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BRICS Opinion

Georgy Toloraya

A Brighter Future for BRICS

A sort of “BRICS friends club” may emerge to help these countries to cooperate with BRICS on economic and political bases, writes a former Russian diplomat.


Andrew Graham

After Charlottesville: Race, history, and radicalism

America is in the throes of yet another decisive chapter in race relations, but what kind of nation will emerge?


Mohamed Kouta

Vive Le Racisme? Monsieur Macron and Africa’s ‘Civilizational’ Malaise

Macron has made it all the more obvious that Europe has yet to shift away from its imperial tendencies.


Prem Shankar Jha

India-China: Differences, disputes and deadlock

Are India and China on the brink of war, Prem Shankar Jha explains the current standoff.


Simon J. Evenett

Consensus at What Price? The G20 Hamburg text on trade

Simon Evenett explains what was agreed at the Hamburg G20 Summit and at what price.

BRICS News

China unemployment lowest in years

China unemployment lowest in years

The job market faces pressure as China’s manufacturing sector is hampered by an economy which slowed but is gaining momentum.

Syria peace talks in Astana end of October – sources

Syria peace talks in Astana end of October – sources

The US has been routinely invited to the Astana talks, but has only been represented by low-level delegations.

China’s economy grew 6.8% in the 3rd quarter

China’s economy grew 6.8% in the 3rd quarter

Retail sales grew 10.3% in September from a year earlier.

Russia increases pressure on North Korea

Russia increases pressure on North Korea

President Vladimir Putin has said that "belligerent rhetoric" in dealing with North Korea makes matters worse.

Russia: Islamic State routed in Syria

Russia: Islamic State routed in Syria

The Islamic State now controls less than eight per cent of Syrian territory, Russian commanders say.

BRICS urged to boost parliamentary cooperation

BRICS urged to boost parliamentary cooperation

Russia has been pushing to move bilateral parliamentary exchanges to a more robust mechanism to include all five states.

In-Depth

Analysis: China between a rock and a hard place over N Korea

Beijing insists that only through dialogue and negotiation could “the flame of war be put out”.




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Q&A

Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief

There is an increase in incitement to hatred and exclusion in many countries of Europe today, says Cywiski.

Q&A: Russian healthy snacks entrepreneur looks West

Forbes called Elena Shifrina "the face of the healthy snacks sector in Russia".

Inside Track

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Meanwhile, 2016 was declared the hottest year on record since measurements were taken in 1880.

BRICS Social

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Apart from Russia, China is one of America's biggest rivals in space exploration.

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

BRICS Business

China’s economy grew 6.8% in the 3rd quarter

China’s economy grew 6.8% in the 3rd quarter

Retail sales grew 10.3% in September from a year earlier.

Xi reaches out to non-Communist entities in China

Xi reaches out to non-Communist entities in China

The 19th National Congress comes at a critical time as emerging markets pull out of stalled economic growth.

India and EU to jointly combat terrorism

India and EU to jointly combat terrorism

India and the EU also pledged to share information and look for measures to combat the online threat of radicalisation.

World News

Syria peace talks in Astana end of October – sources

The US has been routinely invited to the Astana talks, but has only been represented by low-level delegations.

Russia increases pressure on North Korea

President Vladimir Putin has said that "belligerent rhetoric" in dealing with North Korea makes matters worse.

Russia: Islamic State routed in Syria

The Islamic State now controls less than eight per cent of Syrian territory, Russian commanders say.

BRICS urged to boost parliamentary cooperation

Russia has been pushing to move bilateral parliamentary exchanges to a more robust mechanism to include all five states.