A World at Risk

A World at Risk


Political Science

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Merriam Press Fiction Series First Edition 2016 Albert Einstein is alleged to have said "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." Thankfully, a catastrophic World War III has not broken out so far. However, few would disagree that the danger of it erupting has grown with the advent of the 21st century. This book of political fiction takes the reader into an imagined future by describing what might happen in the world in the next two decades. Specifically, the future is viewed via twenty-one newspaper dispatches that cover flash points and controversial issues around the globe, over the period 2020 - 2040. Author's Bio: Jochanan Stenesh is Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at Western Michigan University where he has had a distinguished career of teaching, research, and publishing scientific papers and books. He holds a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and had postdoctoral appointments at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and Purdue University. In addition to his scientific books, he has authored three other books, Milestones: A Book of Days, Rot on the Vine: The Many Dark Faces of Religion and, most recently, A World at Risk. Contents Preface To Our Readers On High Alert The New Caliphate The Growling Bear Piracy's Comeuppance The Spread of Terror The Caliphate Grows Enough is Enough The Dragon Stirs Tahrir Square Reprise A Rude Awakening The Dragon Strikes The Hermit Nation Runs Amok A Landmark Decision An Environmental Update Heeding the Call The Dragon Spews Fire An Old Controversy Aftermath of a Ban Ominous Clouds Rumblings in the Himalayas A Nation in the Throes of Death



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Fiction | Political Science

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Stenesh, J. A World at Risk. Bennington, Vermont: Merriam Press. First ed., 2016.

A World at Risk