Conflicts between countries are increasingly polarizing the world we live in, and although they may seem like a thing of the past, the truth is that territorial disputes are still valid. In 2022, the outbreak of war in Ukraine following the invasion of Russia has caused chaos in Europe, which has seen a major conflict take place on the continent after decades. A month ago, another in the Middle East put the hypothetical Third World War on the table again, after the attack by Hamas in Israel, which intensified its war in Palestine and where the terrorists came from Lebanon or Iran.
The truth is that polarization is increasing in a divided world. Experts and analysts also think about what will happen in a major conflict between different countries in the world, which is similar to the two major wars of the 20th century. And, as a result of this latest conflict, anti-Semitism, hatred towards Islam, and differences between the United States and Russia have increased.
Based on these two recent conflicts, it can be predicted which bloc will become a Third World War. Israel maintains diplomatic relations with 166 countries, of which the United States is its main ally. Ukraine is going to the same block, helped by Washington in its offensive on Moscow. But European countries will also be close to the US and, therefore, to the bloc of Ukraine and Israel. Although they try not to show a position close to Russia, it is true that the humanitarian and military aid deployed in Ukraine further opens the gap with Moscow. Powers such as France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and even Spain have sent aid to Ukraine and have always favored the normalization of Israel’s status in the Middle East. But others, like Poland, Sweden, or Finland, will also be included here.
On the other hand, Russia and Palestine together, and thus other territories such as Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, or Venezuela, are very close to the Kremlin and critical of the US Administration. In addition, UN resolutions regarding conflicts show how these countries are against what the United States voted for. China, although equally distant in both conflicts, is getting closer and closer to Russia, just as Beijing-Washington relations are also intensifying. Based on the last argument, North Korea will also enter this bloc.
There are Muslim countries that maintain good relations with the West and are not interested in becoming enemies of the US, such as Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, or Jordan, but they are also not interested in a hypothetical war with Russia because of their proximity or their relationships. Others, such as Morocco or the United Arab Emirates, will also be neutral.