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Interesting and Worth Reading
on November 1, 2014
Whatever people think about the CIA, the NSA, the DIA, etc., I think most everyone agrees that these agencies are populated with a lot of smart people. Every few years, the NIC (I think that TLA stands for "National Intelligence Council") publishes a non-classified document that gives a view of the state of the world. The document looks at trends & possible scenarios for both the "developed countries" and the "developing countries." It breaks the analysis down more finely than that and does some possible situations for Brazil, Colombia, Russia, India, and many others (as opposed to talking only in general terms about large groupings of countries).
Most notably, the document tries very hard to avoid politicizing the various issues and challenges we face. That, by itself, is pretty refreshing these days. Anyway, I found it interesting and worth reading. And since it's published by a government agency, the price is very reasonable!