The Next Decade
Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going
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The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skills that will be required by the decade’s leaders.
The next ten years will be a time of massive transition. The wars in the Islamic world will be subsiding, and terrorism will become something we learn to live with. China will be encountering its crisis. We will be moving from a time when financial crises dominate the world to a time when labor shortages will begin to dominate. The new century will be taking shape in the next decade.
In The Next Decade, George Friedman offers readers a provocative and endlessly fascinating prognosis for the immediate future. Using Machiavelli’s The Prince as a model, Friedman focuses on the world’s leaders—particularly the American president—and with his trusted geopolitical insight analyzes the complex chess game they will all have to play. The book also asks how to be a good president in a decade of extraordinary challenge, and puts the world’s leaders under a microscope to explain how they will arrive at the decisions they will make—and the consequences these actions will have for us all.
From the Hardcover edition.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Coming to pass
It's crazy how his predictions are already coming to pass, such as Russia becoming more assertive, China's economy showing weakness, and the US needing to distance itself from Israel. It's happening as we speak!
Excellent. George Friedman provides a reasonable prediction of the next decade. While impossible to predict the future with complete accuracy, just think of this book as an outline that will slowly be filled in. If you like Sratfor, you will definitely appreciate the content and writing style of this book.
Friedman as usual provides much light and not too much heat. He seems more or less outside of politics. His final message at least in part is that we need to grow up and take our responsibility seriously.