How the US will keep rivals at bay
This book, a bestseller in the US last year, has now been published on this side of the Atlantic and makes a thought-provoking read. The author, George Friedman, is the founder of Stratfor, a Texas-based strategic intelligence consultancy advising many major US corporations. Although described as a conservative Republican, his views would mirror those of many foreign policy realists in both parties. He assumes that military and economic power determine the future. As he puts it, "anger does not make history, power does".