Regardless of the outcome of the G20 summit itself, it will be possible to mark the Indonesian presidency as a success. After all, the current crisis has allowed Indonesia to prove itself as a global power. It is precisely the crisis and the hegemonic aspirations of the West that allow the rest of the G20 members to look for and eventually find those bold and non-standard solutions that will lead to a new, more just and equal world, writes Viktoria Panova, Vice-Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Sherpa of Russia in the Women's Twenty.
Instability Instead of Compromise: The Open Face of the West's Anti-Human Toolkit
The turbulence in international affairs has been discussed for more than a year, but the situation has not balanced out. The number of destabilising factors only continues to increase, and the stakes of both direct active and indirect participants, including passive conditional observers of the current multifaceted conflict, continue to grow. Established during the Cold War in the 20th century and at the turn of the century, multilateral institutions and mechanisms seemed, according to the logic of their creators, to solve emerging problems with the least losses for all interested parties. Now they look absolutely incapable of coping with the avalanche-like destabilisation and degradation of the international system.
The United Nations is sinking into positional verbal battles, but the main instigators do not even try to pretend that they are ready to listen, hear or talk. Indeed, as a result, among other things and given the competent work of the Russia’s permanent UN representative and its other UN diplomats, it is possible to publicly admit facts about the real state of affairs and resist the disinformation campaign launched by Western countries. This has resulted, in particular, in a radical change in the number of countries that supported anti-Russian resolutions six months ago and now (141 votes in March against 54 votes in August this year). However, the UN in any case no longer performs the basic function of facilitating compromise in the diplomatic field. Moreover, the beginning of this state of affairs happened much earlier, when the West freely interpreted the resolutions on Yugoslavia. This pushed that country to form separate, much weaker associations, and NATO ensured its further disaggregation by force. The reflections of that fire are still visible, as we know. The American masters only pointed out the need for Pristina to postpone the adoption of restrictive anti-Serb measures, but there is no doubt that Belgrade will be under the heaviest pressure at the most convenient moment. Similarly, the West’s role discrediting the UN can be seen in the cases of Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, etc.