BRICS is now a formidable group, representing a challenge to U.S. geopolitical and economic goals. It can no longer be ignored.
BRICS enjoys many potential new member candidates. But the process of enlarging the group is likely to be slow and tiered.
The meeting in Jeddah, inconclusive as it may have been, signals a continuing shift in Ukraine’s favor, albeit at glacial speed.
A new global economic order will not emerge out of a new BRICS currency or de-dollarization happening overnight.
South Africa must carefully navigate Western anxieties about BRICS and demonstrate that there’s a common future in a multipolar world.