President Biden said that the next few years will determine the future world order, ahead of a meeting with President Gabriel Boric of Chile on Thursday.
US President Joe Biden has stated that the world is at a crossroads and that what happens in the coming years will define its fate for several generations. His forecast coincides with Washington and Russia’s impasse over Ukraine and his nation’s growingly tense relations with China.
President Biden said, “There comes a time, maybe every six to eight generations, where the world changes in a very short time,” ahead of a meeting with President Gabriel Boric of Chile on Thursday.
“What happens in the next two, three years are going to determine what the world looks like for the next five or six decades,” the US leader continued.
A White House summary of Biden and Boric’s meeting stated that the two talked about matters of mutual interest, such as initiatives to tackle climate change.
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In his remarks last month, Biden also mentioned the necessity of a “new world order,” implying that although the post-World War II framework has served for many years, it has “sort of run out of steam.”
But he argued that Americans “will have an opportunity] to unite the world in ways that it never has been, if they are bold enough and have enough confidence in themselves.”
Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for the Kremlin, responded to Biden’s statements at the time by describing it as a unique occasion in which Moscow and Washington were in total agreement. He said, “It is true that a new order founded on entirely new principles is needed in the world.”
Yoo Sang-bum, a politician from South Korea, stated that the National Intelligence Service of South Korea has informed them that North Korea has supplied Russia with one million artillery shells.
Nonetheless, Peskov asserted that “this will not be any more” and implied that Biden intended to create “a world [order] revolving around the US.” President Vladimir Putin of Russia has continuously argued for a multilateral world order, accusing the West of taking “a colonial approach” and manipulating international laws to suit its needs.
“Nobody has the right to control the world at the expense of others or in their name,” the Russian president emphasized last month.
Due to the Ukraine war, relations between Washington and Moscow have reached new lows, with the US supplying Kiev weapons valued at billions of dollars and placing strict sanctions on Russia.
In other areas, the US and China have strained relations, primarily because of Washington’s backing of Taiwan. Additionally, there is a fierce economic rivalry between the two countries. With the backing of more than 140 nations, China has been promoting the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to build worldwide transportation infrastructure.
In an attempt to compete with China economically, Biden has hinted that the US is collaborating with other G7 members, saying that the BRI has turned out to be “a noose for most of the people who have signed on.”