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Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Councilís 2020 Project
National Intelligence Council - reporting to the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) ^ | 2005 | National Intelligence Council

Posted on 01/30/2005 7:04:09 PM PST by Salem

"From the Chairman of the National Intelligence Council

Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council’s 2020 Project is the third unclassified report prepared by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in recent years that takes a long-term view of the future. It offers a fresh look at how key global trends might develop over the next decade and a half to influence world events. Mindful that there are many possible "futures," our report offers a range of possibilities and potential discontinuities, as a way of opening our minds to developments we might otherwise miss.

As I used to say to my students at Princeton, linear analysis will get you a much-changed caterpillar, but it won't get you a butterfly. For that you need a leap of imagination. We hope this project, and the dialogue it stimulates, will help us make that leap—not to predict the world of 2020, which is clearly beyond our capacity—but to better prepare for the kinds of challenges that may lie ahead....

Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council’s 2020 Project


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: america; american; china; economy; foreign; future; geopolitics; globalism; hegemony; india; nic; policy; trade; un; wto
One of my clients who follows geopolitical trends a whole lot closer than most Americans was adamant I read this report. The online source is avalable in both HTML and .PDF format, and what I have read thus far is fascinating. But I will be ordering the book format from the U.S. Government Printing Office, along with a few extra copies for some friends who are in positions that the formidable challenges this nation will be facing in the next few years will be impacting directly.

Remember, an informed FReeper is an effective FReeper.  !

1 posted on 01/30/2005 7:04:09 PM PST by Salem
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'Ping!'


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2 posted on 01/30/2005 7:08:32 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Salem

mark for later perusal....


3 posted on 01/30/2005 8:44:10 PM PST by MainFrame65
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To: Salem

bttt


5 posted on 01/31/2005 2:25:28 AM PST by lainde
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If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
6 posted on 01/31/2005 5:26:46 AM PST by SJackson ( Bush is as free as a bird, He is only accountable to history and God, Ra'anan Gissin)
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One of the other list members asked me to 'Ping!' this thread again when this report was finally available in book form. I just received mine in the mail. The final cost is $39.00, and although for some this may be a little high, the mailing was almost six bucks, plus they have a CD of the document included also.

I have been browsing through it and this is a great resource for any American who wants to keep abreast of what is happening in the global community and how America, as a nation, will have to respond to it.

If you have the money to spend, it's something a writer, your Pastor, a friend in the business/corporate, law enforcement, or political community, would find helpful, as we, as a people, continue to strive to contend with maintaining our uniqueness and liberty in a global community largely hostile towards our nation's founding principles and ideas.

7 posted on 02/23/2005 11:04:55 AM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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BTTT


8 posted on 02/23/2005 6:55:18 PM PST by pharmamom (Ping me, Baby.)
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