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The next Decade: What the World Will Look likeby George Friedman
Synopses & Reviews
The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent eventsand challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skills that will be required by the decade's leaders.
The next ten years will be a time of massivetransition. The wars in the Islamic world will be subsiding, and terrorism will become something we learn to live with. China will be encountering its crisis. We will be moving from a time when financial crises dominatethe world to a time when labor shortages will begin to dominate. The new century will be taking shape in the next decade.
In The Next Decade, George Friedman offers readers apro-vocative and endlessly fascinating prognosis for the immedi-ate future. Using Machiavelli's The Prince as a model, Friedman focuses on the world'sleaders--particularly the American president--and with his trusted geopolitical insight analyzes the complex chess game they will all have to play. The book also asks how to be a good president in adecade of extraordinary challenge, and puts the world's leaders under a microscope to explain how they will arrive at the decisions they will make--and the consequences these actions will have for usall.
From the Hardcover edition.
The author of the best-selling The Next 100 Years makes predictions about the imminent challenges that will test America and the world of the near future, forecasting such events as an economic crisis in China and a transition from financial problems to labor shortages.
About the Author
GEORGE FRIEDMAN is the founder and CEO of Stratfor, the world’s leading publisher of global geopolitical intelligence. He is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestselling The Next 100 Years. He has appeared on all the major television networks and has been featured in several national publications.
Table of Contents
Rebalancing America — The unintended empire — Republic, empire, and the Machiavellian president — The financial crisis and the resurgent state — Finding the balance of power — The terror trap — Redefining policy: the case of Israel — Strategic reversal: the United States, Iran, and the Middle East — The return of Russia — Europe's return to history — Facing the western Pacific — A secure hemisphere — Africa: a place to leave alone — The technological and demographic imbalance — The empire, the republic, and the decade.
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