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Executive Board Statement on the US-Israel-UAE Peace Plan and the Indian Perspective

Abhivardhan,

President,

Global Law Assembly.


On behalf of the Executive Board of the Global Law Assembly, I would like to extend congratulations to the heads of states of the US, Israel, United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the historic peace plan initiated as announced by POTUS Donald J Trump via Twitter. We welcome the move by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop the annexation of West Bank as a part of the Peace Plan, and we would be eager to seek further developments in terms of the multipolar relations between Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The plan supports stability, consideration, respect and understanding - and much are still to be seen in terms of proper implementation of the plan, which we would be eager to watch and notice.


Since the annexation by Israel is stopped, much bilateral/plurilateral engagement is expected, wherein an effective focus must be established to unite the Global North countries in the G20 bloc, along with Global South actors such as India, Bhutan, Nigeria, Maldives and South Korea to combat international terrorism at a global level. Perhaps some lack of cooperation might exist with a certain bloc of nation-states, but a better level of power-shift would and always be the perspective herein. Also, the change in perspective of the Middle East region towards Israel and the US, from conflict economics to development economics, is better than overweighted and imbalanced narratives of power and oppression by the international media because the same would not render peace and stability in the Middle East.


At the same time, it is expected that the President of the Palestinian establishment reconsiders his statement on Uighur minorities in China, the National Security Law passed by China and the border issues the current establishment in China does have with nations across including India and Russia, two significant countries in the Russia-India-China cooperation setup. A multipolar middle-east will be inspired by the triangularity of Asia, where there exist two important setups in a triangular way. Apart from the RIC, another bloc that has an important role is the India-Australia/US-Japan bloc, which would be considering this decision as fruitful for the status quo of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. Furthermore, we welcome India's policy of de-hyphenation, where instead of internationalizing issues and rendering an imposed form of multilateralism, thereby engaging conflict economics and vague notions of transitional justice, we can now seek a different model altogether - form peace accords based on economic priorities and the relinquishment of the binary microcosm of the disputes that exist amidst regions across the world. This also shows a shift and decline of the cold-war mentality assumed by the West, replaced by limited and gradual revisionism in key issues, from North Korea to Kashmir to Palestine, which sponsors global stability, completely different from the trajectories before and after the First World War, the Second World War and the Cold War.


While international affairs experts opine that the world is seeking a new soft power-centric economic/informational cold war, we believe that the revisionist behaviour of the West, especially the United States is laudable, and should be effectively critiqued wherever it is lagging purpose. The Peace Plan must be considered beyond the scope of electoral manoeuvres in the case of both Donald J Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, the incumbent Heads of the US and Israel respectively. The current situation may not be similar to a Cold War imagery for sure, but there is no doubt that operations and initiatives like these will have covert understandings, and we, therefore, should await developments. The full details of the plan are yet to be out, and we would await the same.


In the end, we would like to estimate that the Israel Peace Plan might be a reasonable way to connect Israel with the Saudi bloc countries, and perhaps the harmonization of Russia with the Middle East amidst a predicted hetero-polarity (a drastic shift from multipolarity in 5-10 years) would endorse a stable libertarian-conservative model of multilateralism to uphold international law as the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated in coherence with the claims of the Reagan Administration on Israeli settlements. Perhaps, a better harmony between Russia and the US would be better for India, ASEAN and the African Union to rise amidst a hasty and expansionist People's Republic of China.




Join us for the Roundtable on the US-Israel-UAE Peace Plan with Vignesh Ram, Polintrisk and Dr Nanda Kishor, Manipal University along with our Research Members Vasu Sharma, Pratham Sharma and Avishikta Chattopadhyay from the Indian International Law Project on August 16 at 5 pm IST on Internationalism Editorials on YouTube.



 
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