Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 07:38:59 AM EST
Will America and its proxies succeed to divide and more war talk, or will the East succeed in staying on basics of cooperation, multilateralism, sovereignty and autonomy of nations.
Statement by China-West Dialogue for G20 Summit in Indonesia
The Indonesian G20 Summit is a Test for Global Governance and Global Leadership in the Face of Geopolitical Conflicts
1. The Challenges Facing the G20 as a Global Leadership Forum
Rarely in history has there been a moment like this in which global challenges have superseded national domestic challenges to such an extent.
The acceleration of the impacts of climate change, the lethal connectivity of infectious diseases, global supply chain disruptions, energy and food insecurity, inflation and debt, combined now with war and nuclear risks, cumulatively constitute existential threats to humanity.
G20 leaders meeting in Bali Indonesia on November 15 and 16 not only have to come up with institutional and policy responses to these geopolitical risks and systemic global challenges but also to demonstrate to publics that there are ways to exercise agency and responsibility over them. Global governance needs to prevail despite geopolitical tensions. And, global leadership needs to rise to the occasion to dismiss doubt.
Leadership involves action but also communication and connection. G20 leaders not only have to act but they must also connect with their societies. "Policy-speak" must translate into "people-speak" in order to convey empathy and for the real challenges to be understood.
This G20 summit could be a turning point for the G20 proving that the Leaders' summit is indeed capable of being a forum for both global governance and global leadership.
However, the fundamental danger currently in this moment is that in the absence of clear leadership and decisive action, societies will feel that governance itself is threatened and that responsibility and agency are out of the reach of politics and institutions.
This could not only put democracy and other forms of governance at risk domestically but put collective global governance at risk internationally. All G20 leaders need to come to Bali prepared to lead and communicate, not to hold back, nor to privilege other forums.
World Policy Forum: Towards an intellectual backbone of the G20
The Global Solutions Initiative provides an intellectual backbone for the Group of Twenty (G20) through its support of the Think20 (T20) process each year. This intellectual backbone builds bridges between the policy recommendations of successive G20 Presidencies, between researchers and policymakers, between researchers and private sector implementers and between successive generations of thought leaders.
The distinctiveness of the Global Solutions Initiative lies in its research-based solution orientation to transnational problems, spanning visions and recommendations. Furthermore, the Global Solutions Initiative generates recommendations that serve to recouple economies, polities, and the environment with social prosperity.
Let the G20 in Bali, Indonesia -- world's most populous Muslim nation --- be the beginning of the end of U.S. bullying the united nations of this planet into submission. That era of sadness should be left in the dustbin of history. Bury neo-colonialism. End the expansion drift of American pure capitalism to save the planet. End all wars.
Related reading ...
Francis Fukuyama Postpones the End of History | The New Yorker - Sept. 2018 | Capitalism is killing the planet - it's time to stop buying into our own destruction | The Guardian - Oct. 30, 2021 |