‘2020: World of War is an informed piece of strategic speculation and analysis. Its official distribution should start at Number 10 Downing Street, with the book being quickly shared within the UK’s national security apparatus, and perhaps usefully in Washington and European capitals, too.’ Mungo Melvin, The RUSI Journal
‘A timely and cogent reminder that history never ends and is about to be made’ – Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography
‘This informed and expert book examines credible scenarios of what might happen, could happen and hopefully won’t happen’ – Lord George Robertson, former NATO Secretary General
‘2020: World of War should be read by our political leaders, policy makers and horizon scanners alike’ – General Sir Richard Shirreff
‘This expert consideration of potential conflicts will be invaluable to us all – not just the policy makers and politicians who will have to deal with those issues’ – Jonathan Powell, former Chief of Staff, 10 Downing Street
‘Knowing the unknown is the first step in making sure what we fear most doesn’t happen’ – Jonathan Powell, former Chief of Staff, 10 Downing Street
With the world already struggling to contain conflicts on several continents, with security and defence expenditure under huge pressure, it’s time to think the unthinkable and explore what might happen.
As former soldiers now working in defence strategy and conflict resolution, Paul Cornish and Kingsley Donaldson are perfectly qualified to guide us through a credible and utterly convincing 20/20 vision of the year 2020, from cyber security to weapons technology, from geopolitics to undercover operations.
This book is of global importance, offering both analysis and creative solutions – essential reading both for decision-makers and everyone who simply wants to understand our future.