The Next 100 Years

The Next 100 Years

A Forecast for the 21st Century

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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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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Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385517058
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Characteristics: xii, 253 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Next hundred years


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Aug 19, 2015

Began reading but found it too tediously lightweight, so ended up just skimming it. The author, George Friedman, founded that godawful private intel contracting ripoff, Stratfor, which was hacked by anonymous [Jeremy Hammond], exposing the crimes they were involved with, by the fellow who hacked it and exposed said crimes, went to jail, while nothing ever happened to the bogus scammers named Friedman and the former Montomgery County cop, Fred Burton [who seriously believes Lee Oswald murdered JFK?!?!? - - Mental Category 4 type]

Dec 31, 2013

I found this book after reading The Next Decade, by the same author. My first introduction to a geopolitical view of the world, history over the past several centuries and the near to medium term future. The analysis is insightful and thorough, and I look forward to reading his other books, and watching the future unfold. As the author admits, he won't get to see much of the century ahead and that he writes for his children and grandchildren. Maybe if more of the world's leaders read these works, the world may be able to avoid some of the more distressing events the author foretells. We should encourage our adult children to read this.

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Jun 04, 2011

marishkajuko thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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