G20 meet shows a deepening crisis in multilateralism

Source: indianexpress.com indianexpress.com

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The inability of the Group of Twenty foreign ministers, who met in Delhi this week, to agree on a final statement was no surprise. Given the current polarised world environment amid the continuing war in Ukraine, expectations from the G20 meeting were not too high. Yet, the fact that the foreign ministers could not agree to reiterate a formulation on Ukraine that they had articulated at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, last November underlines the deepening great power conflict and worsening crisis of multilateralism. The principal reason for the diplomatic failure at Delhi was the decision by Russia to...