Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them.
By Omar El Akkad
It’s 2074, and the United States is on the brink of the Second American Civil War.
Four Southern states – Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina – have rejected the Sustainable Future Act that prohibits the use of fossil fuels in the U.S. after decades of disastrous climate change effects. Florida and several other regions along the U.S. coast are completely underwater. Tensions between the Blue (the Northern states) and the Red (the Southern states) are rising, sparking protests, violence and calls for secession. In 2073, President Daniel Ki, who backed the fossil fuel ban, was assassinated in Mississippi by a suicide bomber from the Red. A year later, dozens of Southern protesters in South Carolina are killed by federal troops