"Produced by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC), Global Strategic Trends (GST) is an examination of the strategic context that faces defence and the challenges and opportunities it provides for the Ministry of Defence (MOD)".Click here
"This is the 4th edition produced by DCDC as part of the Global Strategic Trends programme, and describes how the period out to 2040 will be a time of continuing transition, characterised by uncertainty, challenge and opportunity. The document gives a detailed consideration of how climate change, global inequality, population growth, resource scarcity and the shifting balance of global power will transform the strategic context and create persistent, complex, global challenges."
Updated to 17 October, 2013, the DCDC document covers much of the grounds highlighted in the National Intellignce Council (NIC) Report's "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds" dated December 2012. Click here
Both the DCDC and the NIC research documents serve as an up-todate strategic tour d'horizon of global trends, threats and opportunities in the coming decades.