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2. Imagining 2035 with science fiction authors August Cole and Madeline Ashby

This is the second episode in a three-part series on the Atlantic Council’s landmark report, Global Risks 2035: Search for a New Normal, by Mathew Burrows, director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative. In this episode, Alex Ward, associate director at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, speaks with August Cole, the co-author of Ghost Fleet, and Madeline Ashby, the author of vN, two science fiction writers who help us think completely differently about the many possibilities the future holds.

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Global Risks 2035: Search for a New Normal

In the four years since the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 was published, the biggest change in the world is the increased risk of major conflict. In 2012, a large-scale US/NATO conflict with Russia or China was close to unthinkable. Now, the post-Cold War security order has broken down, and the consequences are immense, potentially threatening globalization itself.

In Global Risks 2035: Search for a New Normal, Mathew Burrows, director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative and author of Global Trends 2030, analyzes geopolitical and technological trends to present five alternative futures based on how well global actors may respond, react, and adapt to growing uncertainty and change. A panel, consisting of report author Mathew Burrows, Millennium Leadership Fellow Samantha Vinograd, Former US Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina Earl Anthony Wayne, and Director of Communications for 1776 Erin McPike, discussed the highlights of Burrows’ report and then responded to questions from the audience on September 22, 2016. The original report can be found here.