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Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project
     

Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project

by National Intelligence Council (US)
 

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 The end of the Cold War shifted the tectonic plates, but the repercussions from these momentous events are still unfolding. Emerging powers in Asia, retrenchment in Eurasia, a roiling Middle East, and transatlantic divisions are among the issues that have only come to a head in recent years. The very magnitude and speed of change resulting from a globalizing

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 The end of the Cold War shifted the tectonic plates, but the repercussions from these momentous events are still unfolding. Emerging powers in Asia, retrenchment in Eurasia, a roiling Middle East, and transatlantic divisions are among the issues that have only come to a head in recent years. The very magnitude and speed of change resulting from a globalizing world—apart from its precise character—will be a defining feature of the world out to 2020. Other significant characteristics include: the rise of new powers, new challenges to governance, and a more pervasive sense of insecurity, including terrorism. As we map the future, the prospects for increasing global prosperity and the limited likelihood of great power conflict provide an overall favorable environment for coping with what are otherwise daunting challenges. The role of the United States will be an important variable in how the world is shaped, influencing the path that states and nonstate actors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780160920622
Publisher:
US Independent Agencies and Commissions
Publication date:
08/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
101
Sales rank:
287,384
File size:
23 MB
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Age Range:
15 Years

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