The World on the Verge of Troublesome Years?
The next decade, as the 1970s, is unlikely to be calm: we may expect a series of crises and imbalances. We cannot rule out geopolitical upheavals and changes, especially in the Middle East and the post-Soviet space. The crises will alternate with upturns; and despite pessimistic forecasts, the global trend of world development will not be disrupted.
Alexander Dynkin, Vladimir Pantin