Athena Institute Magyar


The Geopolitics of Terror – A Shadowy Proxy War

It is clear that there is an ongoing shadow-war behind global terrorism, in which several countries wage proxy wars against each other. This shadow-war underpins the immense geopolitical struggle that ensues in the background between the West and the Islamic world, behind the Sunni-Shiite sectarian divide, behind local territorial disputes, behind ethnic conflicts and behind regional power struggles. It is impossible to predict which countries will emerge victorious from this shadow-war, if winning is an option at all in a proxy conflict that causes huge losses in human lives and helps brutal dictatorships and oppressive autocratic regimes to survive.