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    George Friedman ☆ 6 Free read Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman Read The Next Decade STRATFOR is a political think tank that gained prominence after Anonymous hacked its servers and spewed out its exceedingly boring dossiers onto the uncaring public Its director George Friedman also wrote a book called THE N

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    [EPUB] (The Next Decade) Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman This book learned me how mega trends technology demography resources wars and foreign political actions are being observed and analyzed from American politicians perspective Although Friedman admits that America has some moral hypothesis that must maintain but he confess that it must use all imperial power resources it possess to prevent any potential rival from competing its global role in both short and long

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    Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman [EPUB] (The Next Decade) I like the way Friedman said something like the leaders of today can be taught yesterday not his exact words these are mineFrom 8000 BCE to now from empires to states from theocracy to democracy the world has changed again

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    Read The Next Decade Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman George Friedman ☆ 6 Free read The author makes a bold and unshakable declaration America is an imperial empire and that's a fact Also America could lose itself as a RepublicThe author is CEO of Stratfor which does intelligence analysis for the CIA and the multinationals So the opinions in this book count for somethingHe gives the big picture that faces America abroad It is simple power and balance of power He states that this country is always striving to set other c

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    [EPUB] (The Next Decade) George Friedman ☆ 6 Free read Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman If anyone is as involuntarily power hungry as the book wants to make the US it is given that our world will continue to move towards wars and an eventual doom The book's main point is exactly opposite that the best way for world peace is for US to subjugate others decide everyone's fate and make sure others do not become friends with each other Of course the book assumes that despite its open advocation the US can stealthily implement th

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    Read The Next Decade George Friedman ☆ 6 Free read [EPUB] (The Next Decade) Less interesting repetitive compared to his previous books

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    Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman [EPUB] (The Next Decade) George Friedman ☆ 6 Free read Definitely worth reading with some reservationsI must confess to not having read George Friedman before taking this volume into hand He certainly is an engaging and crystal clear writer His understanding of intern

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    [EPUB] (The Next Decade) While the work already feels somewhat dated there are nonetheless lots of useful observations about the near past that can inform us about the near future

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    [EPUB] (The Next Decade) I am glad to have found this author who is a very insightful foreign policy thinker He looks at foreign policy through Machiavellian spectacles and examines the forces that will shape the world going forward and gives interesting di

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Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman The Next Decade Characters × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB George Friedman ☆ 6 Free read 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 th. If anyone is as involuntarily power hungry as the book wants to make the US it is given that our world will continue to move towards wars and an eventual doom The book s main point is exactly opposite that the best way for world peace is for US to subjugate others decide everyone s fate and make sure others do not become friends with each other Of course the book assumes that despite its open advocation the US can stealthily implement these policies and the rest of the world will never see through themThe premise that the US must divide the rest of the world and rule by strengthening itself making sure others stay behind and keep everyone suspicious of their neighbours etc is wrong To assume that such strategies will succeed and is the only way not just for the world but the US to lead an ever better life is utter naivety Great information as always from the master geo historian but one simply has to hope that real life power brokers do not think the same way

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Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman The Next Decade Characters × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB George Friedman ☆ 6 Free read E 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 conseuences these actions will have for us all From the Hardcover edition. Definitely worth reading with some reservationsI must confess to not having read George Friedman before taking this volume into hand He certainly is an engaging and crystal clear writer His understanding of international relationships is second to none that I have read I highly recommend this book However I do have a few reservations that I want to expressLet s begin with his analysis of what he calls the unintended empire That would be the United States circa the second millennium of the present era I like the way he insists on using the term empire even though George W Bush and his neoconservative cohorts had to give it up because of its toxic connotations Yes America the Beautiful is an empire and yes it was largely unintentional Our empire is supported not by the direct spoils of war as was the Roman Empire but by our ability to benefit from global resources through trade and technological advantage Our military might is a mailed fist behind our back of course but we maintain the empire mainly through the use of what political scientists call soft power Regardless of the value of the spoils of empire the American Empire is an expensive one to maintain and in some uarters the perception is that the balance sheet is out of whackNow let us move on to Friedman s justification for the actions of the Bush administration in its effort to deal with the threat to our glorious well not so glorious empire posed by the events of 9112001 Friedman speaking frankly as Machiavelli indeed Friedman seems delighted to do a modern dress Machiavelli impersonation sees all actions by nation states as serving their uniue national interests All events on the international stage are rationally arrived at by nation states based on this singular criterion Thus Friedman argues p 67 that North Korea fearing that the collapse of the Soviet Union would lead to its own collapselaunched a nuclear weapons program and made statements that appeared uite mad The North Koreans were so successful that they had the great powers negotiating to entice them to negotiate It was an extraordinary performance However 1 the leadership of North Korea is uite mad witness what it does to its people and 2 its utterances were not the result of some extraordinary psychological ploy that the great powers fell for in fact the reason that the United States and others have treaded so softly and carefully with North Korea is that its leadership is indeed capable of frighteningly crazy behaviors most specifically the utter destruction of Seoul South Korea The fact of the matter is that North Korea holds Seoul in hostage and has for literally generationsNext let s move to Friedman s interpretation of Bush s reasons for invading Ira He writes p 62 The Bush administration tied to craft a strategy that forced the Saudis and Pakistanis to be aggressive in intelligence gathering and sharing and that placed the United States in a dominate position in the Middle East from which it could project power He immediately adds These were the underlying reasons for the invasion of Ira What Bush invaded Ira to get the Saudis and Pakistanis to help with intelligence gathering and sharing Now that what you call EXPENSIVE intelligence and is about as farfetched a rationale as I ve heard No the reasons that Bush invaded Ira were several including a deluded attempt to protect American oil interests in the region to be a wartime president for the 2004 elections or a president who had just won a war to go one up on his dad who George W believed should have overthrown Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War to allow the US military to test its abilities and its weapons etc Friedman even goes so far as to argue that although at the time of the invasion of Ira Saddam Hussein and Al aeda were far from friends they could become allies in the future and therefore that could serve as a rationale for the invasionWhat Friedman has done here and what he does throughout the book is interpret events in ways that are consistent with his overall message which is one of amoral rational and Machiavellian nation states acting in accordance with their individual national interests when in fact the actual heads of states and their advisors who do the actual acting often behave in irrational and self defeating ways which is what happened to the US during the George W Bush administration which is something that Friedman freely acknowledges elsewhere in the book especially in Chapter 5 appropriately entitled The Terrorist Trap Friedman points out that by waging a misdirected and unwinnable war against a type of warfare this became a trap that Bush fell into and one that Friedman is warning Obama not to fall intoIncidentally part of what Friedman is about in this book is to give advice from his Machiavellian stage to President Obama and presidents or princes to come andor to their advisors In this self appointed capacity I think George Friedman is eminently ualified as long as one balances his real politic view of presidential options and strategies with the realities of each individual situation Basically what Friedman is saying is that regardless of what a nation state does we must infer that it is acting rationally in its own interests and that presidents must realize that they have to lie to their constituencies and be prepared to do brutal and even horrendous things in the pursuit of the national interest and in fact any other behavior is dereliction of dutyAs for the rest of the book it is also very interesting and I wish I had the space to go into it Bottom line worth reading and thinking about Dennis Littrell author of The World Is Not as We Think It Is

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Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ George Friedman The Next Decade Characters × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB George Friedman ☆ 6 Free read 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 reuired 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. STRATFOR is a political think tank that gained prominence after Anonymous hacked its servers and spewed out its exceedingly boring dossiers onto the uncaring public Its director George Friedman also wrote a book called THE NEXT 100 YEARS which contained such fantastic prediction as that in the year 2060 Japanese schoolgirl ninjas and Polish Space Marines would build a giant moon laser and sunburn half of the USA One tends to wonder a bit how these scenarios get created although it s probably all clever disinformation Yeah actually maybe STRATFOR really does run the world as the tin foil crowd believes they re just feigning absurdityApparently Friedman does a little better with ten years of predictions rather than the full hundred This work comes out of the school of foreign policy that says hey we re an empire let s deal with it not all FP professionals agree The result is a outlook that relies extensively on the Westphalian model of states and alliances Niall Ferguson does a better job of noticing things like the Protestantization of Latin America and growing Christianity of China Other writers are a bit subtle in dissecting racial politics and civilizational models Friedman sees national states as inevitable and then subseuently conflict On the other hand other geopolitical thinkers find multiethnic empires the norm Who knows who cares I predict fusion power will always be 20 years away and bioengineered superflu will kill off a tenth of humanity But fine yeah it s possible humanity will settle Mars by that time VR will be so good Perky Pat will knock all our socks offIf you read this far I want to say man it wasn t that I didn t know enough It was that I knew too much

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  • The Next Decade
  • George Friedman
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  • 13 December 2019
  • 9780385532945