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The International System in the Twenty-First Century


  • A.J.R. Groom


A speculative analysis of disturbing trends evident now, which will require attention from decision-makers in twenty-five years time, identifies a number of problems with structural implications. Assets for broaching these problems are analyzed leading to an assessment of the requirements for global leadership. A comparison between the situation in 2010 and 2035 demonstrates the necessity for and likelihood of change. Options range from global suicide to a consortium of rising and declining great powers. The outcome will need to reflect forces rising bottom–up in global society. Examples of the strengths and weaknesses of India’s contribution are given.

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  • A.J.R. Groom, 2010. "The International System in the Twenty-First Century," International Studies, , vol. 47(2-4), pages 113-128, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:intstu:v:47:y:2010:i:2-4:p:113-128

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