Friday, January 13, 2023

Prime Minister Modi’s 4R Global Agenda Confirms India’s Commitment To Multipolarity — Andrew Korybko

Prime Minister Modi opened up the virtual Voice Of Global South Summit on Thursday by introducing India’s official approach to the emerging Multipolar World Order to those representatives of the over 120 developing countries who were invited to participate in this historic event. It can be summarized as the 4R global agenda since the four operative terms begin with that letter and involve ways in which to make International Relations more democratic, equal, just, and predictable. Here’s what he proposed:

“Respond to the priorities of the Global South by framing an inclusive and balanced international agenda. Recognize that the principle of 'common but differentiated responsibilities' applies to all global challenges. Respect the sovereignty of all nations, the rule of law and peaceful resolution of differences and disputes. Reform international institutions, including the United Nations, to make them more relevant.”...
India under Modi is intent on carving out a position of leadership in the Global South, where Russia and China now dominate. This doesn't appear to be adversarial but a complementary approach to Russia and China. India has better relations with the Global North and West and it like to play a mediating role in the transition to a multipolar world.

Modi is for integration of the Global South and East into the world order on an equal basis where the historical dichotomy between colonial powers and colonies is relegated to history and both geopolitics and geoeconomics are no longer dominated by the colonial powers. After all, Russia, China, Iran, India, the Islamic world and others were formerly imperial powers as well. It is time to put that behind us and go ahead on an equal footing where not only the rights of all are respected but also the different traditions and cultures. 

World trade should be free and open in Modi's view. Unilateral sanctions are a violation of this principle.

Reform of the UN includes India's accession to the Security Council, in line with its size, power, and global influence.

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Prime Minister Modi’s 4R Global Agenda Confirms India’s Commitment To Multipolarity
Andrew Korybko, American geopolitical analyst and independent journalist based in Moscow, and member of the expert council for the Institute of Strategic Studies and Predictions at the People’s Friendship University of RussiaKo

1 comment:

Peter Pan said...

Just say no to free-for-all trade. Yes to mutually beneficial trade.