September 17, 2012
Violent Muslim protests over an online anti-Islam film made in California have now spread to at least 20 countries. China and Japan are trading increasingly “provocative behavior,” according to the U.S. Secretary of Defense. The U.S. plans to file a W.T.O. case accusing China of unfair trade practices. Warships from 25 countries are in the economically vital Strait of Hormuz undertaking the region’s largest-ever war games focused on a possible Iranian blockade. Israel’s Prime Minister warned again on Sunday that Iran is close to building a nuclear bomb, this amid the worst U.S.-Israeli split in decades. Is major war on the horizon?
The Socionomics Institute published a study back in February that predicted “a larger number of smaller, more-internal conflicts.” Click here to read how we think social psychology may affect military action.
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