The urgency to replace the current global system with a multipolar framework that is equitable, just, and nondiscriminatory has increased dramatically since the US put all its weight wholeheartedly behind “Israel” in its barbaric attempt to occupy Gaza by force.
According to media reports, there is mounting evidence that “Israel” might be toying with the idea of pulling off a grand-scale ethnic cleansing operation in Gaza. However, it’s not the first rodeo when it comes to considering such an operation.
In reality, “Israel” has had such a plan for Gaza since 2007, with the US giving it the green light. The plan aims to kick the bucket and send the whole kit and caboodle of Gaza’s population packing to the neighboring Egyptian territory of Sinai. This plan has been criticized as a case of history repeating itself, harkening back to “Israel’s” mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland at “Israel’s” inception in 1948. However, the existing world protocol does not have an inbuilt justice system to prevent Israeli aggression against Palestine.
Strong condemnation is necessary for the ongoing hostilities in Palestine, particularly the ethnic cleansing by occupying forces in Gaza. Nevertheless, in violation of their own protocols, the US and its Western allies have neglected to condemn the heinous acts perpetrated by “Israel” in Gaza and have made no effort to promote peace in the region. The US and European Union, in a bid to achieve their narrow political goals, have in fact supported and are shielding the occupying forces in their brutal assault against Palestinian civilians, women, and children to achieve their political goals.
Push for a new system
It appears that a new world order, which will take the place of the US-backed system, is gaining traction, and world leaders have started to call for a fair international protocol to stop the injustices carried out by powerful nations against the weak.
Due to “Tel Aviv’s” barbarism in Gaza, which brought attention to the flaws in the current system on a global scale, the idea has recently received more attention. Several countries, Palestinians included, experience marginalization and oppression as a result of the US and its allies’ partial approach to international affairs.
The current situation in Gaza, during which the US provided support to the Israeli occupation, has further heightened the imperative for reform. A positive development was President Biden’s call for a unified world and a new order last month. Nevertheless, the response from Russia has illuminated the imperative nature of a multipolar framework. The American-centric perspective is no longer viable. It is time to establish a system that is impartial, equitable, and devoid of prejudice. The protracted human rights abuses in Gaza, coupled with the insincere acquiescence of influential nations, propelled the emergence of a new global order.
Russian reaction to Biden’s proposal
Russia has strongly reacted to US President Joe Biden’s speech at a campaign reception last month, in which it referred to the US engagements in foreign crises in Ukraine, Taiwan, and “Israel”, stating that the “world order” of the previous fifty years was “running out of steam” and that America needed to “unite the world” in a new order to forge peace. Biden asserted that the US possesses a genuine opportunity to foster global unity in a manner not seen in quite some time and to increase the likelihood of peace rather than the probability of war.
In response to President Biden’s address, Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson for the Kremlin, informed reporters that the “American-centric” vision has become obsolete and Washington can no longer serve as the center of a new world order.
“We hold a different viewpoint on this point, as the US, irrespective of the global system they referred to, signifies an American-centric world order—that is, a global system centered on the US. It will no longer be that way,” Peskov observed.
The war of words
The war of words between the US and Russia mirrors a widening divide between the two global giants, who are at loggerheads over Russia’s actions in Ukraine and Moscow’s growing ties with America’s enemies like Iran and North Korea, besides Washington’s unwavering support for “Tel Aviv” on the Gaza issue.
Ever since Russia made a move on Ukraine in February 2022, the US has come down hard on Kremlin-associated organizations with a slew of sanctions. On top of that, they’ve been dishing out billions of dollars in humanitarian, financial, and military support to Ukraine and “Israel”.
Biden has recently been drawing parallels between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Palestinian group calling the shots in the Gaza Strip, Hamas, which the US has labeled a “terrorist” organization. Biden claims that both Putin and Hamas are two peas in a pod, posing serious threats to neighboring democracies.
“Hamas and Putin may be separate entities, but they are cut from the same cloth: both have their sights set on obliterating neighboring democracies,” Biden declared in an Oval Office address last month.
Iran urges a new system
The communication originating from Tehran is steadfast on this particular matter. Iran perceives signs of civilizational decline across the Western world. The prevalence of civil unrest, unemployment, and homelessness is widespread. Internationally, the US has faced numerous failures in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.
From a political standpoint, this signifies the ascendance of the BRICS nations, the establishment of new trade pathways, and the redistribution of economic influence towards the Global South. According to Khamenei, the current trajectory of historical events is leading toward the emergence of a new global order characterized by the interplay of three distinct civilizations. These civilizations include the Chinese Han civilization, an Islamic civilization under the leadership of Iran, and a Russo-Slavic civilization. Notably, these civilizations are anticipated to be engaged in conflicts with a falling Western culture.
A larger ideological framework that encompasses ideas like the clash of civilizations, the desire to overthrow the Western world, and the pursuit of a multipolar global order primarily shapes Russia’s and Iran’s perspectives on geopolitics. The significance of the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine extends beyond their immediate contexts.
Tehran and Moscow have identified Ukraine and “Israel” as two arenas in a broader conflict between the Eastern and Western powers. Over the past fifty years, the US has invested significant financial resources and political influence in supporting the defense of ‘”Israel”’. As a result, any setback “Tel Aviv” experiences not only highlights its own vulnerability but also highlights the diminished strength of its main partner. Each rocket fired by Hamas that successfully hits a military target is both an act of patriotism and a further challenge to the established Western order.