Open Letter: The 16 Jun 2021 Biden/Putin Summit
SPOTLIGHT, 14 Jun 2021
The following recommendations for the Summit Meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joseph Biden are the product of discussions among a core group of international think tanks specializing in world peace, disarmament, and a federal geopolitical system change to transform the United Nations.
Dear Presidents Putin & Biden,
There is an urgent need for an inspiring, new direction at the upcoming June 16, 2021 Summit Meeting — a different path that up until now most foreign policy experts have thought to be impossible — until attention to the UN Charter’s Article 109(3) opened new possibilities and the introduction of the Earth Constitution.
Factually US/NATO and Russia appear to be gravitating toward war either by accident or design. Tactical nuclear warfare is not out of the question. The Livermore Lab in California, for example, is suspected of working on first strike and tactical nuclear missiles/warheads.
The United Nations is unable to stop the emerging nuclear arms race, sidelined by its defective Charter and thus helpless when it counts the most — a world in extreme danger if war breaks out between US/NATO and Russia. Article 109(3) is a legal requirement for a review of the UN Charter, opening the door to establish a “new UN” and introducing the Earth Constitution.
Under the present United Nations global system Presidents Biden and Putin are themselves victims, trapped by a geopolitical system which forces them to defend their country against secret operations by the Other, and requires them to prepare militarily in the event of war, or a surprise, first strike nuclear attack.
There appears to be an inexorable drift to war as each side demonizes the Other. US/NATO with its 800 foreign military bases appears to be encircling Russia and China. Instead of a peace race, an arms race is underway. Our leaders know of no other alternative. They are stuck in the old geopolitical paradigm where the final arbiter of conflict between nations is not a World Court, a democratically elected World Parliament, or the United Nations, but war.
As reported in my lecture to the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS, 6/20) to end war and achieve complete nuclear disarmament only a democratic federal world union is realistic. A new geopolitical system is what is required. This means a new UN Charter and a “new UN.”
The needed governing structure has been drafted by the World Constitution & Parliament Association. It is the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (also known as the Earth Constitution), designed to serve as a model and guide to replace the fatally flawed UN Charter.
Federating the 193 nations at the UN using the Earth Constitution has the capacity to resolve the underlying geopolitical system defects which even at the signing of the Charter in 1945 have prevented the UN from stopping war or eliminating nukes. The UN Charter has done some good things, but failed where it counts the most — “ending the scourge of war.”
With a “new UN” under the Earth Constitution there is no longer a need for national military forces or for secret agencies which breed paranoia and undermine trust. The June 16 Summit in Geneva is an opportunity for the leaders of two superpowers to radically change paths. Calling for a “new UN” will change the current narrative from name calling which is lethal to constructive communication and counter-productive.
Track II Diplomacy
The intention of this Open Letter is to invite Presidents Putin and Biden to take seriously the world federalist think tank proposals described herein. It is the practical alternative to having more wars, and sooner or later, suffering a nuclear nightmare.
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. is a psychologist (ret.) with many years of clinical experience with the California Dept. of Corrections doing psychiatric diagnosis and treatment with inmates. President of Democratic World Federalists he is co-editor of DWF NEWS, and editor of Earth Federation News & Views. He supports a “new UN” under the Earth Constitution. www.earthfederation.info Email: email@example.com
Tags: Biden, Conflict, Conflict Transformation, Dialogue, Diplomacy, International Relations, Mediation, Nuclear war, Peacebuilding, Putin, Russia, USA, Warfare
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 14 Jun 2021.
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