While the prospect of a June summit between Presidents Putin and Biden is becoming more likely, such a meeting alone will not guarantee peace, unless the underlying axioms embedded in the idea of a “Rules-Based Order” are rejected. This idea is a modern iteration of the geopolitical outlook imposed by the British Empire, at the end of the 19th century, which led to two World Wars in the last century and is pushing humanity to the brink of a possible nuclear war today. It is now possible to achieve a New Paradigm in relations, based on the concept that, through cooperation among the great powers, peace can emerge from a mutual commitment to sovereign economic development — but must be preceded by a rejection of the arbitrary imposition of a corporatist banker’s Great Reset or Green New Deal.
As charges and counter-charges proliferate, and military forces are in motion, the danger of war in eastern Ukraine is increasing daily. While blaming Russia for “malign intent”, the actual cause of the tension is the geopolitical intent for regime change in Russia, which has escalated since the Maidan coup in Ukraine in February 2014. President Biden was Obama’s point man in organizing that coup, and has a long record as an anti-Russian war hawk, typified by his recent admission that he believes Russian President Putin is a “killer.” One of his top advisors on Russia, Michael Carpenter, has openly praised the self-avowed neo-Nazi and former top Ukrainian security official and member of parlaiment Andriy Parubiy.