Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

George Friedman

New York Times bestselling writer and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman offers a desirable portrait of modern day Europe, with designated specialise in major political, cultural, and geographical flashpoints the place the conflicts of the earlier are smoldering as soon as again.

For the prior years, Europe has been the nexus of worldwide tradition and gear. yet all through such a lot of that background, such a lot eu international locations have additionally been risky and unstable—some even flooring 0 for catastrophic wars. As Friedman explores the continent’s historical past sector by way of zone, he examines the centuries-long struggles for energy and territory one of the empires of Spain, Britain, Germany, and Russia that experience resulted in present-day crises: fiscal instability in Greece; breakaway states threatening the established order in Spain, Belgium, and the uk; and a emerging tide of migrants disrupting social order in lots of european international locations. Readers will achieve a brand new realizing of the present and old forces at work—and a brand new appreciation of the way priceless and fragile peace can be.

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