The Current Global Political Climate Resembles World War II with Russia, China, and Iran

The Current Global Political Climate Resembles World War II with Russia, China, and Iran

In today’s world, there are striking similarities to the events of the 1930s. Just like back then, we are seeing a shift in the balance of power that is causing concern. Autocratic regimes are becoming more aggressive in their quest for power and influence, forming stronger ties with each other and getting involved in regional conflicts. Democracies are facing threats both from external forces and internal challenges. The US, in particular, is being tempted by a doctrine of unilateralism and isolationism under the banner of “America First.”

Despite these parallels, there are significant differences between now and the 1930s. The current international system is more robust, largely due to the stability provided by American power and US alliances. While recent events like the global financial crisis and the Covid pandemic have caused challenges, they have not led to the same level of deprivation and radicalism seen during the Great Depression. Because of these factors, many may find it hard to imagine a complete collapse of the global order. However, those who lived through the 1930s also thought such a catastrophic event was inconceivable until it actually happened.

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