YOU can expand the curious organisation called the BRICS, but you can’t define it. In fact, it’s hardly even an organisation: no headquarters, no secretariat. Even the (British) Commonwealth and la Francophonie have more substance: at least they share a former oppressor. Yet the BRICS are expanding.
There is a deep and growing rift between “the West” and “the Rest” about the need to resist and defeat the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is because it is really a war in defence of sovereignty, which ought to be something every sovereign country can buy into — but Western governments publicly insist that it is a war in defence of democracy Continue reading Gwynne Dyer: Ukraine — The West vs. The Rest→
Pundits are making much of the similarities between the attempted coup in Washington by Donald Trump supporters two years ago and the one by Jair Bolsonaro supporters in Brasilia last Sunday, but they are missing the biggest one.