- Russian President Putin is taking a lead role in putting
together the most powerful coalition of regional and superpowers in the
world. The coalition consists of India, China, Russia and Brazil. This
will challenge the superpower supremacy of America as well as the European
Union. The Chinese are concerned about American and European influence
over the world. So is India, Brazil and Russia. Russians need Brazil badly.
Brazil is in South America in the American corridor. According to Startfor,
a strategic think tank, when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Brazil
Nov. 21-23, he likely will talk economic issues with Brazilian President
Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva. However, Putin has bigger ambitions:
He wants to establish a long-term Russian footprint in Latin America in
order to expand Moscow's geopolitical influence in the region. Brazil is
very open to the coalition concept where these large countries support
each other in term of trade, economics, international politics and defense.
- According other think tanks, this coalition will have
an overwhelming influence over the United Nations. Russia and China are
permanent members of the security council. India and Brazil are in the
process of becoming the same. In terms of population, the coalition will
have three quarters of the world population, largest amount of natural
resources and largest pool of technical and scientific talent.