The president of a New Delhi-based think tank believes that World War III has already begun. He also anticipates the BRICS economic bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) merging with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). “A single merged organization will be much more clearer, stronger and grow into very meaningful pole,” he described.
Indian Analyst on BRICS Merging With SCO, World War III
Robinder Sachdev, president of Imagindia Institute, a New Delhi-based think tank and research center, has shared his predictions on World War III and the possible merger of the BRICS economic bloc and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The BRICS nations are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The SCO members comprise China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
“Both BRICS and SCO are initially founded by China and Russia. Many big picture goals of both organizations are same. It is necessary for both organizations to have very different roadmap in future. Otherwise, I have said many times that it is now time to consider merging of the SCO and BRICS into a single organization,” the Indian analyst told Russian news outlet Tass on Friday. He added:
A single merged organization will be much more clearer, stronger and grow into very meaningful pole … Let’s see in next 5 years.
Discussing the BRICS economic bloc’s current position globally, Sachdev emphasized: “BRICS will have to create its own space and find a way to be as effective or more effective than other international organizations.”
He detailed: “If the BRICS countries work together strongly on some common agenda then BRICS can have an important role. If BRICS becomes a strong organization, then it can play very important role in building the new world matrix of the 21st century.”
The think tank president also believes that World War III has already begun, stating:
In my view, we are already in the middle of World War III or the First World War of the 21st century.
“In addition to the war, there are climate and economic challenges, for both the global north and south countries. Role of strong and neutral international institutions is extremely needed now to shape the new world matrix. The UN is rudderless. Others, some are inactive, and some have become one-sided in this war,” he further shared.
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