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Flashpoints - The Emerging Crisis in Europe

George Friedman

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A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years), with a bold thesis about coming events in Europe. This provocative work examines "flashpoints," unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout history, and where conflict is due to emerge again. "There is a temptation, when you are around George Friedman, to treat him like a Magic 8 Ball." -The New York Times Magazine With remarkable accuracy, George Friedman has forecasted coming trends in global politics, technology, population, and culture. In Flashpoints, Friedman focuses on Europe-the world's cultural and power nexus for the past five hundred years . . . until now. Analyzing the most unstable, unexpected, and fascinating borderlands of Europe and Russia-and the fault lines that have existed for centuries and have been ground zero for multiple catastrophic wars-Friedman highlights, in an unprecedentedly personal way, the flashpoints that are smoldering once again. The modern-day European Union was crafted in large part to minimize built-in geopolitical tensions that historically have torn it apart. As Friedman demonstrates, with a mix of rich history and cultural analysis, that design is failing. Flashpoints narrates a living history of Europe and explains, with great clarity, its most volatile regions: the turbulent and ever-shifting land dividing the West from Russia (a vast area that currently includes Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania); the ancient borderland between France and Germany; and the Mediterranean, which gave rise to Judaism and Christianity and became a center of Islamic life. Through Friedman's seamless narrative of townspeople and rivers and villages, a clear picture of regions and countries and history begins to emerge. Flashpoints is an engrossing analysis of modern-day Europe, its remarkable past, and the simmering fault lines that have awakened and will be pivotal in the near future. This is George Friedman's most timely and, ultimately, riveting

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bruce Turk

Length:

11h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:05


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:35


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:08


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:03


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:15


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:35