The world is living on a knife edge.
The global economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.
The world’s superpowers, the United States and China, have a combined population of about 2.4 billion, and each has a significant military presence.
The U.S. military has been involved in at least 17 major conflicts since 1945, and China has deployed troops in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia.
But despite all these pressures, the world’s governments and their allies have little to show for the years since 1945.
And this is not just a problem for the United Nations.
The UN has no power to protect the world from any one country or power.
There is little accountability.
The International Criminal Court is a joke.
The United Nations is a failed institution, a joke to the world.
The world’s leaders have become complacent, they are afraid, and they have become more aggressive.
The consequences are dire.
The most vulnerable people on the planet are becoming increasingly vulnerable.
They are dying, they’re living in extreme poverty, and the global economy continues to crumble.
It is time for a new international order that will create a new, more peaceful, and more just world.
This article was produced by the Times of Indian content.
It can be republished in full with attribution to Rakesh Muralidharan.