The Global Context of the Hamas-Israel War

In Ashkelon, Israel. Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times Russia has started the largest war in Europe since World War II.

China has become more bellicose toward Taiwan.

India has embraced a virulent nationalism.Israel has formed the most extreme government in its history.And on Saturday morning, Hamas brazenly attacked Israel , launching thousands of missiles and publicly kidnapping and killing civilians.All these developments are signs that the world may have fallen into a new period of disarray. Countries — and political groups like Hamas — are willing to take big risks, rather than fearing that the consequences would be too […]

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