The Next 100 Years

The Next 100 Years

A Forecast for the 21st Century

Book - 2009
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China fragments, a new Cold War with Russia, Mexcio challenges U.S., the new great powers Turkey, Poland and Japan . The Next 100 Years is 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 sta≥ 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.

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Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767923057
Characteristics: xii, 253 p. : map ; 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

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