The Next Decade

Empire and Republic in a Changing World

Author: George Friedman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307476391

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 8754


Makes predictions about the imminent challenges that will test America and the world of the near future, forecasting such events as an economic crisis in China and a transition from financial problems to labor shortages.

Challenges and Opportunities in Exponential Times

Author: Z.S. Andrew Demirdjian Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493147412

Category: Science

Page: 470

View: 3482


The already breathtaking pace of change experienced in the second decade of the 21st century is likely to continue and perhaps even accelerate in the years ahead. In his new book, Challenges and Opportunities in Exponential Times, Dr. Demirdjian confronts the issue of pervasive change head on. The author identifies important global, technological, social, and environmental dimensions of change and discusses them in a succinct but compelling manner. This book should be of value to today’s students, executives and all those who have keen interest in science and technology. The future ideas and innovations presented here are cerebrally stimulating. These readers will receive the full force of change and yet will also have the greatest stake in the future.

The 21st Century

Geopolitics, Democracy and Peace

Author: Balmiki Prasad Singh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351690736

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 8440


This book examines a wide range of issues that are expected to play a dominant role in shaping the 21st century. Delineating key concerns in geopolitics, democracy and peace, it studies the functions and influences of educational institutions, progressive religious and social groups, communities, international institutions such as the United Nations, and forums promoting inter-faith dialogue. The author underscores how the century may be forged by a pluralist ethos: multiple and diverse nation states, centres of power, faiths, cultures, economies, and languages. He stresses the need to nurture moral strength and enlightened leadership for a life of compassion, peace and holistic development. Lucid and engaging, this book will interest scholars and researchers of political studies, international relations, public policy, governance and development studies.

Cyber Blackout

When the Lights Go Out -- Nation at Risk

Author: John A. Adams, Jr.

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460259815

Category: Computers

Page: 248

View: 6693


With over 140 countries fielding nation-state and rouge malious cyber hacking capabilities, it is critical that we are aware of threats and vulnerabilities. Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency warned Congress regarding cyber attacks, “It’s only a matter of the ‘when,’ not the ‘if,’ that we are going to see something dramatic.” Cyber Blackout is a warning. It is a chronicle of the cyber threats of which we find ourselves at risk every day. Our power supply is vulnerable. Our food supply. Even the basics of communication. Every facet of our national security is vulnerable to cyber threats, and we are not prepared to defend them all. Cyber Blackout explains how these threats have been building since the Cold War, how they affect us now, and how they are changing the concepts of war and peace as we know them. It is essential knowledge for anyone wishing to understand safety and security in the age of the fifth domain.

Life Expectancy

It's Never Too Late to Change Your Game

Author: William Keiper

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0984989315

Category: Self-Help

Page: 261

View: 6130


The American economic game and the associated stakes have substantially changed over the past couple of years. With seventy-five million children of the baby boom years moving through and past the age of sixty-five, many find themselves in a very precarious situation at just the “wrong” time in their lives. If they don't wake up to the new reality and do it soon, at some point in the not too distant future Boomers could be brutally blindsided by learning how insecure their future really is. Those who can grasp the significance of the shift that has occurred—and who can take purposeful and timely actions in response to it—will get the best of the available options. Life Expectancy delivers the truth for those in the boomer generation who assumed they could be passive non-participants in life for their last twenty or so years. This book makes the first strong argument that there is a whole new game for the boomer generation to play, and it's the opposite of fading away. Throughout Life Expectancy, the author offers key principles that can drive purposeful change including using your own mortality as a way of accessing your latent personal power. This book is for those who have decided that the continuation of the status quo can’t or won’t be tolerated. If now is the time to become your own powerful agent of change in your own service, this is the book for you. Even if everything is going well for you at the moment, if you haven’t changed your approach in a while that is a good reason to do it. It is never too late to be more proactive in the creation that is the rest of your life. This book provides a clear blueprint for doing just that. It is truthful, motivating and game-changing. Life Expectancy is itself a game-changer.

Augustan Rome 44 BC to AD 14

Author: J. S Richardson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655336

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5099


Centring on the reign of the emperor Augustus, volume four is pivotal to the series, tracing of the changing shape of the entity that was ancient Rome through its political, cultural and economic history.

Perils of Empire

The Roman Republic and the American Republic

Author: Monte Pearson

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875866131

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 3923


" In Perils of Empire: The Roman Republic and the American Republic, the author traces how the Roman Republic gained an empire and lost its freedoms, and he ponders the expansionist foreign policy that has characterized the American Republic since Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill. This well-researched study of both long-term trends and current events highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands of ruling an empire and protecting democratic political institutions and political freedoms."--Publisher's website.

A History of Ukraine

The Land and Its Peoples, Second Edition

Author: Paul Robert Magocsi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442698799

Category: History

Page: 896

View: 774


First published in 1996, A History of Ukraine quickly became the authoritative account of the evolution of Europe's second largest country. In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Paul Robert Magocsi examines recent developments in the country's history and uses new scholarship in order to expand our conception of the Ukrainian historical narrative. New chapters deal with the Crimean Khanate in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and new research on the pre-historic Trypillians, the Italians of the Crimea and the Black Death, the Karaites, Ottoman and Crimean slavery, Soviet-era ethnic cleansing, and the Orange Revolution is incorporated. Magocsi has also thoroughly updated the many maps that appear throughout. Maintaining his depiction of the multicultural reality of past and present Ukraine, Magocsi has added new information on Ukraine's peoples and discusses Ukraine's diasporas. Comprehensive, innovative, and geared towards teaching, the second edition of A History of Ukraine is ideal for both teachers and students.

The World in Arms

Timeframe AD 1900-1925

Author: Time-Life Books

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780809464708

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 9613


Discusses the revolutions of history.