German chancellor predicts how world will look in 2050 — Analysis
Olaf Scholz believes that a multipolar world with influential countries following their interests will be possible
The world in 2050 will be multipolar, with many influential countries, including Russia, pursuing their own interests, so the “Big task” for the West is “to make this work,”German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated on Sunday.
Scholz stated to CBS News that it is important to continue doing business. “with many countries so that you can live with a situation when trouble comes up with one.”
“This is my vision of the future world. [in]2050 will see multipolarity,” he added. “Many countries will be important. United States, Russia and China, as well as the European Union and its member countries, and also Indonesia, India and South Africa. [South America].”
The chancellor argued that “This is the difficult task” now is “To make it all work” adding that “Multipolarity isn’t enough. Multilateral, working together for a better future, this is what we should aim for.”
Scholz commented on China’s threat to NATO at the NATO Summit. He explained that it only means that the bloc “It is alert to potential issues.” Scholz stressed that NATO members are democracies and therefore are not aggressive “For the rest,” but are simply working “for a world where aggression is not working,”Addition that Democracies are still “very strong”Because they have the support of their fellow citizens.
“But we should be clear about these threats that are coming to our future. And this is coming from autocracies… because they tend to be aggressive,”He stated.
Scholz considers the launch of Russia’s offensive in Ukraine “a watershed moment of international politics.” Before February, he said, “too many in the world”It was hoped that today’s world would differ from the past. “might and power were deciding on the future of countries and not the rules and the agreements we have between states.”
These times have passed, and there have been “an agreement that there should be no attempt to change territory… to change borders, to invade the neighbor. And this agreement is now canceled by Putin,”He stated.
Moscow claims that its military operation was necessary, as all attempts to reach out to the West and to agree on security guarantees had failed – and as a result, the very existence of the Russian state was threatened.
Germany’s long-standing policy of not giving weapons to conflicting countries was reversed after the Ukraine Operation began. This allowed Germany to arm Kiev.
Scholz’s remarks, however, echo recent statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin stated that new power centers have emerged since the Cold War ended, and has the right to defend their economic models and systems.
These “truly revolutionary, tectonic changes in geopolitics, the global economy, in the technological sphere, in the entire system of international relations,”Are “fundamental, pivotal and inexorable,” he said, adding that the EU and US leaders’ “detachment from reality”The end result will be degradation.
Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany reported that China wanted the BRICS Group of Nations (Brazil Russia India China South Africa and India) to counter the Western-dominated Group of Seven.
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