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Intelligence Expert George Friedman Predicts Dawn of a New Era

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VIDEO Interview with George Friedman
courtesy of Random House
February 2009

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The Next 100 Years
(Doubleday 2009)
ISBN: 978-0-385-51705-8
(0-385-51705-X)

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George Friedman author of
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
(Doubleday/Random House)

In his long-awaited and provocative new book, The Next 100 Years, 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. Learn more at http://doubleday.com and http://www.stratfor.com/next100years/

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 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.

The author is founder of the Center for Geopolitical Studies at Louisiana State University, which engages in integrated economic, political and military modeling and forecasting; it was the only non-DOD/non-governmental organization granted access to Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) by the Joint Warfighting Center.

He later founded STRATFOR, a private intelligence firm which provides foreign affairs analysis to its members. He serves as its chief intelligence officer, and CEO.

Friedman was born in Hungary to Holocaust survivor parents. In order to flee from the Communists, his family left Hungary in 1949. They went to Austria and lived in a displaced person camp for several years before getting visas to come to the United States.

 

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