Is This How World War 3 Will Start?

#Opinion

Tue, Jun 8th, 2010 15:00 by capnasty NEWS

World Wars One and Two were conflicts with global reach arising from European power-struggles. But there was at least a clear context, involving thematic rivalries in an understandable form. World War Three is different. For the first time in centuries the USA and Europe are unable to set or even define the global agenda, and so face philosophical and psychological defeat. Other powers come to the fore, fighting and redrawing the map -- and therefore the rules -- as they see fit.

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