JAKARTA – BRICS is an acronym for five member countries of international business forums which include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. BRICS, which was founded in 2006, was formed with the aim of the global economy. In addition, BRICS also tries to be fair in providing development assistance.
Meanwhile, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization), which was established on April 4, 1949 aims to ensure the security of member countries through military and political means. So is the BRICS a threat to NATO?
Cooperation became one of the natural needs in the world. Launching globaltimes.cn, BRICS calls for economic governance while emphasizing not only South-South cooperation, but also dialogue between South and North. The BRICS opposes power politics, hegemony and the law of the jungle. They just want to bring balance in the global order.
When the West compares the BRICS to the G7 and NATO, they turn a blind eye to the fact that the G7 has long been a forum of rich nations and the mentality of NATO. BRICS advocates for a win win solution for the whole world, not only for developing countries but also for developed countries. This is the difference between the BRICS and the Western bloc.
The world is undergoing a radical economic transformation from the singularity, hegemony of the United States to a multipolar world, where the BRICS can become a major player. It is known, China is not like the United States. China is willing to cooperate with other parties on an equal footing. However, the United States only determines the outcome. If Russia negotiates a military pact with the BRICS, their alliance will have most of the world’s nuclear weapons. The three members of the BRICS, namely Russia, China, India, which have nuclear capabilities, of course, will have hundreds of weapons ready to be used if one day they unite militarily.
Reportedly, Chinese President Xi Jinping once requested that the implementation of the BRICS Summit be changed from July 4, 2022 to June 23, 2022. This was so that it would not be seen as a response to the G7 Summit. In addition, Iran and Argentina who volunteered to become members of the BRICS also illustrated that the economic alliance could turn into a political entity, even a geopolitical one.
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