by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International The next BRICS summit, in Goa, is less than two months away. Compared to only two years ago, the geopolitical tectonic plates have moved with astonishing speed. Most BRICS nations are mired in deep crisis; Brazil’s endless political/economic/institutional debacle may yield the Kafkaesque impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. BRICS is in a coma. What’s surviving is RC: the Russia/China strategic partnership. Yet even the
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This is the full text of the interview Sputnik International made with the Saker: Sputnik: Following the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan Startfor suggested that Ankara could make concessions to Moscow and Iran on Syria. Is a Russo-Turko-Iranian alliance possible? Is it possible that Turkey will soften its tough stance on the Syrian government and Bashar al-Assad? The Saker: It is extremely hard to predict what Erdogan will do
[Note from the Saker: as most of you know, I am not American, I never was a “US analyst” and my career as a military analyst was in Europe. I do, however, live in the USA] by Ekaterina Blinova for Sputnik International source: http://sptnkne.ws/aJS5 The war is far from over in Syria, however, Russia’s professional diplomatic moves have left Washington nearly no room to maneuver: the US cannot simply return