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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Australia faces a struggling Southeast Asia

Economic growth in Southeast Asia will taper off, regional integration will stagnate, and governments will move closer to…

Ben Bland

Politics across the globe: a scenario

Social and technology trends will ensure that political governance will become more chaotic and dramatic, yet this need not result in poor governance…

Ryan Young

Partial-freedom in a protectionist economy

This article is part of the Futures Forecasting series. We’ve asked experts to identify crucial trends – from a shortlist of categories – that…

Vasabjit Banerjee

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

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.