The 21st century has started with a number of wars and international conflicts, from 9/11 to Syria. The hope that the end of the Cold War might usher in an era of peace has given way to a more fearful assessment: the world has become more volatile again and many observers, including the Pope, warn of a new global war. Is the current violent period perhaps only the prelude to more conflicts – and more complex conflicts? This is what Andreas Rinke and I explore in the updated 2015 edition of our book “11 Looming Wars”.
“Read this book!” This is what Frank-Walter Steinmeier, then leader of Social Democrats in the German Bundestag, now Foreign Minister
The path of a Syrian family from Hungary to Germany. By Guardian-Journalists John Domokos, Mustafa Khalili, Richard Sprenger and Noah Payne-Frank. How the current dramatic events could develop is theme of scenario number 7 in the German-language book “11 drohende Kriege” – “11 looming wars”: “Europe’s NEU-Wall”. The updates and enriched paperback will be published on November, 9, 2015 by btb-Verlag.
Seen at Alexxa Modelleisenbahn Berlin
With our book “11 looming wars – future conflicts about technologies, ressources, territories and food” we wanted to reveal hidden risks for humanity and the planet. The book came out in mid 2012 with the aim to anticipate dangers and to contribute to efforts in avoiding conflicts. Our plan was to describe possible conflicts way before they really emerge. But reality has caught up with us faster than we thought. Here we offer an update, a reality-check on our 11 conflict scenarios…(in German, soon in English)
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