The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

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Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited, 2010 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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"Predictions have made George Friedman a hot property these days." -The Wall Street Journal

In The Next 100 Years, George Friedman offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century. He explains where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought), which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century.

Drawing on history and geopolitical patterns dating back hundreds of years. Friedman shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, at the dawn of a new era - with changes in store, including:

* The US-Jihadist war will conclude - replaced by a second full-blown cold war with Russia.
* China will undergo a major extended internal crisis, and Mexico will emerge as an important world power.
* A new global war will unfold toward the middle of the century between the United States and an unexpected coalition from Eastern Europe, Eurasia and the Far East; but armies will be much smaller and wars will be less deadly.
* Technology will focus on space - both for major military uses and for a dramatic new energy resource that will have radical environmental implications.

Written with the keen insight and thoughtful analysis that has made George Friedman a renowned expert in geopolitics and forecasting, The Next 100 Years presents a fascinating picture of what lies ahead.

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

The first half of this book is very interesting as the author talks about current trends and makes some intriguing predictions on what he thinks will happen geopolitically over the next 100 years. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - DanielClausen - LibraryThing

In a sense, I’m divided: Do I give this book four stars or five stars? Ironically, the things I like most about this book make me want to rate it a four. I love the book because it’s highly engaging ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

George Friedman is an American political scientist and author. He is the founder, chief intelligence officer, financial overseer, and CEO of the private intelligence corporation Stratfor. He has authored several books, including America's Secret War, The Intelligence Edge, and The Future of War. Friedman spent almost twenty years in academia, teaching political science at Dickinson College. He received a B.A. from the City College of New York, where he majored in political science, and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. He is married to Meredith Friedman (née LeBard), has four children and lives in Austin, Texas.

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