Earlier after the disintegration of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), the west had announced the victory of western liberal ideas and the political thinkers were using terms like the ‘end of history’ to show western supremacy. But the challenges of terrorism and the rise of Asia in the 21st century have once again asked the same question was it really an end of history?
A Global NATO
Speaking with the press after the NATO’s (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) foreign ministers meeting in Berlin, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss pitched the idea of ‘a global NATO’. In her speech, She said, “It is also important today that we focus on a global NATO because as well as protecting Euro-Atlantic security, we also need to watch out for Indo-Pacific security too”.
Further, in a major policy speech, She said, “the world order created after the Second World War and the Cold War had become dysfunctional and that the west needs a global NATO to pursue geopolitics in the new scenario”. Warning China, She added that “it would face the same treatment as Russia if it did not play by the rules”.
NATO is a security pact mainly involving the western countries to provide a security umbrella to its members to safeguard the allies’ freedom and security by political and military means.
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Cold War II
NATO is a major security pact of white supremacist western countries who want to secure their interest collectively and in the process, many countries have been made scapegoats. From Vietnam to Ukraine, every country that was not aligned with its idea of liberalism has been ravaged by the fight of ideologies.
Miss Liz Truss’ idea to form a Global NATO can be seen in the same repeat of history. It is the revival of Cold War II. With the rise of China and India, it is an effort of the west to create a new battlefield in the Indo-Pacific after the Ukraine war. The goal is to once again align the states in two parts according to their ideological commitment.
Moreover, It is a big game played by these western developed countries to revive their dying economy and industry. A war or a fear of war creates psychological pressure in the world to buy more weapons to secure itself from any future eventualities. Moreover, in the veil of ideological alignment, they are trying to revive their dying weapon industry.
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Solving Indian dilemma
Post-Ukraine War world will be posing a serious question to Indian diplomacy, should India align with the west to counter China? Already part of the ‘QUAD’, India also stimulates itself with the idea of democracy, liberty, and freedom. Further, serious threats posed by China in the Himalayan and Indo-Pacific will pave the way for a compulsion to join such organizations.
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Is there any way out to maintain its independent foreign policy? Former foreign secretary speaking on the 2019 Raisina Dialogue had declared that “India has moved on from its non-aligned past. India is today an aligned state- but based on issues”. The statement should be a way forward for Indian diplomacy. Maintaining its independence, India should be wary of joining any committed security architecture. Neither with Communist nor with Liberalism, India should be careful in falling into the trap of ideological alignment. Indians should always be the balancing force maintaining the idea of a multilateral world.
UK Foreign secretary’s announcement for the creation of a global NATO is her admission that western supremacy is dying and the new battleground will be the Indo-Pacific. Furthermore, the effort of the west is to once again revive their old age tag of leaders of the world. But the rise of China and India will be instrumental in creating a multipolar world to balance out the further world war-like conditions.
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