No? This just isn't true.
West is losing relevance & influence by the day.
Yeah, kinda difficult to have sleepovers when South Africa’s participation in the ICC would compel them to detain and extradite Putin if he ever set foot on their soil again. And China and India hate each other’s guts, which doesn’t help.BRICS is also not something I see persisting as a political force over the long term.
Yeah, but you see here's the thing: Outside China, the dominant global markets are shifting away from petroleum as the main energy source. This may take another two decades or so, but eventually, the importance of a petrocurrency is going to drop if petroleum isn't such a dominant trade good anymore. And countries like Saudi Arabia know this - this is why the Saudis are shit-scared of losing their source of income (and with it their political stability) and why they are suddenly making friends with Iran and China.
To get back to this point, that may be so, but then it's happening at a snail's pace, at best. BRICS will not outperform G7 or even the US alone economically for many years. The nominal GDP of all BRICS countries put together is just barely equal to that of the US. The US economy has many problems, but its worldwide influence most definitely isn't one of them.
Plus there's a different style that those 2 countries are fighting each other, which favours Russia. Ukraine seem to go for PR stunts and is desperate to show some progress to please its Western backers and secure further support. Thus it started the famous counter-offensive without being fully ready which results in very heavy losses. Previously it was stubbornly insisting on holding on Bakhmut which was also proven disastrous.
On the other hand, Russians seem to restrain themselves since last autumn, trying to preserve their troops all the while causing attrition to Ukraine.
BRICS is also not something I see persisting as a political force over the long term.
Yes, the idea that "Crimea is a step to far" and naval drones in the black sea are an "offensive action" reflects his knowledge of the situation perfectly. He's a fucking moron.There's news on Twitter that musk ordered to disrupt starlink for Ukrainians in last october. To prevent them attacking Crimean targets. Like I said, complete moron, m***ker and useful idiot. I will be not surprised when there will be news that he has some monetary ties with kremlin.
Negotiations is kremlins wish and narrative.