ONIC releases ‘Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World’ Thursday

November 21st, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Projection by the federal government’s top intelligence analysts titled ‘Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World’ which has been prepared and finally released by Office of the Director of National Intelligence, on Thursday November 20.

The report says fading American economic and military dominance and warns of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East – with the region likely to remain an ‘arc of instability’ over the next two decades.

The project also says India and China is emerging atop a multipolar international system, the emergence of Russia as a world power might be down caused by weak investment in energy sector, crime problems and corruption of the government. Muslim state like in Turkey, Indonesia and even a post-clerical Iran - could take on expanded roles in the new international order. A government in Eastern or Central Europe can be taken over by organized crime and worldwide shift to a new technology that replaces oil will be under way or accomplished by 2025.

Other projections in “Global Trends 2025” also include that the near future of the world will be riven by increased conflict over scarce food and water supplies and threatened by so-called rogue states and terrorists, widening gaps between rich and poor and an uneven impact of global warming.

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