The Resource Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe, George Friedman

Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe, George Friedman

Label
Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe
Title
Flashpoints
Title remainder
the emerging crisis in Europe
Statement of responsibility
George Friedman
Title variation
Flash points
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade) with a bold thesis about coming conflict in the world, this provocative work examines the geopolitical flashpoints--particularly in Europe--in which imminent future conflicts are brewing. George Friedman has forecasted the coming trends (politics, technology, population, and culture) of the next century in The Next 100 Years, and focused his predictions on the coming ten years in The Next Decade. Now, in Flashpoints, Friedman zooms in on the region that has, for five hundred years, been the cultural hotbed of the world--Europe--and examines the most basic and fascinating building block of the region: culture. Analyzing the fault lines that have existed for centuries--and which have led to two world wars and dozens more conflicts--Friedman walks us through the 'flashpoints' that are still smoldering beneath the surface and are on course to erupt again. In Flashpoints, George Friedman begins with a fascinating history of the events leading up to the horrific wars that nearly tore apart Western civilization--killing over 100 million people on the 'civilized' European continent. Modern-day Europe, and the formation of the European Union, were designed to minimize the built-in geopolitical tensions that led to catastrophic war, but as Friedman shows with a mix of history and cultural analysis, those plans have failed. 'Flashpoints' are now simmering as dangerously as in the early twentieth century. Zeroing in on half a dozen locations, borderlands, and cultural dynamics, George Friedman does what few historians can--he explains precisely how certain trends are unstoppable, and what the future holds, both in terms of conflict and also opportunity. Flashpoints also explains in riveting detail how events in Europe will affect the rest of the world--from the United States to Russia, from China to Latin America. Continuing in his bestselling tradition, he reveals a geopolitical landscape that is at once a scintillating history lesson and a forecast for the coming years"--
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DLC
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Friedman, George
Dewey number
940.56/12
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D2024
LC item number
.F75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Geopolitics
  • Politics and culture
  • Culture conflict
  • Social prediction
  • Europe
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
Label
Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe, George Friedman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
European exceptionalism. A European life ; Europe's assault on the world ; The fragmentation of the European mind -- Thirty-one years. Slaughter ; Exhaustion ; The American origins of European integration ; Crisis and division -- Flashpoints. The wars of Maastricht ; The German question once more ; Mainland and peninsula ; Russia and its borderlands ; France, Germany, and their ancient borderlands ; Mediterranean Europe between Islam and Germany ; Turkey on the edge ; Britain
Control code
ocn894777581
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780385536332
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014031709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o894777581
  • (OCoLC)894777581
Label
Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe, George Friedman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
European exceptionalism. A European life ; Europe's assault on the world ; The fragmentation of the European mind -- Thirty-one years. Slaughter ; Exhaustion ; The American origins of European integration ; Crisis and division -- Flashpoints. The wars of Maastricht ; The German question once more ; Mainland and peninsula ; Russia and its borderlands ; France, Germany, and their ancient borderlands ; Mediterranean Europe between Islam and Germany ; Turkey on the edge ; Britain
Control code
ocn894777581
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780385536332
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014031709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o894777581
  • (OCoLC)894777581

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