The Next Decade (E–pub)
Download ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä George FriedmanEss that it must use all imperial power resources it possess to prevent any potential rival rom competing its global role in both short and long terms As a Moslem Arabic i have to highlight "Two Things About This Book To Two " things about this book to two segments 1 to the Moslems and Arabs America is like any other empire it cares nothing about your own shit don t expect any moral movement rom it s side to help you to solve your own problems any single action it takes is to strengthen its global power on your expenses not else It did the same to Japan Germany and Russia in last century and it does that to Russia Germany now and will do that to Brazil and Turkey in next decades2 to the others many examples in Middle east and terrorism chapters are misleading the terrorism examples Friedman cites amplify palestinian resistance actions without citing any of uncountable israeli terror actions or at least explaining the things behind palestinian hostility actions to Israel Moreover he concluded that America chose to support Israel as a result to the arab hostility to USA which is precisely counter contrast USA took strategic decision to support Israel and that decision lead Arabs and Moslems to hostile American administrations In the inal analysis I liked this book it taught me a bunch of political things I hadn t known before and i recommend others who are interested in oreign policy and geopolitics to read it The author makes a bold and unshakable declaration America is an imperial empire and that s a The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace fact Also America could lose itself as a RepublicThe author is CEO of Stratfor which does intelligence analysisor the CIA and the multinationals So the opinions in this book count When Red Cried Wolf for somethingHe gives the big picture thataces America abroad It is simple power and balance of power He states that this country is always striving to set other countries at each other so they cannot combine against the United States Not pretty but the alternative is like believing pink horsies with wings bring babies I learned rom this book why politicians always lie to us and why they will continue to do so The reason is We cannot handle the truth wasn t that in a movie or something Politicians always have to dose the public with something it can acceptI uickly noticed what I read in this book was being mentioned in the news of the day How we are concerned about Egypt alling could be dangerous because the #IsraelEgypt combination is important to usThe book predicts that Germany and Russia try to combine #combination is important to usThe book predicts that Germany and Russia will try to combine that will interfere with that It predicts the rise of Japan the The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing fall of China and ultimately theall of Russia Russia cannot make it in the end because the rivers run the wrong way There are other areas of the world the book mentioned and that make this book a must read Song of the Forest for anyone getting baptized into real world politikAs I say this book helps me toollow along with the newsThe author does not get into a detailed discussion about how we may lose our RepublicSo I knocked a star off the rating because I am so unfair Less interesting repetitive compared to his previous books While the work already eels somewhat dated there are nonetheless lots of useful observations about the near past that can inform us abou. 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 or us all From the Hardcover edition. Of how each situation got
to be where it is and what the main considerations now are And these Ibe where it is and what the main considerations now are And these I to be concise authoritative and absolutely A Constellation of Vital Phenomena fascinatingThey re probably not without controversy even before you get to any strategic suggestionsor the uture For example Friedman states that America invaded Ira not because it thought Saddam possessed WMDs they knew this was not the case and not even or it s oil but as a show of strength to convince the other states in the region to increase their cooperation with the war on terror This seems very plausible the way he states it but I don t think I ve come across the idea before and I wouldn t be surprised if others took issue with itI Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights found myselfeeling troubled than once as I read the book and not only when the Still Life with Chickens fates of nations were being discussed purely in terms of what would be bestor the US The book also raised many uestions which understandably it did not attempt to answer 1 To what extent should the elected leader of a democratic state lie to the populace if heshe thinks it s in the nation s best interestsFriedman says It is the president s job to align with public opinion while uietly pursuing his own moral and strategic ends he must always convey a sense that the elimination of Islamist terrorism is possible all the while knowing it is not To many Americans these appear to be critical issues they must not be told that their sense of what is important doesn t matter all presidents must in all things hide their true motives and vigorously deny the truth when someone recognises what they are up to This stance is somewhat undermined in the conclusion where Friedman says the
#American people must mature We are an adolescent lot expecting solutions #people must mature We are an adolescent lot expecting solutions insoluble problems and perfection in our leaders I would love to receive recommendations Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea for books that deal with this uestionully2 To what extent are other nations and their peoples aware of their subservience to the USFriedman says Australia has no control whatever over the security of its sea lanes Australia s strategy Paradox Bound for dealing with this vulnerability has been to ally itself with the dominant naval power in the Pacific through participation in their wars 3 Finally did Friedman not expect anyone outside the US to pay attention to his bookFriedman says The US should make purposeful moves along with some that seem arbitrary Everything must be done to lead the Germans and perhaps the French to a sense that the US is unfocused in its actions To keep Indian naval development below a threshold that could threaten US interests The US should support a stronger Pakistan thus keeping India s security plannersocused on the land and not the sea Its US centricity will no doubt make it of no interest to many potential readers but I greatly appreciated The Next Decade or its clarity authority brevity and ascinating if morally uestionable dissection of strategic matters It has its issues but it s a damned interesting read This book learned me how mega trends technology demography #Resources Wars And Foreign Political Actions Are #wars and STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare foreign political actions are observed and analyzedrom American politicians perspective Although Friedman admits that America has some moral hypothesis that must maintain but he conf. We learn to live with China will be encountering its crisis We will be moving rom a time when inancial 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 Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays fascinating prognosisor the immediate Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All future Using Machiavelli’s The Prince as a model Friedmanocuses on th. This book is not uite what its cover leads the unsuspecting buyer to believe it will be The cover underplays the book s US centricity and although the whole world does come in or consideration at some point it s all Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived from a US point of view Happily I wasine with that others may not beFriedman begins by trying to make the case that the US has an empire and it s arguable whether he succeeds I must admit that being a Brit I bristled at he succeeds I must admit that being a Brit I bristled at suggestion a reaction that exposes a hitherto unrecognised and rather troubling well of pride somewhere within me at the Mexican Hooker fact that my nationalorebears dominated and exploited less well resourced nations in the not too distant past But uestionable nationalism aside I m not sure the US should be considered an empire in the same mould as the British or any other The League for the Suppression of Celery from history Friedman recognises that the US does not have anyormal control over its empire but in my opinion he doesn t give this The Thirteen-Gun Salute fact due weight However it may ultimately be a matter of semantics Friedman states that it is simply impossibleor a nation whose economy is so vast to have commercial relations without political entanglements and conseuences and that the power of the American economy and the distribution of US military Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery force binds countries to the US tightly than anyormal imperial system could hope to accomplish He then goes on to make the case that the President is the sole office that can effectively plan or control this empire before trying to get to grips with the morality of doing so And again I m not sure he succeeds with the latter task He describes an idealist realist dichotomy in US oreign policy with the idealist position being that the US must act on moral principles and the realist position being that it #must protect its national interest Friedman thinks that this is a distraction #protect its national interest Friedman thinks that this is a distraction both positions have internal contradictions and that the only genuinely realistic course lies somewhere between the two extremes But he must not like the idea of giving up on morality because having abandoned the straightforwardly moral position he then seeks to reinstate morality rom another source turning to Machiavelli The Day Fidel Died for inspiration conventional virtue is unacceptable in a president Machiavelli introduces a new definition of virtue which instead of personal goodness consists of being cunning This unpromising looking path is indeed soon revealed to be little than a revival of the realist position wrapped up in comforting justification The president s task is to protect the republicrom a world ull of people who are not virtuous in any conventional sense Italics mine What comfort here or the Pakistani civilians on the border with Afghanistan who are being indiscriminately killed by America s persistent drone strikes Doesn t the empire owe those it dominates a degree of justice if it is to be considered moralHowever once the self serving justifications are out of the way The Next Decade switches to a chapter by chapter consideration of America s most pressing oreign policy concerns and it is rom here on out that it shines Again the book did not deliver what I was expecting I thought it would be a lot of pie in the sky prediction but actually much of it consists of summaries. The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge focuses his geopoliticalorecasting 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.