National Intelligence Council Shines Light On World’s Future

Have you seen the latest report from the National Intelligence Council? The NIC is a center of strategic thinking within the US Government and this council reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).  The NIC also provides the President and senior policymakers with analyses of foreign policy issues that the Intelligence Community has coordinated and studied.  The latest report is entitled, “Global Trends 2025: The National Intelligence Council’s 2025 Project” and can be found here.  The NIC reminds readers that these future global trends are just possibilities and to keep an open mind.  Here are their preliminary findings:

  • The whole international system—as constructed following WWII—will be revolutionized. Not only will new players—Brazil, Russia, India and China— have a seat at the international high table, they will bring new stakes and rules of the game.
  • The unprecedented transfer of wealth roughly from West to East now under way will continue for the foreseeable future.
  • Unprecedented economic growth, coupled with 1.5 billion more people, will put pressure on resources—particularly energy, food, and water—raising the specter of scarcities emerging as demand outstrips supply.
  • The potential for conflict will increase owing partly to political turbulence in parts of the greater Middle East. 
  • Sounds like a bright future for America!  So now I’ve stopped the building of my ark here in Florida to save me from global warming and have now taken to digging my underground bunker.  Hope the apartment management doesn’t mind the half finished boat in the parking lot and the big hole behind my apartment.  Oh what am I worried about, Obama is bringing hope.

     

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