UN Expert Says the United States Must Change Foreign Policy Approach to Avoid World War III
UN expert Jeffrey Sachs believes the United States must drastically change its foreign policy lest it wants to sleepwalk into a World War III scenario.
In an interview with Serbian outlet Politika that was published on January 31, 2023, Sachs called attention to how this was the “ninth year of the war, not the first one” of the US sending weapons to Ukraine. He added that the danger keeps growing as the US continues pouring aid into Ukraine.
“Right now, we have a war in Ukraine, Israel is bombing Iran, America and China are on the verge of direct confrontation over Taiwan – it is a very dangerous time. If all this escalates further, we are already flirting with World War III. I believe that there is a way out of this crisis, if the US changes its foreign policy, and if the 150 countries that are neither NATO member states nor US allies, excluding Russia, vote at the UN General Assembly, and demand an immediate ceasefire and the beginning of peace talks,” Sachs stated.
Sacha called attention to how “even the Pentagon now warns Washington” about the potential consequences of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, the pivot to Asia, and efforts to topple the Iranian regime. These scenarios heighten the chances of a nuclear war kicking off.
While Sachs is a globalist on a host of issues, like any UN functionary, he does understand the major geopolitical risks involved with escalating tensions with Russia. Ultimately, there needs to be a transpartisan coalition of anti-war activists who are willing to rise up and put an end to this insanity on the global stage.
if reasonable foreign policy positions are not reached in the US, Americans could bear witness to one of the nastiest forms of imperial decline in world history.