The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
A Forecast for the 21st Century

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“Conventional analysis suffers from a profound failure of imagination. It imagines passing clouds to be permanent and is blind to powerful, long-term shifts taking place in full view of the world.” —George Friedman

In his long-awaited and provocative new 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.

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About George Friedman

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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.
Published January 27, 2009 by Anchor. 274 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Education & Reference, History, Business & Economics, Romance. Non-fiction

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Futurologist Friedman (America's Secret War, 2004, etc.) entertainingly explains how America will bestride the world during this century.

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Whereas Friedman's last book, The Next 100 Years, focused on "the impersonal forces that shape history in the long run," now the geopolitical intelligence expert examines the impact of current decision making, especially of the United States government, on the world.

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Suite 101

The Viking Age has passed, but the longing for adventure and the love of a good tale still thrives where men meet the sea.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Although Friedman claims that his book "is emphatically not meant to be a celebration of the United States," he remains convinced that, despite recent setbacks, the best of American imperialism is yet to come.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Not that such an outcome is discomfiting in the least to the unflappable Friedman, who remains unshaken in his faith that "the United States is far more powerful than most people think" and that its problems, though real, are "trivial compared to the extent of its power."

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Business Insider

For my next book (no really, I'm starting to work on it in my copious spare time), I've begun to read in earnest.

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The Space Review

Much military space conjecture involves space force application and space control missions that envision weapons from space attacking Earth and space targets.

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