The BRICS (a group of countries comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) announced recently that it would formally accept six new members beginning in 2024. The addition of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Ethiopia, Egypt, Argentina, and the United Arab Emirates nearly doubles the economic size of the alliance and is clearly intended as a counterweight to a US-led world order. But, will China really benefit from this effort to reshuffle things?
Michael Walsh, Pádraig Carmody, Professor Joshua Eiserman, Asebe Regassa and Jana De Kluiver join Africa Program Chair Charles Ray to discuss the implications of the BRICS expansion for the global economy.
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Pádraig Carmody - Pádraig Carmody is Professor in Geography at Trinity College, the University of Dublin (TCD) where he did his undergraduate and masters work and is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg.
Joshua Eisenman - Joshua Eisenman is associate professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, and senior fellow for China studies at the American Foreign Policy Council.
Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe. ; Moderator