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The sixth letter of BRICS: International security and Russian interests

Maria Bondareva, Nikita Degtyarev, Yulia Katsenko, Evgeny Kholodnov, Vadim Kozyulin, Sergey Sebekin, Sergey Semenov, Nikita Shutyak, Leonid Tsukanov
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This occasional paper analyzes the prospects for the enlargement of BRICS in terms of prospects for strengthening the position of the association in addressing global security issues. The potential of Argentina, Mexico, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, and Indonesia that may be considered for membership in BRICS is considered in detail in the field of international information security, the use of artificial intelligence, peaceful atom and cooperation in the development of outer space, as well as countering WMD-terrorism. The authors state that there is a dichotomy between the development of the potential of the association in its current composition and its quantitative expansion.

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Security Index №9 (24), July 2021