Global Trends 2025: A Transforming World
By the National Intelligence Council
From the Muslimization of Western Europe to the impact of HIV/AIDS around the planet, from the trials of the coming post-petroleum world to the tactical implications of an ice-free Arctic, the nations of Earth are facing more radical change than ever before in the first quarter of the 21st century. This important government report-from the United States National Intelligence Council, which has been producing assessments of national security issues for senior U.S. policy makers since 1979-casts a strategic eye at the near future and examines those factors and trends that will most dramatically shape it: • the rapidly globalizing economy • the growing global middle class • the challenges of aging populations • migration, urbanization, and ethnic shifts • the rising heavyweights: India and China • the geopolitics of energy, water, food and climate change • the risk of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East • terrorism • power-sharing in a multipolar world • and more. Students of political trends, forward-looking entrepreneurs, and anyone eager for a glimpse into the next decades will find this essential reading.