GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Global Strategic Trends: The Future Starts Today


Drawing on analysis from across other government departments, other nations’ governments, business and academia, this sixth edition of Global Strategic Trends focuses on supporting those who are formulating defense policy, strategy, and capability development, making it more relevant and usable.  To better explore the range of uncertainty that exists, the illustrative “future worlds” give an insight into alternative, plausible futures and discontinuities.  The “impact and uncertainty” analysis helps to quantify how confident we can be in our understanding of the key drivers.  Without offering solutions, this work identifies the issues that need to be addressed and so helps us judge where – and perhaps when – we must invest our efforts.  We command it to you.