Russia, China, US: Are WW3 And Cold War 2 on The Cards?
- Russia, China, US: Are WW3 And Cold War 2 on The Cards?
by Debra Killalea and Victoria Craw, http://www.news.com.au/
SUPERPOWERS clashing, tensions mounting in global hot spots, and a call for Russians to return home. Terror attacks and domestic issues are fuelling distrust and fears that the world is on the brink of World War III are growing by the day.
While the world is no doubt a dangerous place at the moment, how worried should we really be about war breaking out on a global scale? University of New South Wales (Canberra) Professor Greg Austin said we have every reason to be alarmed with rising tensions across the Middle East, the Korean peninsula and the Ukraine.
Prof Austin, who has a 30-year career in international security affairs, said it was fair to say there were worrying signs of conflict everywhere. However, the Professorial Fellow with the EastWest Institute (EWI) in New York, said the prospect of a large scale military conflict taking place was certainly some way off.
Prof Austin said the world was seeing definite signs of militarisation particularly in regards to Russia and China. “There may be a new Cold War but not in the same way as the first,” he said. “Russia and china are co-operating over the Korean peninsula but the bad sign here is they are doing a Trump by trying to make things great again. “That feeling of being victims is undermining this picture.”
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