Regions / South Africa
The BRICS were well poised to rival the West's control of the global economy. But while they grapple with economic slowdowns and rising social tensions, other blocs of developing economies are rising to the fore.
If he wants to save his legacy on Africa, Barack Obama will have to be more than a shill for U.S. security firms and corporations.
Like Iran, South Africa doesn’t like being told what to do with its nuclear material by the United States, a country rich in all things nuclear.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
A thousand poles are blooming as new international blocs like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS Development Bank emerge to challenge Western economic and military hegemony.
Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
U.S. civil society is more critical of Israeli actions in Palestine than ever. When will the U.S. government catch up?
As global civil society calls for a renewable energy revolution, the U.S. Congress is considering an African energy initiative that leaves the door wide open to fossil fuels.
However unable or unwilling to respond to the needs of the citizens of South Africa, the African National Congress still dominates.