We are living in the era of the post-western world, the dominance of the US is coming to an end

By | May 1, 2023

The current war is about the United States trying to expand the NATO military alliance in Ukraine and Georgia, says a Columbia University professor.

Undoubtedly, his role Porcelain in world affairs it is getting stronger and stronger, which is “reflected” in relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, in the 12-point peace plan for Ukraine and in the strengthening of its relations with European and Latin American powers.
Last week, China continued its diplomatic approach by proposing talks between Israel and Palestine.
“HE Porcelain he does not want USA be the dominant force.
He wants to live next to the United States,” said the economist, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and president of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. jeffrey sachs in an interview on Democracy Now.
He has also served as an adviser to three UN Secretaries General and currently serves as an advocate for sustainable development solutions under Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

What does China say?

According to Mr. Sachs, the meeting between Macron and Xi Jinping was a milestone…
What China is after, if we look at it from China’s perspective, is true multilateralism.
And what does that mean? Multipolarity, another term the Chinese use, and that means they don’t want a world led by the United States, they want a multipolar world.
And the basis of this? The United States represents 4.1% of the world’s population, while China represents 17.5% of the world’s population.
China’s economy is comparable to that of the United States and, in fact, the Land of the Dragon is the main trading partner of many countries in the world, says the professor.
So China is saying: “We are there too, by your side. We want a multipolar world. We don’t want a world led by the United States.”
And although the United States sometimes talks about a rules-based order, the fact is that its strategy is one: domination.

the steps”

“As also mentioned by the Harvard professor Roberto Blackwill, “Since its founding, the United States has focused on gaining and maintaining power over various adversaries, first on the North American continent, then in the Western Hemisphere, and finally globally,” says Sachs, adding:
Well, China doesn’t want the United States to be the preeminent power.
He wants to live next to the United States.
Blackwill, writing in 2015, said China’s rise poses a threat to US sovereignty.
And he proposed a series of steps to “deal” with the Asian country, which the Biden administration is following almost faithfully.
What Blackwill had said in 2015 is that The United States should create “new preferential trade relations between friends and allies to increase their mutual gains by knowingly excluding China.”
There should be “a technological control regime” that would block China’s strategic capabilities to develop “power political capabilities while the United States is forced to build up its military forces on the Asian peninsula.”
Arguably, says Sachs, that’s what Biden’s foreign policy has become.
“China knows.
China is really reacting.
But what’s very important and interesting to understand, and we’ve seen it in the Ukraine war, is that most of the world doesn’t want the US to be a world power.
Most of the world’s countries want a multipolar world and therefore do not support US sanctions on Russia.
And this was also the message of President Lula who visited China, telling President Xi Jinping: “We, like Brazil, want multipolarity, true multipolarity.
We want a peace in the war between Russia and Ukraine that is not based on the American concept of sovereignty, for example, NATO enlargement, but on a peace that reflects a multipolar world.”
The US is no longer the dominant global economy and the G7, which is the US, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Japan, is actually a smaller economic size than the BRICS member countries, which are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
So, in reality, we are in a multipolar world, but there is an ideological conflict.
In effect, the United States withdraws.
Our politicians are withdrawing from the world economic and monetary arena and paving the way for a completely different type of international finance.
I will give you an example.
The United States was the creator of the World Bank.
But now Congress is not pouring new money into the World Bank.
Congress says: “No. Why waste our money internationally? and so on, and a lot of fuss is made about it.
So China and the rest of the BRICS say, ‘Okay, we’re going to build our own development bank,’ and they set up the New Development Bank, or sometimes called the BRICS bank, based in Shanghai.”
And this is just one of the institutions that are really changing the scene.
There’s the Beijing-based Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, AIIB, actually.
The United States is trying to control the situation through the dollar, but the rest of the countries are saying:
“We will trade in yuan.
We will exchange in rubles.
We will exchange in rupees.
We will trade with our own national currencies.”
The United States doubles down on sanctions: we will confiscate your shares.
We will if you don’t follow us.
And the other countries are saying, “You know, if you want to go through the UN and really enforce multilateral rules, we’re with you.
But if you just want to enforce the rules, we won’t follow you.”
And so, we have this very funny expression called “rules-based international order.”

The five permanent

“You know, the P5, the permanent five, the United States, China, Russia, France and the United Kingdom, was the winning group of World War II in 1945.
They wrote into the UN rules that they would be the permanent members of the Security Council and would have veto power over any changes to the UN Charter.
So it’s really a group that has empowered itself so that the other 188 countries in the world will look and say, “What is this? We need changes.”
I would say that the country that is most surprised and disappointed by this is actually India.
India is now the most populous country in the world.
The United States has a population of approximately 335 million. Great Britain, France, about 60 million. India, 1.4 billion.
But it is not on the Security Council, even though it is a nuclear power, a world superpower,
Brazil, South America’s largest economy, is also not on the Security Council.
However, as we face reality, we are now heading towards an era where the US will not be #1.
We are living in the era of the post-western world, the dominance of the US is coming to an end
So these international institutions have to change or they won’t work in the 21st century.
And if they don’t work, it will actually be a disaster for us.
President Lula dared to “visit, in a few words, the heart of this issue, which most of our media do not dare to explain to the American people, and that is NATO enlargement.
The war in Ukraine is basically about the United States trying to expand the NATO military alliance in Ukraine and Georgia.
Georgia is a country in the Caucasus, also on the Black Sea.

Red line…

The American strategy, for decades, was to encircle Russia in the Black Sea, with Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia.
All NATO members to encircle Russia and its naval fleet in the Black Sea.
On the other hand, Russia has clearly stated:
“This is our red line.”
And he’s been saying it for decades.
And he made it clear in 2007, before George Bush Jr. had the crazy idea to announce in 2008 that Ukraine would join NATO.
And this is what President Lula and President Xi Jinping of China said:
We cannot tolerate a war that is essentially a proxy war between Russia and the United States to expand the US military alliance.
Keep some space.
Keep some distance.
This is what President Lula means.
This is what China means when it says in its peace plan: “We want a peace plan that respects the security interests of all parties.
This is the keyword that says:
Make peace.
End the war.
But don’t extend NATO to the borders.”
We need multipolarity, not an American empire”, concludes Sachs.


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