TOKYO -- We are now in an age when the world's balance of power is undergoing dramatic change. An examination of data covering five themes that symbolize recent years reveals such developments as the rise of China as a superpower and the limits of democracy. As the international community faces challenges, a new generation is gaining influence. Their ability to resolve such issues as global warming through decisive action will be tested.
The World Ahead
Data show global power shift, youth emergence and warming threat
Economic reliance on China rises, Gen Z gains clout and disaster damage surges