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Economic dysfunction will be the main driver of the international system in 2020, the most important dimension of the slowdown will be the increase in social instability.

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Economic dysfunction will be the main driver of the international system in 2020, the most important dimension of the slowdown will be the increase in social instability.

Economic dysfunction will be the main driver of the international system in 2020, the most important dimension of the slowdown will be the increase in social instability.

Economic dysfunction will be the main driver of the international system in 2020, the most important dimension of the slowdown will be the increase in social instability.

The Road to 2040

GPF's Longterm Forecast

Over the next 25 years, the United States will adopt a new strategy to maintain power at the lowest possible cost. This strategy will resemble isolationism, in that the U.S. will not be drawn into regional military conflicts in any significant capacity. The U.S. will support its allies with supplies, training and some air power, however, it will contain regional problems in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, rather than directly and forcibly engaging. This will prove to be a prudent strategy and help the U.S. sustain its global dominance.

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