The G20 summit was an historic one. It marked a decisive change in the relative weight of the imperialist countries versus the Global South, to the benefit of the latter.
There is a wide gap between people’s views in the West and those in the rest of the world when it comes to their desired outcomes for the US proxy war with Russia.
China’s peace plan corresponds to the interests of the majority of humanity who want to avoid an escalation of a proxy war involving nuclear armed states and instead focus on building a peaceful and prosperous future.
Two-thirds of the world’s population is just not lining up with the West in the Ukraine war.
The Global South is alarmed that the West is not pursuing negotiations that could bring this war to an early end.
Republication of an article written in 2014 analysing the consequences of the pro-US coup in Ukraine. That analysis of the fundamental forces in Ukraine continues to hold, even if the working out of these forces has taken a tragic form rather than the peaceful one the article argued for.
The war in Ukraine could be ended very rapidly through negotiations that agree to Ukraine adopting a neutral status and a settlement that guarantees the national rights of the Russian population in the east of Ukraine.