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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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

Liberia: the canary in the social media coal mine?

To understand how the toxic information ecosystems of the future will inflame political divides and undermine democracy, Prue Clarke looks to how a…

Prue Clarke

The laundering of crazy and the future of democracy

Reduction in professional journalism in the digital age allows alternative truths and paranoid theories to take hold. What this means for the future…

Elise Thomas

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

Interconnectivity and crisis contagion

Politics will be inward looking and authoritarian, but the global economy will remain deeply interconnected with crises likely to cascade…

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

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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.