GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

The Global Future and Its Policy Implications: Views from Leading Thinkers on Five Continents


This article discusses perspectives of leading thinkers from around the world on the impact of key global trends on their respective countries and regions. The series of strategic dialogues around the world, which the Atlantic Council organized between 2006 and 2008, revealed a set of widely shared global challenges – involving the global trading and financial system, climate change, energy security, resource constraints, and others – that take on distinctive regional characteristics without providing an overarching global rationale for action. The old order is fraying, but a new one has yet to be defined.