Today, September 22, the Atlantic Council released a report on major global risks leading up to 2035. The world of 2035 will be fraught with risks both international and internal, as the breakdown of the post-Cold War security order is accompanied by the internal fraying in the political, social, and economic fabric of practically all states. The report is authored by Dr. Mathew J. Burrows, director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative and formerly the principal drafter of the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends series, including the highly influential Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds.
Given these trends, Dr. Burrows writes that, “in the best case, the world is looking at multipolarity with limited multilateralism…in the worst case, the multipolarity would evolve into another bipolarity—with China, Russia, and their partners pitted against the United States, Europe, Japan, and other allies. In that scenario, conflict would be almost inevitable.”
WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic Council has appointed former Peruvian Ambassador and Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla as Senior Fellow for the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. In this capacity, Ambassador Castilla will work on a host of issues, including Peru, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, China-Latin America relations, regional and international trade, the implications of peace in Colombia, and security throughout the hemisphere.
As a fellow, Mr. Pothier will contribute to the Scowcroft Center’s work on transatlantic security in an age of global turbulence and challenges. Among other things, Mr. Pothier will focus on the future of NATO in light of the new security environment in Europe, the EU-NATO relationship, NATO’s partnerships, and European defense capabilities. He brings both practical experience and creative ideas that will advance the Center’s goals of galvanizing the transatlantic community for global challenges and generating policy-relevant ideas for policy makers and national security leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.