Articles by BRICS

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Ukraine’s Partial Gas Cut to Europe Could Force Activation of Nord Stream 2
Paul Antonopoulos | InfoBRICS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

Kiev attempts to blackmail Europe by partially halting gas flow from Russia.

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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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How the Media Spins Today’s South Africa
Hanief Haider | The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2016

Why certain sections of SA media are more inclined toward foreign capital than Black economic empowerment?

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Despair Brazil: This Is a Class War
Alfredo Saad Filho, The BRICS Post - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2016

The judicial coup against President Dilma Rousseff is the culmination of the deepest political crisis in Brazil for 50 years. Despite strong media support for the impending coup, the PT, other left parties and many radical social movements remain strong. Further escalation is inevitable.

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With More Refugees Expected, Europe Needs to Get a Grip
Russell Merryman, The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2016

While financial support is still coming in for the victims of the Syrian conflict, Europe’s political signals are getting ever more contradictory.

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Dilma’s Fall: The Wrecking of an Inspiring Left-Wing Experiment in Brazil
Alfredo Saad Filho, The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2015

The country’s descent has been turbo-charged by a relentlessly negative media campaign and a succession of corruption scandals orchestrated by overtly partisan judges and a runaway Federal Police seeking to prosecute every instance of bribery and illegal finance touching the PT, however indirectly, as scandals involving the opposition remain un-investigated.

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TPP Is a Psychological Instrument Used by the US
He Yafei – The BRICS Post, 16 Nov 2015

November 10, 2015 – On the surface the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is about trade and investment. But seen closely, it is a smart move by the United States to set the bar higher for China in global trade and investment.

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“Nothing about Us without Us”: South Africa Set to Quit the International Criminal Court
Bongani Mbindwane - The BRICS Post, 19 Oct 2015

The ICC has been seen by many as a proxy tool of the US to further its narrow global hegemonic political interests.

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How the Refugee Crisis Is Being Exploited to Escalate the War in Syria
Adam Johnson - The BRICS Post, 21 Sep 2015

17 Sep 2015 – In less than two weeks we went from the picture of a dead refugee child to three new countries bombing Syria. How did we get here? And, perhaps more importantly, why did we get here?

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Economist Editorial Gets Economic With the Facts
Bongani Mbindwane - The BRICS Post, 7 Sep 2015

The policies endorsed by The Economist have only led to more chaos and severe global instability, argues Bongani Mbindwane.

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BRICS Bank’s 1st Loan to Be Issued in Yuan Not Dollars
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2015

July 24, 2015 – The BRICS New Development Bank will name its first investment in April next year and the first loan will be issued in yuan not dollar, top officials confirmed.

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Ufa, Russia at the Center of the World
Mark Sleboda - The BRICS Post, 13 Jul 2015

US press love to refer to the West as “the international community”, but in Ufa we see a truer representation of the world. Russia, with host and presidency duties of both BRICS and the SCO, is holding both summits in concert with the newly formed EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) summit. What is most telling and definitive is not even who is present in Ufa this week – but who is not. The West is not.

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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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The Moral Imperative of the BRICS Paradigm
Rahul Manchanda, The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2015

29 Jun 20156 – Nineteenth century historian Lord John Dalberg-Acton said, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. This has never been truer than with the case of the IMF and the World Bank, and the power they hold over world governments and their people.

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A Humanitarian Tragedy Imposed on Greece
Lode Vanoost, The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2015

The austerity program imposed on Greek society is a humanitarian tragedy. Greece has lost more than 25 per cent of its GDP over the last five years. This is without historical precedent. Even the Great Depression more than 85 years ago was not this bad.

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New Spring in Russia-Greek Ties: Tsipras
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2015

Putin and Greek Prime Minister Tsipras discussed bilateral trade, economic, investment ties. Tsipras on Wednesday [8 Apr 2015] said Greece “openly disapproves” of European anti-Russian sanctions, because the EU economic war against Russia could lead to a new Cold War.

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Brazil Uses BRICS Presidency for Key Foreign Policy Goals
Elena Lazarou - The BRICS Post, 13 Apr 2015

In pushing for a multi-polar world order, Brazil’s foreign policy has been consistent with its BRICS leadership.

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Russia-China Interests Aligned: Putin to Chinese FM
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2015

8 Apr 2015 – In a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Sino-Russian ties “meet the demands of the day” and Moscow will support the Chinese Silk Road project. Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in Moscow on May 8 for the 70th anniversary of Russia’s defeat of Nazi Germany. Heads of 26 countries have confirmed their attendance.

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UK Snubs US to Join China-Led Asian Bank
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2015

13 Mar 2015 – Overlooking US censure, the UK has announced its decision to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the first “major western country” to apply for membership. China and BRICS have long protested against their limited voice at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Asian Development Bank.

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China’s Defense Spending: Facts vs Hyperbole
Xu Guangyu, The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2015

China’s military budget is $142 billion this year, $ 61,800 per capita. The US defense budget is $ 600 billion for its 1.44 million military personnel or $ 416,666 per capita. Japan spent $ 41.5 billion for the 247,000 personnel in its self-defense forces, or $168,016 per capita. So China’s per capita spending on its armed forces is much smaller than both the US and Japan.

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Chinese Premier Backs Russia on Crimea
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2015

Mar 15, 2015 – China’s premier reiterated Beijing’s backing for Russian interests in Crimea, saying China hopes the Ukraine issue will be settled through dialogue.

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EU and Russia: No Option but Peace and Coexistence
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Feb 2015

At the moment of writing, the ink on the second Minsk agreement has not yet dried. Closer EU-Russia relations would create a nightmare scenario for the Washington elite, writes a former Belgian lawmaker.

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Renaissance of the Indo-US Nuclear Deal
Rachit Ranjan – The BRICS Post, 26 Jan 2015

The nuclear deal as being discussed currently will only be a temporary solution to an otherwise complex scenario.

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Russia Looms Large as Obama Watches India Republic Day Parade
Pooja Bhansali – The BRICS Post, 26 Jan 2015

Most of the Indian military might on display during the parade had a “Made in Russia” tag.

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Ukraine Crisis: Playing Russian Roulette with All the Bullets in the Cylinder
Alexander Nekrassov, The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Dec 2014

There are two main schools of thought in Russia these days about the reasons for the crisis in Ukraine. The first states that the Cold War never really ended, but lay bubbling in the shadow of the supposedly ‘improving’ relations between Russia and the West.

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China-Led New Bank Challenges Japanese, US’ Influence
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Nov 2014

The AIIB-Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will boost China’s global influence and enhance its soft power.

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Indian PM Backs Russia, China Ahead of US Trip
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Sep 2014

22 Sep 2014 – Days ahead of his US visit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has backed BRICS members Russia and China, refusing to criticise Moscow for its annexation of Crimea and reiterating trust in China’s handling of territorial disputes in the east and south China seas.

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Xi, Modi, Jokowi: The Rise of a New Triad
Kishore Mahbubani - The BRICS Post, 8 Sep 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesia’s President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo could end up ranked among their countries’ greatest modern leaders.

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As Western Power Diminishes, BRICS Rises
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jul 2014

July 21, 2014 – The 6th BRICS Summit was a resounding success. While major Western newspapers had consistently neglected the yearly gatherings in the past (or generally described it as a misguided idea), leading global voices such as The Economist and The Financial Times both reported on last week’s meeting.

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BRICS Bank, Ukraine Likely to Dominate 2014 BRICS Summit
The BRICS Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jul 2014

The annual BRICS Summit in the Brazilian cities of Brasilia and Fortaleza on July 14-15 [2014] comes at a time in which the global political scene is arguably more unsettled than at any other point in the past 20 years. Given the inherent diversity of the BRICS members, each country will therefore – and understandably – pursue very different goals and agendas at the Summit.

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