Recent shifts in the BRICS coalition have turned international focus toward the potential expansion of the influential group. With an increasing role in global governance, the five-country bloc is considering its strategy toward enlargement, a move with profound geopolitical implications. Incorporating new members could transform the dynamics within BRICS, shifting the influence of current members and altering the organization’s core objectives.
This article, part of a series, provides a detailed analysis of the BRICS membership prospects of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Iran. It evaluates the motivation behind each country’s bid and offers a forecast assessing the likelihood of incorporation of each country in the bloc.