Heine Publishes Op-Ed on Argentina’s Prospective BRICS Membership

Argentinian flags fly in front of a large building on a clear day.

Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, has published an op-ed in China Daily on Argentina’s possible BRICS membership.

In Heine’s article, titled “More than two BRICS,” Heine explores why Argentina has expressed interest in joining the informal global group formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, as well as the impact this would have on the Global South. Since its establishment in 2009, BRICS has grown in strength and influence owing to its very different perspective on world affairs from the Western view and its increased development capacity. As a result, the group has opened up to new members catching the attention of the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and Uruguay who joined recently. Heine argues that “there is thus little doubt that Argentina would bring much to the table if it joins the BRICS, while benefitting from the additional diplomatic heft and leverage it would gain by joining this by now well-established club of rising powers.”

The full article can be read on China Daily‘s website.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his faculty profile.