The INSS has identified "eight global trends driving tomorrow's complex security environment. These trends represent challenges and in some cases opportunities for America's civilian policymakers and military leaders. These trends amount to a paradigm shift and policymakers may increasingly find themselves operating in terra incognita. To shed light on this emerging global environment, the Institute for National Strategic Studies has produced a seminal volume, Global Strategic Assessment, which details these driving trends, assesses them in regional context, and finally, offers a number of pathways for American policymakers to deal with them."
National Defense University: http://www.ndu.edu/
Cronin, Patrick M. (Ed.), Global Strategic Assessment 2009: America's Security Role in a Changing World