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George Friedman on World War III | 40th Anniversary | Smithsonian

George Friedman on World War III | 40th Anniversary | Smithsonian

George Friedman holds a doctorate in government from Cornell University and is the founder and chief executive of Stratfor, a geopolitical consulting firm in Austin, Texas. His most recent book is The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century. He spoke with Terence Monmaney.

Commentators have declared the end of American dominance. You disagree. Why?
The 20th century wasn’t the American century. In the first half of the century, the United States was a peripheral player—marginal to what was happening. From 1945 to 1991, the United States was caught in a terrific conflict with the Soviet Union.

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