Almost 90% of the world is not following America on Ukraine

Sep 28, 2022
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A remarkable recent article in Newsweek, has documented concisely and convincingly how: “Nearly 90 Percent of the World Isn’t Following Us on Ukraine” – and what consequences follow from this.

Adding gravitas, the writers, Michael Gfoeller and David H. Rundell have each previously held senior advisory posts at elevated levels within the broad US governance system. They begin by highlighting how the global system of alliances is visibly shifting “and nothing has made this change clearer than the varied reactions to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine” noting that “87% of the world’s population has declined to follow us”.

They explain how alignments well outside of the US-preferred zones of geopolitical interaction are conspicuously advancing, for example within, OPEC Plus, the BRICS group, the SCO (Shanghai Cooperative Organisation) and China’s BRI (Belt and Road Initiative). The writers also note why trust in the American Dollar’s role as the global reserve currency has been damaged. This article adds weight to the view that we may be witnessing the end of the beginning of a long monetary unwinding process. Meanwhile, the US is now exporting high interest rates globally and “recession fears stalk much of the world”. The writers conclude that, “[T]he West is rapidly losing the rest and thus undermining the very rules-based international order it has sought to create”.

What makes the article so uncommon is that lucid, critical analysis of this sort rarely features in the Mainstream Western Media. Far more often, we are instructed on how support for Ukraine in the US and Western Europe (around 12% of the global population) remains unswerving and so on. You can read the full article here.

 

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