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|Society & You - Social Critic|
|Monday, 06 August 2012 22:29|
This post is part of our special coverage of International Relations and Security .
The recent decision by China and Russia to veto the resolution [in] Security Council United Nations against Syria has reignited debate about the relationship between the 'new' powers such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -the BRICs - with 'old' powers such as the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO) in international interventions.
Heads of state of BRICS in New Delhi, India for the Fourth Summit BRICS, March 2012. Photo of Roberto Filho Stuckert / PR. Used with permission.
The BRICS conference [es] held last March provides the setting for Oliver Stuenkel article in The Hindu [in] had anticipated the decision of Russia and China to veto for the third time the UN resolution on Syria:
Across the table, the position of the BRICS has attracted much criticism from the 'old' powers. Daniel Korski, advisor to the High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, wrote that one would expect a world locked in 2012 [in]:
¿To intervene or not intervene?
Legacy of the Second World War
And while the "West" flirts with the 'holy war', Chinese state enterprises buy products wildly throughout the Middle East, North Africa and South America - in addition to expanding its stock of scarce natural resources within the strategic reserves .. ..
The role of NATO in the current world order - in which the bipolar world divided between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union has been replaced by a multipolar international system - changes things, according to Hans Christof von Sponeck , former Secretary General of the United Nations:
This post and its translations into Spanish, Arabic and French have been commissioned by the International Security Network (ISN) as part of an alliance to locate voices of citizens around the world on issues of international relations and security.