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A new Global Trends report(pdf) is out. A snippet:

Terrorism is unlikely to disappear by 2025, but its appeal could lessen if economic growth continues in the Middle East and youth unemployment is reduced. For those terrorists that are active the diffusion of technologies will put dangerous capabilities within their reach.

Opportunities for mass-casualty terrorist attacks using chemical, biological, or less likely, nuclear weapons will increase as technology diffuses and nuclear power (and possibly weapons) programs expand. The practical and psychological consequences of such attacks will intensify in an increasingly globalized world.

Sounds lovely. Here's the WaPo's summary of the report. Thomas P.M. Barnett isn't impressed.

(Hat tip: Eric Posner)

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