America’s New Map : Restoring Our Global Leadership In An Era Of Climate Change And Demographic Collapse by Thomas P M Barnett
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Three seismic and unavoidable changes have placed the world at a critical crossroads. North America has the choice to either reemerge as a leader on the global stage or regress, relinquishing power and influence to competitors. The 21st century has ushered in unparalleled transformations worldwide: in climate, in the demographic composition of nations, and in the nature of loyalty in the digital era. With its global impact dwindling, America must reassess its approach to global integration if it wishes to maintain its leadership role.
In “America’s New Map: Restoring Global Leadership in an Era of Climate Change and Demographic Collapse,” acclaimed geo-strategist and bestselling author of “The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century,” Thomas P.M. Barnett, presents seven overarching themes to frame and redefine the aspirations and posture of the United States. This blueprint propels our nation towards a bold-yet-familiar trajectory. Within the pages of this book, Barnett provides an in-depth yet accessible analysis of the three shifts that have brought us to this pivotal moment.
As climate change devastates countries near the equator, global dynamics are shifting from an East-West focus to a North-South orientation, marking the most significant geopolitical transformation our world has ever experienced. The Western Hemisphere is far better positioned than the East to exploit this radical reorientation. Additionally, the worldwide trend of aging demographics favors nations with slower rates of aging, which includes the US. However, rapidly aging countries like China face challenges, incentivizing countries to integrate younger, faster-growing populations into their societies as a means to delay the aging process. The collision of these two monumental forces intertwines with a third factor: the escalating consumption of an expanding, now majority global middle class, most of whom reside along the increasingly volatile North-South divide.
Taking into account each aspect of these unparalleled circumstances, “America’s New Map” charts a course towards a stronger and more prosperous United States. By mid-century, we will all inhabit someone’s world, and this book empowers Americans to ensure that it is a world we can identify as our own.
America’s New Map: Restoring Our Global Leadership
In his new book, “America’s New Map: Restoring Our Global Leadership in an Era of Climate Change and Demographic Collapse,” author Thomas P.M. Barnett discusses the challenges and opportunities of globalization, climate change, and demographic shifts. He argues for a new approach to global integration and suggests that the United States should focus on north-south integration, particularly in the Western Hemisphere.
Barnett emphasizes the need for a positive narrative that appeals to younger generations, such as Millennials and Gen Z, who will be navigating the complexities of the global landscape in the coming decades. He encourages them to be politically engaged, think creatively about solutions, and challenge the outdated ideologies of the past. Throughout the book, he calls for a reimagining of America’s role in the world, one that is focused on cooperation, integration, and the expansion of the American Union.
Barnett also draws lessons from the European project, highlighting the benefits of regional integration and collaboration, while acknowledging the challenges and controversies that have arisen along the way. He argues that by embracing north-south integration, America can foster growth, address climate change, and navigate the demographic changes in a positive and inclusive manner.
Barnett’s book offers a new perspective on America’s role in the world, emphasizing the importance of engagement, integration, and cooperation. It provides a roadmap for a more sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous future, particularly for younger generations who will shape the world in the years to come.