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 thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR—the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm—focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at the dawn of a new era, he offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century all based on his own thorough analysis and research.
For example, The U.S.-Jihadist war will be replaced by a new cold war with Russia; China’s role as a world power will diminish; Mexico will become an important force on the geopolitical stage; and new technologies and cultural trends will radically alter the way we live (and fight wars). Riveting reading from first to last, The Next 100 Years is a fascinating exploration of what the future holds for all of us.
“Expect the unexpected. . . . He can see without the crystal ball.” - Newsweek
“Barron’s consistently has found Stratfor’s insights informative and largely on the money—as has the company’s large client base, which ranges from corporations to media outlets and government agencies.” - Barron’s
“There is a temptation, when you are around George Friedman, to treat him like a Magic 8-Ball.” - New York Times Magazine
"Predictions have made George Friedman a hot property these days." - The Wall Street Journal
|List of illustrations||p. xi|
|Author's Note||p. xiii|
|Preface to the Anchor Books Edition||p. xv|
|Overture: An Introduction to the American Age||p. 1|
|The Dawn of the American Age||p. 15|
|Earthquake: The U.S.-Jihadist War||p. 31|
|Population, Computers, and Culture Wars||p. 50|
|The New Fault Lines||p. 65|
|China 2020: Paper Tiger||p. 88|