A new world is dawning

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before their meeting as part of the 3rd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on 18 October 2023. [Sergey Guneev/Sputnik/Kremlin/EPA]

A strange, grand and completely disparate "alliance" is challenging the hegemony of the West and the world system created after World War II. China, Russia, Iran, India, Turkey and some Latin American states are some of the very important countries participating in the "Global South" alliance. Their leaders speak openly and do not hide their will to dismantle the rules imposed by the Americans and their allies after the war. Some, like Russian President Vladimir Putin, do it in practice.

The world is divided in two. We, here in the West, don't often realize it. We draw our information mainly from the English-speaking press and we continue to think with the "molds" of the post-war era. But talking to leaders like India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi or academics and journalists from that alliance, you realize how differently they see the world. A fact that explains, for...

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