Russia and China Haven’t Even Started to Ratchet Up the Pain Dial

Russia and China Haven’t Even Started to Ratchet Up the Pain Dial

The Suicide Spectacular Summer Show, currently on screen across Europe, proceeds in full regalia, much to the astonishment of virtually the whole Global South: a trashy, woke Gotterdammerung remake, with Wagnerian grandeur replaced by twerking. Decadent Roman Emperors at least exhibited some degree of pathos. Here we’re just faced by a toxic mix of hubris,…

The World is Facing a Stark Choice Between the NATO and BRICS View of the World

The World is Facing a Stark Choice Between the NATO and BRICS View of the World

The recent NATO summit held in Spain included as guests the nations of Australia, New Zealand and Japan. By expanding the invited countries, NATO was signaling that it was the longer confined to the North Atlantic, as its name consistently represents, but instead was expanding its sphere of influence to the Asia and Pacific region….

Russia, India, and China (RIC) Could Be Key to Sri Lanka’s Recovery

Russia, India, and China (RIC) Could Be Key to Sri Lanka’s Recovery

While Sri Lanka’s bankruptcy is certainly a catastrophe for its people, the silver lining of sorts is that it could also become a turning point for the economic-financial dimension of the emerging Multipolar World Order if the RIC countries pool their efforts to support it. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared on Tuesday that…

You’re Either with Us or You’re a ‘Systemic Challenge’

You’re Either with Us or You’re a ‘Systemic Challenge’

Fast but not furious, the Global South is revving up. The key takeaway of the BRICS+ summit in Beijing, held in sharp contrast with the G7 in the Bavarian Alps, is that both West Asia’s Iran and South America’s Argentina officially applied for BRICS membership. The Iranian Foreign Ministry has highlighted how BRICS has “a…

The BRICS Leaders’ Joint Statement Likely Won’t Be “Anti-American”

The BRICS Leaders’ Joint Statement Likely Won’t Be “Anti-American”

To be clear, both India and China have shared interests with one another, Russia, and their other two BRICS peers in ensuring the success of the global systemic transition to multipolarity, but these Asian Great Powers prefer to do so much more gradually than Moscow does, mostly because they’re not the top targets of the…