No simple street to peace

Expensive President Lula, 

You, I and everybody else is aware of that conflict is a horrible factor. The world additionally is aware of that this battle couldn’t have come at a worse time, as all nations, to a better or lesser extent, are nonetheless feeling the restrictions of their very own financial capability after two lethal, inequality-increasing years of the Covid pandemic. 

And sure, we all know {that a} violent battle goes the other way from a greater society and a fairer world market. 

Exactly as a result of beginning a conflict is a tremendously damaging factor, ending it’s twice as tough. Even with out being proper of their arguments, individuals who begin a battle have robust convictions, to say the least.  

That is very true within the case of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. On the similar time, Volodymyr Zelensky’s Ukraine isn’t significantly concerned with giving up its sovereign territory. All of the whereas, harmless individuals who don’t have anything to do with the battle are dying on the battlefield.

That’s why saying that Brazil expects each presidents to have the “good will” to finish the conflict isn’t essentially the most effective method. Maybe – and particularly now that Brazil is again within the diplomatic recreation after 4 years of isolation underneath Jair Bolsonaro – the Brazilian authorities might make a stronger assertion, positioning itself as the worldwide protagonist it needs to be. 

A robust assertion certainly, but additionally one which avoids giving a nasty impression to different world powers within the battle, comparable to China and the U.S. – which, whatever the conflict, stay essential buying and selling companions for Brazil. 

We all know it’s not a straightforward job, however delicate moments require well timed selections. 

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