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World War 2014

Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World?

Walter Russell Mead | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Walter Russell Mead

Only a few years ago, most western observers believed that the age of geopolitical rivalry and great power war was over. Today, with Russian forces in Ukraine, religious wars exploding across the Middle East, and territorial disputes leading to one crisis after another in the East and South China seas, the outlook is darker. Serious people now ask whether we have moved from a post-war into a pre-war world. Could some incident somewhere in the world spark another global war?