BRICS shows its usefulness, despite clear limitations
Emerging economy bloc serves its members in different ways
National flags of the BRICS nations: Member countries in the group are becoming less and less like-minded.
Sreeram Chaulia is professor and dean at the Jindal School of International Affairs in Sonipat, India. He is author of "Trumped: Emerging Powers in a Post-American World."
The 14th summit of the BRICS group of countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- commences today in China, where it is being hosted virtually by President Xi Jinping.
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