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The Global South is tired of the West's disrespect

Relationship can be repaired with fulfillment of past promises and more sincerity

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An anti-U.S. mural in Tehran: The most negative perception of the West relates to the prevalence of double standards. (West Asian News Agency via Reuters)

Dino Patti Djalal, previously Indonesia's ambassador to the U.S., is founder and chairman of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia. Michael Sheldrick is co-founder of international social justice advocacy group Global Citizen where he is in charge of policy, impact and government affairs.

Across the Global South, certain perceptions of the West prevail -- and for many, represent the reality they see.

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