The world stage hasn’t become as tense as one may think. Tensions have been growing for some time indeed, however our collective perception, thanks to the internet and social media, has changed a lot too. Cyceon has identified three main trends which could explain why the world stage seems on the brink of a new global confrontation – some even spoke about World War III.
First, the global security situation has reached a bottom because of the exponential growth of the jihadist threat – both foreign and domestic – and the terrorist attacks that killed hundreds and wounded thousands in Europe in recent months. Second, the “new mediocre” of the global economy has increased fears that weak economic growth and productivity could signal the end of the “world as we know it”, meaning that the political leaders have yet to find relevant solutions regarding the huge global debt burden or risk bankruptcy.
Third, the global strategic landscape has shifted from a Euro-American epicenter to an American-Asian one of which the quicker-than-expected emergence took advantage of Europe’s defense spinelessness and put forward the lack of preparedness before a world’s that has deeply changed already. New challenges and changes are more and more impacting what’s existed for so long that one thought it’d be forever. However one has to adapt and this adaptation process is a main reason behind the growing tensions.