Thursday, November 20, 2008

Global Forecast by U.S. Intelligence Sees Qaeda Falter

It said the global shift from West to East in wealth and economic power “is without precedent in modern history.” Of a projected increase in world population of 1.2 billion by 2025, only 3 percent will take place in Western countries, the report said.

“We’re projecting a multipolar world,” C. Thomas Fingar, chairman of the National Intelligence Council and the government’s top intelligence analyst, said at a briefing on the report on Thursday. “The unipolar moment is over, or certainly will be over by 2025.”

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