Moscow, January 5 – In an article published in the US edition of The Hill, Paul Starrs, director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations, outlined the three main threats to US foreign policy in 2023.
Topping the list are risks between the United States and Russia, or China, or perhaps both. “This threat overshadowed the use of weapons of mass destruction against the United States,” Starz said.
And the second place in the list of threats was immediately occupied by five regions, a situation in which could lead to the use of nuclear weapons. Renewed conflict on the Korean Peninsula, a clash between Israel and Iran, a war between India and Pakistan, a confrontation between the United States and China in the South China Sea, and border skirmishes between China and India.
Completing the list is the threat of nuclear proliferation and the consequences of other factors such as climate change. “The impacts of climate change and other environmental factors are playing an increasing role, as we have seen in the Sahel, Somalia and Central America,” Stars wrote.
Earlier, Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov identified three places where developments could lead to a military conflict involving the world’s major powers. In his opinion, this is Ukraine, Taiwan and the Korean Peninsula. At the same time, Syria, according to the senator, was no longer included in the list, since the United States and its allies had to retreat there.