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.
Massive spending by states on military production and destruction is a criminal waste of resources. The priorities of humanity are the fight against inequality and poverty.
As the U.S. and the G7 deny the negative effect of sanctions against Russia, they damage the world’s capability of avoiding a global food disaster.
All wars end in a negotiation of some sort – so why not now?