Instability and rising living costs have caused significant growth in refugee and other migrant numbers globally. The opportunity to exploit the crisis will not be missed by other countries, most notably Russia.
The West seems more fixated on spending social wealth on the military rather than addressing the climate catastrophe.
The effects of the war in Ukraine have brought much of the world’s attention to energy prices. But food insecurity is also rising and will likely get worse.
As the United States escalates its new cold war against Russia and China, there is now an urgent imperative to reject this cold war mentality of wanting to divide the world along old acrimonious lines.
The cruelly inadequate U.S. policy for aiding refugees continues. While the United States has offered aid to help other countries welcome Ukrainian refugees, our own annual refugee cap remains at just 125,000. Instead of welcoming refugees with open arms, our current efforts hold them at arm’s length.