Exiled former Information minister, Jonathan Moyo, has said the United States and NATO days of dominance on the geopolitics arena are over.
The Political Science Professor made the remarks while responding to a Twitter post by the United States Economics expert, Professor Steve Hanke which indicated that Russia and China signed deals days before Kremlin attacked neighbouring Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Reads Hanke’s post:
Days before the Ukraine invasion, China made Russia its no. 1 supplier of oil. This comes in addition to China’s 1yr deal to buy 100M tons of coal from Russia. There will probably be more deals. Birds of a feather flock together.
Six days before the military campaign began, Russia announced a yearslong deal to sell 100 million tons of coal to China — a contract worth more than $20 billion. And hours before Russia began bombing Ukraine, China agreed to buy Russian wheat despite concerns about plant diseases.
In response to Professor Hanke’s post, Professor Moyo said:
Finally a new world order beckons; following the collapse of the USSR which precipitated a unipolar world order badly dominated by the US. Watch the BRICS, especially Russia, China and India. The @UN Security must be dismantled and reformed. The US and NATO belong to the past!
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state that spanned Eurasia during its existence from 1922 to 1991.
BRICS is the acronym coined to associate five major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The platform was created to promote partnerships within Global South countries.
Meanwhile, some believe that BRICS lacks coherence as indicated by China-India border disputes and South Africa’s recent rebuke of Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.