BRICS and the future of global power

People like simple stories and clear narratives. In the early years of the 21st century, the narrative of “emerging powers” and “rising powers” seemed to provide a clear and powerful picture of how international relations and global politics were changing.

Indeed, there was an upsurge of policy and academic debate about the growing importance of non-Western regions and their leading states, notably Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the so-called BRICS, for international politics and the world economy.

The story suggested that power was diffusing away from the United States and the West; that the emerging powers were becoming far more consequential actors, both globally and within “their” regions; and that, to remain effective and legitimate, global governance institutions needed to be reformed in order to accommodate their rise.

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‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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