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Is the world on the verge of World War III? What is happening and what experts say



Is the world on the verge of World War III? What is happening and what experts say

The unexpected attack by Hamas on Israel and the escalation of the conflict in Libya, Syria, Iran and Palestine have made the world think about the approach of a global war. Find out what moods prevail in the international community and why the world fears that we are on the verge of World War III

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The events of recent days in Israel have proved that the world is not united in matters of international security and justice, as there were those who supported Hamas' atrocious attack on Israel. However, the confrontation between Jews and Arabs is not the only international conflict that may indicate that the world is on the verge of World War III. 

What is the likelihood that the current conflicts will lead to a direct military clash between authoritarian and democratic states, which will eventually open the door to World War III?

Will there be a Third World War and what indicates the existence of such a threat?

Currently, there are several serious conflicts in the world that are causing panic in the international community.

Hamas, Israel, Palestine, Hezbollah

The war between Israel and Palestine is caused by a long-standing conflict that dates back a couple thousand years, but today other countries, including Syria, Lebanon, and Iran, are escalating this conflict. According to Bild, it is likely that Israel will wage war on five fronts at once.

In addition, according to CNN, the United States and its allies are already warning Hezbollah militants against escalation. Since the bulk of this military group is located in Libya, Washington is closely monitoring events in the country. It is also important that the militant group is financed mainly by Iran, and therefore its direct confrontation with Israel is obvious. In addition, despite warnings, including from the UAE, Syria has already begun shelling Israel from its own side.

The position of some other countries, in particular Turkey, is also alarming. For example, recent ambiguous statements by Recep Erdogan, including that the killings of Israeli civilians by Hamas were "accidental" and that Israel's approach to resolving the situation is too brutal and unjustified, add fuel to the fire, despite the fact that the Turkish president himself calls for de-escalation.

Ukraine and russia

russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine also has centuries-old roots, and today it poses a threat to the whole of Europe. And although it seems that there is no direct danger to other countries, the Ukrainian government is calling on Western countries to be vigilant, because Ukraine is the "only obstacle" for russia that stops the aggressor country from attacking the Baltic states. This is despite the fact that NATO countries have repeatedly suffered from russian shelling of Ukraine. In particular, Romanian citizens stayed awake with Ukrainians during nightly air raids and drone strikes on their territory. The Polish border area was also damaged.

It is also important to note that russia's attack on Ukraine is an attempt to change borders by force, which has become a dangerous precedent for the whole world, as other countries may follow suit.

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China, the United States and Taiwan

The confrontation between China and the United States over Taiwan has been going on for years. The world saw a new round of this conflict in 2022, when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to visit the island. Currently, experts agree that the countries will not come to a direct confrontation, but it is known that China has already increased its military budget by 7.5% due to the need to solve "defense problems."

Crisis of the international system and confrontation between giant countries: what to expect?

The global security crisis obviously occurred long before the russian invasion. It was caused by many events of the twenty-first century, among which financial factors played a major role. However, the full-scale war in Ukraine and the armed invasion of Israel have exacerbated this situation. In addition, authoritarian methods of governance are gaining popularity in the world, and power is falling into the hands of those who aim to solve issues by force.

Most international experts agree that the world will not allow the outbreak of World War III, as its consequences will be irreparable. But at the same time, analysts predict a significant increase in the number of so-called proxy wars, when giant countries fight for their interests at the hands of small and underdeveloped countries.

At the same time, in his interview with Ukrayinska Pravda, the head of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, noted that the world is rapidly approaching a global war.

"This is my subjective assessment: in terms of geography, we see several conflicts that, at first glance, seem to be regional, except for Ukraine, but they are all interconnected by the same countries that are involved in these processes. So, yes, I think we are still approaching a global war quite quickly," he said.

At the moment, it is impossible to say what specific developments we should expect or prepare for. But the fact that the world is changing, and this will have certain consequences, is a fact that will be hard to argue with.

Confidence in the future: where is it possible?

Nowadays, when the world is facing such serious issues as the possibility of World War III, we are all concerned about our security and future. However, there are parts of the world that remain calm and develop despite external shocks. One of these paradises is the beautiful island of Bali.

Geographically, islands like Bali can help with security in the face of significant conflicts and wars, such as in Ukraine, Israel, and African countries. 

Bali, with its unique combination of natural beauty and cultural heritage, continues to attract not only tourists but also investors and migrants who want to escape from what is happening in the world. In addition to the beautiful scenery and friendly citizens, you will find many opportunities to invest in various projects. For example, ANTA Residence Canggu.

A profitable option for investing in Bali is to purchase premium apartments in ANTA Residence Canggu from a reliable international developer ANTA Group, which has been operating in the real estate market for over 10 years.

We remind you! In October, the US Lend-Lease law for Ukraine officially expired, and NATO warns that the West has almost exhausted its military aid. Read more about whether support for Ukraine will continue and what additional options the Ukrainian authorities have in our previous article.

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