Post | BRICS Info Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jan 2024

29 Dec 2023 – As the Russian musical Anna Karenina is set to be staged in Shanghai and Beijing this month, theatre director Alina Chevik hopes to see how it can connect the two peoples at a time when Russian artists have been shunned in Western markets.

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Twenty More Countries Have Applied to Join BRICS

Chris Devonshire-Ellis | BRICS Information Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Dec 2023

19 Dec 2023 – BRICS Ambassador Anil Sooklal stated that, “over 20 countries have formally applied to join BRICS, while the same number have expressed interest. This is affirmation that BRICS is playing an important role in championing emerging and developing economies.”

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BRICS Condemns Israel War on Gaza in Signal to the West

Shola Lawal | Al Jazeera - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

21 Nov 2023 – In a virtual summit, the BRICS grouping denounced attacks on civilians in Palestine and Israel, with many leaders calling the forced displacement of Palestinians within Gaza or outside the territory “war crimes.”

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Iran-Russia Set a Western Trap in Palestine

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

27 Oct 2023 – The only country that could possibly distract the West from Ukraine is Israel. But the US and its allies are walking into an existential trap if they think a West Asian victory will be more easily won than a European one.

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G7 Versus BRICS: Power Struggles Are Not Class Struggles

Richard D. Wolff | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

16 Oct 2023 – Class struggles interact with but are different from power struggles. The ancient conflicts between city-states Athens and Sparta were power struggles, while within each, slaves and enslavers engaged in class struggles.

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The Real Message from the BRICS Summit

Prince Michael of Liechtenstein | BRICS Info Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

28 Sep 2023 – Between 22-25 Aug, the BRICS – a loose association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held a summit in Johannesburg where some 30 other developing nations were invited to participate.

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BRICS+: Experts Explain What the Strategic Entry of Six New Nations Means for Bloc

Yusra Asif | Al Arabiya/BRICS Info Portal – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2023

19 Sep 2023 – Why these six countries? One of the prominent goals of BRICS is to enhance cross-border trade among member nations to boost the group economically and reduce the bloc’s reliance on the US dollar.

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Agreement Boosts Academic Mobility Across BRICS Borders

University World News | BRICS Info Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2023

22 Sep 2023 – BRICS countries, a grouping of emerging economies, agreed to facilitate the recognition of academic qualifications among members to ensure the mobility of skilled professionals, academics and students.

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G-7 and BRICS Visions of the Future: Coercive Geopolitics or Multilateral Cooperation?

Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

17 Sep 2023 – A modified version of this post was published in CounterPunch on 8 Sep 2023, which itself is a reconfigured version appearing earlier on TMS (Transcend Media Service) on 4 Sep. Neither version considers the relevance of the Delhi meeting of the G-20, which represents a weaker and somewhat overlapping grouping compared to either G-7 or BRICS.

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BRICS: The Quest for a Just Multi-Polar World (video)

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | JUST - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

7 Sep 2023 – The BRICS Summit that concluded on 24 Aug 2023 in Johannesburg is a significant milestone in the journey towards a multi-polar world.

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Intra-BRICS Trade and Analysis 2023

Chris Devonshire-Ellis and Farzad Ramezani Bonesh | BRICS Information Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

4 Sep 2023 – BRICS countries as a total currently includes about 26% of the total global land mass, and about 42% of the world’s population. This basic clout means that BRICS combined efforts in restructuring the global economy and strengthening economic and financial cooperation have been welcomed by many countries – and been viewed with suspicion elsewhere.

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The Expansion of BRICS: Challenges and Uncertainties

William Daldegan | E-International Relations - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

13 Sep 2023 – The negotiations for expansion faced significant pressure from the Chinese. In contrast, Brazil and India resisted and, along with South Africa, negotiated for a stance from Russia and China for a broader UN reform. However, this raises uncertainties about the future of BRICS.

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New BRICS Bloc Will Democratize World Economy and Global South Future

Pedro Mzileni | BRICS Information Portal - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

8 Sep 2023 – The addition of Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Argentina, Egypt, and Iran to the BRICS block is the consolidation of a struggle to end the domination of this planet by Washington. The future of the world is in the Global South.

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Economic Growth in G7 vs BRICS: A Reality Check

Richard D. Wolff | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

7 Sep 2023 – We are confronted with a combination of denials and pretenses by the conjoined decline of U.S. capitalism and its global empire (or hegemony). Those declines have become clear to observers within the old capitalist establishment. For example, …

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The BRICS Summit

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

1 Sep 2023 – The BRICS Declaration, a major historic document, is published by media in South Africa, Brazil, China, South Africa, Russia, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, India, Nicaragua, Peru, and Colombia. But in Europe and North America, only alternative media and no major media has published the full text.

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BRICS Will Change the Power Balance in the Global Energy Market

Countercurrents - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

28 Aug 2023 – BRICS Will Make Up nearly 40% of Global Economy – The 11 BRICS countries will account for 48.5 million square kilometers or 36% of the world’s land area. The combined population will amount to 3.6 billion, 45% of the globe’s total.

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(Français) Le Sommet des BRICS

David Adams | Transition to a Culture of Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

1 sep 2023 – Le fossé mondial entre le Nord et le Sud s’est élargi ce mois-ci lors du sommet des pays BRICS (Brésil, Russie, Inde, Chine et Afrique du Sud) qui a eu lieu à Johannesburg.

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XV BRICS Summit Johannesburg II Declaration

BRICS Summit Johannesburg - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2023

South Africa, 23 Aug 2023 – Full Declaration

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BRICS Invites Iran, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia to Join as New Members

PressTV - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2023

24 Aug 2023 – The five current member states have reached a “consensus on the first phase of this expansion process” and invited the six states to become new members of the BRICS group from 1 Jan 2024. With the new members, BRICS makes up about 40 percent of the world’s population.

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BRICS+: Cure for Intellectual Toxicity of Cultural Relativism

Matthew Ehret Insights – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2023

27 Aug 2023 – The rampant anti-Chinese (and Russian) bias pervasive in today’s Western society has a lot to do with the fact that people have been conditioned by a very messy world outlook known as “cultural relativism”.

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BRICS Leaders Approve Document Setting Expansion Guidelines

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2023

23 Aug 2023 – Since January, BRICS Sherpas have been working on the concept of enlargement and the principles of its implementation. To date, twenty-three countries have submitted formal applications for membership.

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BRICS Leaders Call for Democratic Economic Order in the Interest of the Majority

Abdul Rahman | People's Dispatch - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2023

23 Aug 2023 – Amid a membership expansion, leaders of the bloc spoke out against sanctions, conditions on sovereign credit and dollar hegemony on the first and second days of the summit.

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Dozens of Nations Express Interest in Joining an Expanded BRICS

Saurav Sarkar | Globetrotter News Service – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

25 Jul 2023 – 45 countries have expressed interest in joining the Global South bloc ahead of a summit scheduled for 22-24 Aug 2023 in South Africa. Current members are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. 22 countries submitted their formal applications.

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Russia-Africa Summit Ends with Signing of Final Declaration

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

28 Jul 2023 – Vladimir Putin and African leaders today adopted the final declaration of the 2nd Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg. It commits to adopting coordinated approaches to the role for the development of Russian-African cooperation and efforts in the international arena.

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Competing with the Dollar: BRICS Launches Game-Changing Gold-Backed Currency

Jeff | Crypto News Flash - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jul 2023

9 Jul 2023 – BRICS nations unveil a gold-backed digital currency that could challenge the US Dollar in global payments. It aims to enhance financial sovereignty, reduce reliance on existing monetary systems, and provide an alternative means of conducting global trade and accumulating reserves.

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Ethiopia Submits Application to Join BRICS

teleSUR - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jul 2023

30 Jun 2023 – The East African country, home of the African Union, expects a positive response to its application.

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The Hegemon Will Go Full Hybrid War Against BRICS+

Pepe Escobar | Global Research – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2023

The Hybrid War 2.0 against the Global South has not even started. Swing states, you have all been warned.

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BRICS New Development Bank De-Dollarizing, Adding Members

Ben Norton | Geopolitical Economy Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jun 2023

The BRICS bloc’s New Development Bank, an alternative to the US-dominated World Bank, is de-dollarizing its loans, promoting local currencies, and adding new members: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, and Zimbabwe.

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Saudi Arabia Set to Join BRICS’ New Development Bank

Ahmed Adel | InfoBrics - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jun 2023

31 May 2023 – The ties between the BRICS bank and Saudi Arabia signals an advancement in the de-dollarisation of the global economy. This week, Saudi Arabia held talks to join BRICS’ New Development Bank as its ninth member, a decision not only economic but also political.

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BRICS: A New Leader’s Big Banking Opportunity to Improve Global Development

Marco Fernandes | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Apr 2023

12 Apr 2023 – Will the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement be able to fulfill their original mission with the arrival of the new bank president Dilma Rousseff?

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BRICS Bank De-dollarizing, New Chief Dilma Rousseff Says

Ben Norton | Geopolitical Economy Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Apr 2023

16 Apr 2023 – The new chief of the BRICS bloc’s New Development Bank, Brazil’s leftist ex-President Dilma Rousseff, revealed they are gradually moving away from the US dollar, promising at least 30% of loans in local currencies of members.

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The World Bank and the BRICS Bank Have New Leaders and Different Outlooks

Vijay Prashad | Independent Media Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2023

7 Apr 2023 – Joe Biden announced the nomination of Ajay Banga to be the next head of the World Bank. Banga will come from the world of international corporations. Dilma Rousseff, meanwhile, comes to the BRICS Bank with a different resume.

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Russia and China Summit: The Reconfiguration of World Power

Diego Ramos | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2023

22 Mar 2023 – The three-day Moscow summit signals China and Russia’s commitment to each other and the vision of a new multipolar world.

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G7 vs BRICS — Off to the Races

Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2023

22 Mar 2023 – BRICS Surpasses G7 in PPP-Adjusted Global GDP – An economist digging below the surface of an IMF report found something that should shock the Western bloc out of any false confidence in its unsurpassed global economic clout.

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US Threatens African Countries, Demanding to End Relations with Russia

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | InfoBrics - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

11 Jan 2023 – On 9 Jan, the Wall Street Journal reported that relations USA – South Africa are tense: Last month a South African naval base received a Russian cargo ship sanctioned by Washington, with no public information about the contents on the vessel.

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The Sino-Russian Summit You Didn’t Read About

Patrick Lawrence | ScheerPost - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

4 Jan 2023 – The New York Times coverage of the recent summit between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping misses some of its most important details.

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Russia, India, China, Iran: The Quad That Really Matters

Pepe Escobar | PressTV – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Nov 2022

15 Nov 2022 – Southeast Asia is right at the center of international relations for a week with three consecutive summits: ASEAN in Phnom Penh, the G20 in Bali, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Bangkok.

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Everybody Wants to Hop On the BRICS Express

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2022

28 Oct 2022 – Eurasia is about to get a whole lot larger as countries line up to join the Chinese and Russian-led BRICS and SCO, to the detriment of the West.

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Asia’s Future Takes Shape in Vladivostok, the Russian Pacific

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

8 Sep 2022 – Sixty-eight countries gathered on Russia’s far eastern coast to listen to Moscow’s economic and political vision for the Asia-Pacific.

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The West’s Dangerously Simple-Minded Narrative about Russia and China

Jeffrey D. Sachs | Common Dreams – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

23 Aug 2022 – The overwrought fear of China and Russia is sold to a Western public through manipulation of the facts. Europe should reflect on the fact that the non-enlargement of NATO and the implementation of the Minsk II agreements would have averted this awful war in Ukraine.

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The Multipolar “Iran-Russia-Turkey Troika” Overshadows “Unipolar Joe Biden” in West Asia

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

20 Jul 2022 – The Tehran summit uniting Iran-Russia-Turkey was a fascinating affair in more ways than one. Their Presidents convened to discuss critical issues pertaining to West Asia, with the illegal US occupation of Syria and wholesale rejection of the “war on terror” exceptionalist unipolarity that once ruled West Asia, as key talking points.

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Key Takeaways from BRICS Summit

Orinoco Tribune | Popular Resistance - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

29 Jun 2022 – Last week the 14th BRICS Summit took place virtually, chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The BRICS bloc (Brasil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) represents a key political, economic, and scientific force in the international arena. These nations represent half of the world’s population and their collective GDP is greater that $20 trillion.

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Behind the Tin Curtain: BRICS+ vs NATO/G7

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

28 Jun 2022 – The West is nostalgically caught up with outdated ‘containment’ policies, this time against Global South integration. Unfortunately for them, the rest of the world is moving on, together.

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Turkey Aligns with NATO against Russia

Peter Koenig | Global Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

30 Jun 2022 – One wonders, what forces have influenced Erdogan to distance himself from Russia and the East by accepting NATO membership of the two Nordic countries. Why would Turkey want to dance on two fiestas, the western lying, deceiving and collapsing NATO / G7+ , and the progressive, growing and peace seeking fast developing East, or better the Greater Global South?

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Russian Geoeconomics Tzar Sergey Glazyev Introduces the New Global Financial System

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

14 Apr 2022 – The world’s new monetary system, underpinned by a digital currency, will be backed by a basket of new foreign currencies and natural resources. And it will liberate the Global South from both western debt and IMF-induced austerity.

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Argentina Turns to Russia and Joins China’s Belt and Road

Ben Norton | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Feb 2022

6 Feb 2022 – Seeking alternatives to US hegemony, President Alberto Fernández traveled to Russia and China, forming an alliance with the Eurasian powers, joining the Belt and Road Initiative. Argentina is trapped in $44 billion of IMF odious debt taken on by corrupt right-wing regimes.

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BREAKING: Joint Russia-China Statement Articulates United Opposition to Western Alliance

Robert Scheer | ScheerPost – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

4 Feb 2022 – Today’s joint statement is a historic articulation of the major shift underway from the unipolar world that has existed since the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Iran-Russia Hit Maximum Strategy

Pepe Escobar | The Cradle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jan 2022

21 Jan 2022 – Three ain’t a crowd: The Iran-Russia summit this week, concurrent with RIC military drills in the Sea of Oman, in advance of a Xi-Putin meeting in two weeks, suggests a rapidly-advancing strategic vision for the three Eurasian powers.

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Why NATO Doesn’t Target Russia? Nepal Is the New Enemy, Stupid!

Jan Oberg | The Transnational – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

4 Feb 2020 – About 37,000 soldiers from 18 countries are to participate in the U.S.-run manoeuver dubbed Defender Europe 2020 in May and June. And just how do they get away with deceiving the world with their militarised mantra about stability, security and peace – no matter it is always about more weapons and offensive military strength – virtually without any important (if they are) mainstream media reporting it, not to mention ask questions about it?

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10 Years of BRICS: What Keeps 5 Headstrong Powers Together in Times of Global Disunion

Fyodor Lukyanov - RT, 18 Nov 2019

14 Nov 2019 – For the past 10 years, BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa] has navigated dramatic turns in global politics and the economy to emerge as an association of countries that is likely to play a key role in a new world order.

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“Peoples’ BRICS” to Be Held Concurrently with BRICS Summit in November

Brasil de Fato – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

People’s movements, unions, and parties will debate common issues between Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa in Brasília, Brazil, 11 and 12 Nov 2019.

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(Português) Em paralelo à Cúpula dos BRICS, Brasil receberá o “BRICS dos Povos” em novembro

Brasil de Fato – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

Movimentos populares, sindicatos e partidos políticos dos países que formam o Brics – Brasil, Rússia, Índia, China e África do Sul – se reunirão em Brasília nos dias 11 e 12 de novembro para o “BRICS dos Povos”. A data, o local e o nome do evento foram escolhidos para fazer um paralelo à cúpula que reunirá representantes de governos, a qual será realizada dois dias depois, também na capital federal.

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(Português) Em paralelo à Cúpula dos BRICS, Brasil receberá o “BRICS dos Povos” em novembro

Brasil de Fato – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2019

Movimentos populares, sindicatos e partidos políticos dos países que formam o Brics – Brasil, Rússia, Índia, China e África do Sul – se reunirão em Brasília nos dias 11 e 12 de novembro para o “BRICS dos Povos”. A data, o local e o nome do evento foram escolhidos para fazer um paralelo à cúpula que reunirá representantes de governos, a qual será realizada dois dias depois, também na capital federal.

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“Peoples’ BRICS” to Be Held Concurrently with BRICS Summit in November

Brasil de Fato – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2019

People’s movements, unions, and parties will debate common issues between Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa in Brasília, Brazil, 11 and 12 Nov 2019.

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BRICS Was Created as a Tool of Attack: Lula

Pepe Escobar – Asia Times, 9 Sep 2019

29 Aug 2019 – In a wide-ranging, two-hour-plus, exclusive interview from a prison room in Curitiba in southern Brazil, former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva re-emerged for the first time, after more than 500 days in jail, and sent a clear message to the world.

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10th BRICS Summit 25-27 Jul 2018: Johannesburg Declaration

BRICS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2018

BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution – We are meeting on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and we recognise his values, principles and dedication to the service of humanity and acknowledge his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of the culture of peace throughout the world.

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BRICS Summit Held in South Africa while U.S. Trade War Escalates

Abayomi Azikiwe – Global Research, 6 Aug 2018

2 Aug 2018 – Participants Make Declaration against Unilateralism Coming from Washington

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Int’l Community Eyes Outcomes of BRICS Summit in Johannesburg

Xinhua News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jul 2018

28 Jul 2018 – The 10th summit of the BRICS countries was held in Johannesburg from Wed to Fri [25-27 Jul], with the Johannesburg Declaration issued, mapping out a blueprint for the emerging-market bloc’s second “Golden Decade.” It has shown the world that the BRICS countries unanimously oppose trade protectionism and remain a powerful force for maintaining the multilateral trade system.

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BRICS Summit in Johannesburg [25-27 July]: Here’s What the Five Countries Are Looking For

Xuebing Cao – The Conversation, 30 Jul 2018

The summit is a useful opportunity for these countries to remind the world of what multilateralism can achieve. We may not see any significant leap forward as discussions get underway, but we’ll certainly see the emerging powers attempting to loud-speak their influence at a time of growing protectionism and uncertainty.

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BRICS and the Fiction of “De-Dollarization”

Prof Michel Chossudovsky – Global Research, 30 Jul 2018

24 Jul 2018 – This week, leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will be meeting in Johannesburg amidst an evolving trade war sponsored by the Trump administration. To what extent will the BRICS countries respond to the wave of economic sanctions and trade measures? China has intimated its resolve to implement bilateral trade deals which bypass the dollar.

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How to Judge the Success of the BRICS Summit? Three Questions Will Do the Trick

Danny Bradlow – The Conversation, 9 Jul 2018

8 Jul 2018 – The 10th BRICS summit [25-27 Jul] to be hosted by South Africa is going to be closely watched. It comes at a time when extraordinary global political and economic challenges are facing the world. The BRICS bloc is made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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BRICS: Turning into a Global Organization

Alexander Yakovenko – Russia Today, 2 Oct 2017

25 Sep 2017 – The 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen, China has emphasized the proximity of member states’ positions on current global problems, demonstrating that over the last 10 years, BRICS has grown into a full-fledged international mechanism for global cooperation.

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The BRICS Strike Back

Pepe Escobar – Russia Today, 11 Sep 2017

6 Sep 2017 – The wide-ranging Xiamen Declaration, issued in conjunction with the just wrapped-up annual BRICS summit, shows that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, although facing internal challenges of their own, may be about to step up their collective game, big time.

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BRICS Is Being Battered by Global Crises: Why This Might Not Be a Bad Thing

Patrick Bond – The Conversation, 4 Sep 2017

30 Aug 2017 – At the BRICS summit in Russia two years ago, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping asked fellow leaders “to boost the unifying force of BRICS nations through cooperation in innovation and production capacity to boost competitiveness.” Could BRICS leaders evolve in that direction? Their summit next week will be distracted by geopolitical tensions.

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‘BRICS’ Countries Well Placed to Help Lead Global Efforts to Tackle Hunger

UN News Centre – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

16 Jun 20187 – With the clock ticking toward the 2030 deadline for meeting the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, five of the world’s most important emerging economies are well positioned to take a leading role in helping to achieve these objectives, according to the UN: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China

Pepe Escobar – Sputnik News, 1 May 2017

The Russia-China strategic partnership, uniting the Pentagon’s avowed top two “existential” threats to America, does not come with a formal treaty signed with pomp, circumstance – and a military parade.

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Being Anti-Russia Will Take the West Nowhere

Jonathan Power – Other News, 20 Mar 2017

The truth is the West would be enjoying the same benign relationship with Russia if under presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the US hadn’t, step by step, put Russia under the hammer by expanding NATO and breaking its solemn promise not to. (Neither Ronald Reagan nor George H.W. Bush, who understood Russia, saw fit to expand NATO. Richard Nixon, a Russophile, would never have.)

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Why Everyone but NATO Live Happily with Russia

Jonathan Power | Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2017

Jonathan Power turns around the perspective – something seldom done in Western debate: What’s the reason that NATO is the only one around the world that has a negative relation to Russia today? And insists on having it? Trump proposes a huge increase in military spending but the U.S. already spends more than the next seven biggest spenders combined, China and Russia included!

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The Whole Game Is About Containing Russia-China

Pepe Escobar | Uprooted Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2016

29 Aug 2016 – The next BRICS summit, in Goa, is less than two months away. Compared to only two years ago, the geopolitical tectonic plates have moved with astonishing speed. Most BRICS nations are mired in deep crisis; Brazil’s endless political/economic/institutional debacle may yield the Kafkaesque impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. BRICS is in a coma.

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CIA Breaks Its Silence on “New Silk Road”: Says Challenging the BRICS and AIIB Was a “Mistake”

Rusticus | Activist Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2016

Morell has “left” the agency after 33 years of so-called “service” for the express intent of publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton for President, which he did by publishing a gushing ovation in The New York Times. Morell emphatically declares that a Clinton regime would be more willing to “kill Russians” and “kill Iranians,” would be more apt to escalate war in Syria, and would doubtlessly be more likely to (as Charlie Rose puts it) “arm the Mujahidden.”

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(Italiano) E la Russia e la Cina oggi?

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2016

Sullo sfondo ci sono i due più importanti partiti comunisti al mondo. Il Partito Comunista-Bolscevico Russo fece la rivoluzione del 1917; dal 1922 Partito Comunista dell’Unione Sovietica, CPSU(b). Il CPC, il Partito Comunista Cinese, che sta celebrando il suo 95° anniversario, fece la rivoluzione del 1° Ottobre 1949. Avvenimenti che hanno scosso il mondo, nel più grande stato del mondo per superficie e nel più grande stato del mondo per popolazione.

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Russia and China Right Now–?

Johan Galtung, 4 Jul 2016

The background is the two major communist parties in the world. Russia Communist Party-Bolshevik made the November 1917 revolution; from 1922 the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, CPSU(b). CPC, the Communist Party of China, now celebrating its 95th anniversary, made the 1 October 1949 revolution. World-shaking events; in the world’s biggest state in area and in the world’s biggest state in population.

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Kill List: Smashing the ‘B’ in BRICS

Pepe Escobar – The International Reporter, 20 Jun 2016

The stakes could not be higher. Not only the future of the BRICS, but the future of a new multipolar world is in the balance. And it all hinges on what happens in Brazil in the next few months.

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Imperialism’s Junior Partners: BRICS

Patrick Bond – Jacobin Magazine, 6 Jun 2016

25 May 2016 – On May 12, Brazil’s democratic government, led by the Workers’ Party (PT), was the victim of a coup. What will the other BRICS countries (Russia, India, China, and South Africa) do? Will they stand by as the reactionaries who took power in Brasilia pivot closer to Western powers, glad to warm Dilma Rousseff’s seat at the BRICS summit in Goa, India in five months’ time?

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Target Russia. Target China. Target Iran

Pepe Escobar – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2016

28 May 2016 – Not a day goes by without US Think Tankland doing what it does best; pushing all sorts of scenarios for cold – and hot – war with Russia, plus myriad confrontations with China and Iran. That fits into the Pentagon’s Top Five existential threats to the US, where Russia and China sit at the very top and Iran is in fourth place – all ahead of «terrorism» of the phony Daesh «Caliphate» variety.

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Washington Launches Its Attack against BRICS

Paul Craig Roberts – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2016

26 Apr 2016 – Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.

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BRICS, Multipolarity and Membership: The 100-200 Million Club

Kristian Girling – Oriental Review, 25 Apr 2016

Since 2010 the BRICS grouping has developed as a focus of organisation. That it has come into existence is indicative of a broader shift towards a multipolar world in international affairs. The success of BRICS so far, other than as a novel attempt at reorientation of states away from Western led and dominated international organisations, is disputed. Nonetheless, it is an increasingly significant grouping and is sufficiently attractive for other states to express interest in membership.

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(Italiano) Cina vs. Russia vs. USA; Xi vs. Putin vs. Obama

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2015

Cina, il più popoloso; Russia, il più vasto; USA, il più militarizzato. E qui c’è l’ipotesi chiave, presumibilmente più giusta che sbagliata: Cina-Xi: pace positiva; Russia-Putin: pace negativa; USA-Obama: guerra. Ci vogliono almeno due per fare la guerra, e due per fare la pace. La domanda è: chi cederà all’altro, Cina-Russia a una guerra estesa, o gli USA a una pace estesa?

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BRICS Not Content to Leave West with Mass Media Monopoly

Danielle Ryan – Russia Today, 28 Dec 2015

Deeper cooperation in the media sphere between the BRICS nations is likely to produce a far bigger headache for the West.

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China vs. Russia vs. USA; Xi vs. Putin vs. Obama

Johan Galtung, 21 Dec 2015 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2015

China, the most populous; Russia, the largest; USA, the most military. And here is the key hypothesis, presumably more right than wrong: China-Xi: positive peace; Russia-Putin: negative peace; USA-Obama: war. It takes at least two to make wars, and two to make peace. The other side has to play the same role. The question is: who will yield to the other, China-Russia to major wars, or the USA to major peace?

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Eurasian Counter Gambit: Sino-Russian Alliance ‘Acting as Magnet for World’

Sputnik News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2015

22 Aug 2015 – While US interventionists continue to promote a collection of policies that have repeatedly failed, China and Russia are acting as a magnet for forces of “the rest” aiming to build an entirely new economic infrastructure, US experts Dimitri K. Simes and Richard Burt note.

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