- Russia’s President Putin talked with former Fox News journalist Tucker Carlson in Moscow about topics like the war in Ukraine, the Middle East, and BRICS’ efforts to move away from the US dollar
- BRICS aims to end the dominance of the US dollar in global trade and finance by building a new cross-border payment system without the dollar
- The timing of the interview was controversial given current geopolitical tensions, and there are unconfirmed reports the EU may want to ban Carlson from interviewing Putin again
Former Fox News journalist Tucker Carlson interviewed Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The interview, which was unedited and published in full for the public, covered topics like the war in Ukraine, Middle East conflicts, and the efforts by BRICS countries to move away from the US dollar.
Key Discussion Points
BRICS Aims to Uproot Dollar Dominance
Carlson and Putin spoke extensively about BRICS’ goal of ending the dominance of the US dollar in global trade and finance. With the support of Russia and other BRICS countries, a new cross-border payment system is being built that avoids using the dollar.
Timing of Interview Draws Controversy
The interview comes at a time when the US and its allies are trying to counter the growing influence of Russia, China, and BRICS. As such, the timing and subject matter have been controversial, though Carlson maintains his goal was to inform Americans.
Speculation on Potential EU Ban
There are unconfirmed reports that the European Union wants to ban Carlson from interviewing Putin again. However, the EU has not taken an official stance.
- The interview provided rare insights into Putin’s perspective on geopolitical issues and the BRICS initiative
- BRICS aims to reduce global reliance on the US dollar, which could impact many sectors
- The interview drew controversy given the current Russia-Ukraine war and tensions between the West and BRICS countries