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The Real Reason to Pay Attention to BRICS

File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping participating remotely in the 14th BRICS leaders summit on June 23, 2022. Image via Xinhua.

One of the few things about the upcoming BRICS summit in South Africa everyone can agree on is that it’s notable. But no one agrees why.

What does the body’s possible expansion beyond its core members of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa mean? Why are the BRICS even important to begin with?

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