The flags of South Africa, China, India, Russia and Brazil, the five members of BRICS. China, India, Brazil and South Africa are among the nations that have resisted giving up their own interests to punish Russia following the Ukraine war. Photo: Shutterstock
The flags of South Africa, China, India, Russia and Brazil, the five members of BRICS. China, India, Brazil and South Africa are among the nations that have resisted giving up their own interests to punish Russia following the Ukraine war. Photo: Shutterstock
Syed Munir Khasru
Opinion

Opinion

Syed Munir Khasru

US rivalry with Russia and China is reawakening the politics of non-alignment

  • Formed during the Cold War, the non-aligned movement allowed newly independent and developing countries to pursue their own goals free from US or Soviet influence
  • With the world again split, emerging economies must once more assert their autonomy and prioritise their own development needs

The flags of South Africa, China, India, Russia and Brazil, the five members of BRICS. China, India, Brazil and South Africa are among the nations that have resisted giving up their own interests to punish Russia following the Ukraine war. Photo: Shutterstock
The flags of South Africa, China, India, Russia and Brazil, the five members of BRICS. China, India, Brazil and South Africa are among the nations that have resisted giving up their own interests to punish Russia following the Ukraine war. Photo: Shutterstock
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