What new kinds of conflicts are looming in the 21st century? The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has surprised many people. The fact that our times are characterized by enormous tensions and that new risks of war are emerging was the starting point for this book project for political journalist Andreas Rinke and me back in 2011. In “11 Looming Wars,” we describe what makes conflicts over territory, resources, food and technologies more likely and what they might look like. Unfortunately, some of our scenarios have since already come true in a similar form. The book offers a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening on a daily basis.