Rather than retreating into a defensive battle of narratives, the West should see this as an opportunity to move beyond a discourse that has never held water. Some enlightened quarters fear that this will set back the Western counterattack in the battle of narratives in the global south. The West can finally put the battle of narratives into its bin of lost wars and move on. The countries of the global south have been very clear: They are not looking for a narrative from anyone. It will take considerable time and effort—and quite a few policy reversals—before the West can return to the battle of narratives.
Source: The North Africa Journal November 20, 2023 11:39 UTC