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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 27, 2009 - Political Science - 288 pages
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China fragments, a new Cold War with Russia, Mexcio challenges U.S., the new great powers Turkey, Poland and JapanThe Next 100 Years is a fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.


In his provocative book, George Friedman turns his eye on the future—offering 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.
The Next 100 Years draws on a fascinating exploration of 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 U.S.-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.
• The United States will experience a Golden Age in the second half of the century.

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.

For continual, updated analysis and supplemental material, go to www.Stratfor.com
 

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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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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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Contents

H A P T E R
1
THE U S JIHADIST
31
PopULATION CoMPUTERs AND CULTURE WARs
50
THE NEW FAULT LINEs
65
PAPERTIGER
88
REMATCH
101
AMERICAN PoweR AND THE CRIsis of 2030
120
A NEW WoRLD EMERGEs
136
PRELUDE To
153
A ScENARIo
193
THE UNITED STATES MExico
223
EPILOGUE
249
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
255
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GEORGE FRIEDMAN is the founder and CEO of STRATFOR, the world’s leading private intelligence and forecasting company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert and is the author of four books, including most recently America’s Secret War, and numerous articles on national security, information warfare, computer security, and the intelligence business. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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