Why the Global South isn’t taking sides in the Ukraine-Russia war
Nothing is Foreign26:46Why the Global South isn’t taking sides in the Ukraine-Russia war
If you’re sitting in the West, listening to Western politicians, the Ukraine-Russia war has a pretty clear narrative: Russia is the aggressor and should be sanctioned to the fullest extent, in solidarity with Ukraine. But how does the rest of the world view this war?
Much of the Global South and some of the most powerful nations in the world, like China, India and Brazil, don’t see the war in black and white. They’re refusing to sanction or officially condemn Russia over the invasion. Why aren’t they taking a side and what does that mean for how this war can end?
We speak with two geopolitical experts on the tightrope these countries are walking and whether we’re witnessing a reordering of power among the biggest players on the world stage.
- Swapna Kona Nayudu, associate at the Harvard University Asia Center and Indian foreign policy expert.
- Chidochashe Nyere, post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg.
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