Strategic Trends 2012: From a Multipolar to a Polycentric World
Autor(en): Daniel Möckli
Herausgeber: Daniel Möckli
Reihenherausgeber: Andreas Wenger
In: Strategic Trends 2012: Key Developments in Global Affairs
Serie: Strategic Trends
Verlag(e): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
In Strategic Trends 2012, the authors seek to take the analysis of major global and regional developments one step further. Focusing on the five themes of a more assertive China, a strategically weakened Europe, conflict-torn Africa, the changing geopolitics of energy, and the militarization of cyber security, the chapters of this year's issue confirm that global leadership is in short supply, with political fragmentation and polarization continuing unabated. But they also bring to the fore structural interdependencies that continue to frame state behavior and interstate relations.