Futures Methods

Decision-makers have invested their attention in thinking about the present, not the future, for too long.

Understanding and anticipating plausible future is critical to making good decisions today and formulating policy ideas to prepare for them.

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The coming era of big government

We are entering an era of ‘big government’ — governments around the world will have more power and control over markets and…

Yun Jiang

The splintering of digital democracy

As younger generations enter the digital world, they are gravitating less to the “traditional” platforms — such as Facebook — and…

James Mortensen

Citizen decision-making in a contested information environment

Until people can tangibly understand and conceptualise how influences on their decision-making at a micro level occurs, their ability to comprehend…

Nicole Matejic

Technological determinism

Do we determine the influence of technology in society or does technology shape us in ways that we don’t anticipate? With technology — and…

Lesley Seebeck

Instability in the Middle East

Whilst the regions authoritarian leaders are likely to use COVID-19 as cover for increased control, environmental impacts are likely to cause greater…

Raihan Ismail

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The National Security College Futures Hub brings together diverse groups of policy and subject matter experts to translate the future into present day policy making.