By George Friedman
A significant new ebook via New York Times bestselling writer and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The subsequent a hundred Years), with a daring thesis approximately coming occasions in Europe. This provocative paintings examines "flashpoints," exact geopolitical sizzling spots the place tensions have erupted all through historical past, and the place clash is because of emerge again.
"There is a temptation, while you are round George Friedman, to regard him like a Magic eight Ball." --The long island instances Magazine
With extraordinary accuracy, George Friedman has forecasted coming traits in worldwide politics, know-how, inhabitants, and tradition. In Flashpoints, Friedman makes a speciality of Europe--the world's cultural and tool nexus for the prior years . . . formerly. studying the main risky, unforeseen, and engaging borderlands of Europe and Russia--and the fault strains that experience existed for hundreds of years and feature been floor 0 for a number of catastrophic wars--Friedman highlights, in an unprecedentedly own approach, the flashpoints which are smoldering as soon as again.
The modern day ecu Union was once crafted largely to reduce integrated geopolitical tensions that traditionally have torn it aside. As Friedman demonstrates, with a mixture of wealthy background and cultural research, that layout is failing. Flashpoints narrates a dwelling heritage of Europe and explains, with nice readability, its so much risky areas: the turbulent and ever-shifting land dividing the West from Russia (a tremendous zone that presently contains Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania); the traditional borderland among France and Germany; and the Mediterranean, which gave upward thrust to Judaism and Christianity and have become a middle of Islamic life.
Through Friedman's seamless narrative of townspeople and rivers and villages, a transparent photo of areas and international locations and historical past starts to emerge. Flashpoints is an engrossing research of modern day Europe, its impressive previous, and the simmering fault traces that experience woke up and should be pivotal within the close to destiny. this is often George Friedman's so much well timed and, finally, riveting book.
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Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe by George Friedman