The United States is now involved in diplomatic tensions in the Middle East and in the Korean peninsula. Even though U.S. President Donald Trump said that he will not allow America to be entangled again in another foreign war, current U.S. foreign policy may be the trigger for the next Global War.

History speaks for itself

Great wars often start with small issues, as was the case with the first and second world war. World War I started in the Balkan backwater region, when an heir to an outdated monarchy was assassinated by a local partisan movement.

A single gunshot on that sunny Sunday morning influenced the entire 20th century. World War II stemmed from the defeat of Germany in the Great War and the treaties placed upon a defeated nation. The post-war hatred gave birth to Hitler and became the catalyst for the Cold War that ensued after Germany's defeat.

The Cold war ended in the early 90s, ushering in the age of American global dominance. The United States played a major role in the direction of the political history of the Middle East and in Asia. The current problems in Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and Syria are all in part, due to America's foreign policy.

Today, the United States is arguably the strongest superpower and its global intervention policy is forcing countries like China and Russia to develop their own military to counter America's might.

Beijing is consolidating its territories in the East and South China Sea while Russia dominated Crimea, Ukraine, and is presently carving a greater influence in the Middle East through Syria. However, in all of these theaters, The United States is present to counter Russian and Chinese progress.

War can start practically anywhere

The critical flash point for the next global war can practically be anywhere and this is because U.S. influence is practically everywhere. America has deals in Europe, the Middle East, India, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and even in Ukraine, all of which directly oppose Russian and Chinese interests.

The issue over Taiwan, where China wants reunification, is being hindered by the United States. The Russian desire to support a Syrian government under Assad is also hindered by the United States' backing of Syrian rebels. Now, the U.S. Congress is planning to place new sanctions on Moscow, resulting in a major rise in global tension. A small spark in all of these areas may be the start of another global war, a consequence of overextending America's influence through foreign intervention. America might be the major catalyst of the next world war.