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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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

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

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

Asia’s increasingly volatile role in international order

Asia will go from being a global centre of economic growth and political stability, to a centre of economic power but political instability….

Jeffrey Wilson

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

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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.