A Tale of Two SpeechesBy Harley Schlanger
This is a moment of "radical, irreversible change", a full break from the unipolar world, according to Putin, who used his State of the Nation address to rally support for his vision of multilateral cooperation, with security guarantees for all nations. As for Biden in Warsaw, he heaped praise on the "Global Coalition" against Russia, which he claims is unified in rejecting negotiations, choosing instead to continue a war indefinitely, to weaken Russia. In the background is growing discontent with war in the West, as seen in growing demonstrations and marches, and a rejection of the Unipolar narrative in the Global South.
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