Global Trends for the 21st Century [Full color]
Paperback, 130 Full Colored Pages
8.27 x 11 inch
The US produces the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which is a quadrennial review by the 16 US intelligence agencies on the medium to long-term trends that will impact the US. This report produced every four years since 1950 assesses the major political, security and defence trends the US will need to contend with and develop polices for. The US doesn’t just live in the present, but is constantly assessing and analysing the emerging trends and then re-assessing after regular intervals in order to update its assessment of global trends. For the US assessing long-term trends is considered a prudent exercise as it looks to protect its global position.
The Muslim ummah globally does not set trends and when it does it is usually not the right ones. Today the Muslims are divided into over 50 states and none engages in global politics and neither does any of them set the global agenda and thus affect global politics.
If the ummah lived under the Khilafah assessing global trends would have practical ramifications as our assessment of the trends would lead to the Khilafah to take a position on global issues and act internationally based on this. But without the Khilafah, this exercise is not fruitless. We cannot start this exercise on the day the Khilafah is established, that would be very short sighted. But the plots and plans against the Ummah and Islam all take place in a global context, the ferocity and success of these plots will be affected by the emerging trends.
Not comprehending global trends led to disaster in the past. This is why a report analysing the key global trends for remainder of the 21st century is a necessity for Muslims engaged in the work to bring about change. It is a necessity for the ummah as a whole in order to realise its position in the world
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