Renowned political scientist and founder of the Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer, today said that the ongoing war between Israel and Gaza is likely to get worse with the opening of more fronts.
In an exclusive interview, Ian Bremmer told NDTV that the war could trigger a wider, more devastating Middle East conflict if Iran gets directly involved in it.
“It is quite possible that Hezbollah which is much more militarily capable and supported by Iran could get directly involved in the fighting,” he said.
He also said that Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza – which is inevitable – will have massive global implications.
“A ground war is going to happen. It is a bad idea for many reasons. It will kill enormous number of Palestinian civilians, it will be done in short order or without aid for the Palestinians to evacuate. It will lead to backlash around the world,” he said.