Synopses & Reviews
The world today faces numerous challenges, including the ongoing fallout from the financial crisis and varied and diverse examples of violence and conflict across the globe. Combined with the many changes affecting both the regional and global balance of power - such as the apparent decline of the United States, the growing influence of the East, and the evolving role of international organizations - these challenges have led some to question how global power will be distributed in the coming two decades. Global Strategic Developments offers an examination of these developments, providing an exploration of the future of the global system and its international powers and organizations. With analysis of military, security, financial and economic challenges that face the Gulf, the wider Middle East and beyond, this book is of vital importance to those interested in the future of both geopolitical networks and the global monetary system.
About the Author
The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research is based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Table of Contents
Foreword * Introduction: Future Global Strategic Developments * KEYNOTE ADDRESSES * Global Strategic Developments and Challenges for the Gulf Region * Towards Further Political Modernization in the Gulf * THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL SYSTEM * The Evolution of the United Nations and the Security Council * The Role of Rising Powers in the Global System * The Future Significance of the Gulf Cooperation Council * MILITARY DEVELOPMENTS AND NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES * US Defense Reform and the Future of Warfare * A Strategic Vision for Gulf Security * Future Trends in Violent Threats to Security * GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK * The Future of the International Monetary System: Challenges and Opportunities * The Post-crisis Global Landscape: Implications for Emerging Economies * International Financial Institutions and Global Economic Security * Prospects for Sustainable Human Development in the Gulf