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Modi Comes Under Intense Criticism Back Home After “Brief Conversation” With Xi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came under withering criticism this weekend from his political rivals and the media back home for the way he handled a short, "informal" exchange with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of last week's BRICS summit in Johannesburg -- their first ...

The New “BRICS6” May Complicate Indonesia’s Agenda in ASEAN

BRICS on Thursday officially invited six countries to join the group — Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, Argentina, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. After all the speculations made in local media about Indonesia’s possibility to join, the country was missing from the invite list. And that is ...

Africa’s Prominent Role in the New “BRICS6”

The once lifeless BRICS bloc got a big boost of energy this week with the addition of six new members including two additional African states from Egypt and Ethiopia. Together, African countries will now account for nearly a third of the ...

The BRICS Gets Bigger. Six New Members Added to the Bloc

The BRICS group is going to need a new name to accommodate the admission of six countries that were officially invited to join the bloc as of January 1, 2024: 1) Argentina2) Egypt3) Ethiopia4) Iran5) Saudi Arabia

No New Members Will be Added to the BRICS Bank, Says CFO

While the BRICS group itself will become larger at the conclusion of the ongoing leaders summit underway in Johannesburg, that is not the case for the bloc's bank known as the New Development Bank. "There will be no announcements this week," 

Xi Holds Bilateral Meetings on the Sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a flurry of sideline meetings with various Global South leaders Wednesday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg: ETHIOPIA: Xi informed PM Abiy Ahmed that China would suspend payments on all ...

It’s Business as Usual for Xi and Modi, No Indication if the Two Plan to Meet in South Africa

All week, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have maintained disciplined poker faces in their interactions with one another throughout the ongoing BRICS summit in Johannesburg -- not giving any hint that anything's wrong, severely wrong, between their two countries. ...

U.S.-Based Analysts Reflect on This Week’s BRICS Summit and What It Says About the Current State of International Relations

As the BRICS summit draws to a close in Johannesburg, international affairs analysts at prominent U.S.-based think tanks and universities are reflecting on many of the key takeaways from the three-day event: WEST'S FAILURE: "The enthusiasm of many developing ...

The Fate of the BRICS Depends on Xi and Modi

Forget about everything that you've heard about this week's BRICS summit in Johannesburg because none of it matters. The fact that Putin didn't go in person seems important, right? No, not really. What about the idea of a dollar-killing BRICS currency? ...

Xi Mysteriously Failed to Show Up at a BRICS Event, Sparking Wild Speculation Over What Happened

The opening day of the BRICS summit in South Africa began as expected on Tuesday with a flurry of high-profile arrivals in Johannesburg followed by a bilateral meeting between South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The two ...
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