Just announced this morning, The BRICS Group Has Invited SIX new Nation State Members, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia, to join its roster, expanding Its reach as an alternative global super power. These six new countries have been invited to join the Chinese and Russian led club of emerging nations, strengthening its role as a geopolitical alternative to Western-led forums. The BRICS group — think an alternative NATO — is already composed of the countries Brasil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Though the group of eleven countries just met in South Africa at the fifteenth annual BRICS Forum in South Africa, the newest member states to be invited have not formally joined BRICS, implying that the United States and its European allies have a chance in the coming months to massage differences and offer incentives to said countries in order to keep diplomatic ties and strengthen relationships between them and NATO allies.
What this illustrates more than anything is how important the next presidential election in the United States is and how much work that person and cabinet will have in order to try to cool things off on the geopolitical scene, and hopefully stopping BRICS from growing any further. No easy feat.
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