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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Why reducing global vulnerability is paramount

Without a shift from current trends that focus vulnerability on segments of society, the impact of conflating natural hazards will overwhelm the…

Mark Crosweller

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

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 problem of hedonic adaption

The problem of hedonic adaption must be confronted, because not doing so will see democracy at risk of being replaced by technocracy in…

Tom Nichols

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.