The Munich Security Conference, on 17th -19th Feb, took place just days before the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Contrary to its title, the conference did not further peace or security. Instead, it turned out to be a competition between Western countries over who could pledge the most tanks for Ukraine to continue fighting the Russians.
The proposed Chinese peace plan was the only serious -- and practical -- response to the urgent calls for a ceasefire and diplomacy.
The main actual beneficiaries of this conference (and of the war mongering all across the globe) are the arms manufacturers.
The continuation of this war leaves the entire world at a perilous precipice. We look forward.