Realpolitik or an exercise in futility

Over the years, many observers have expressed skepticism about the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) initiative—and skeptics within member states perhaps outnumber those outside. The reason is a clear lack of traditional logic behind the coming together of these countries. They are dispersed geographically, their economies are in different stages of development,…

via It’s time the BRICS nations realised that they’re running a “limited purpose partnership” — Quartz