Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov believes that the Ukrainian crisis, as well as the situation around Taiwan and the Korean peninsula, could result in a Third World War. He wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
The editor of 19FortyFive, Robert Farley, previously stated that in 2022 the world came closer to the conflict of the great powers than at any time since the Cold War.
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He named several points from which, in his opinion, the Third World War can develop: These are the Ukrainian crisis, Taiwan, territorial disputes and the struggle for resources between Greece and Turkey, as well as the conflict between India and China.
According to Farley, the probability of a global conflict is low, although the Ukrainian crisis has some aspects of the battle of the great powers.
Pushkov agreed with him only partially: in his opinion, there are no good reasons why conflicts between Greece and Turkey, as well as between India and China, can result in a Third World War.
“Ukraine, Taiwan and the Korean Peninsula are three places where developments can provoke a military conflict involving the leading powers of the world. Due to the policy of the United States and other NATO countries, Ukraine remains the most likely point of collision of this type,” the senator wrote.
He added that a few years ago, one of the zones of increased threat of conflict between Russia and the United States was Syria, but in the end the Americans and their allies “had to retreat.”