We live in an era of globalization that is driven by a revolution in communication, computing, and knowledge management. It is benefiting mankind massively. Yet it has also its dark side: Our cyber integrity is under attack; the financial markets may be less stable than we would wish; global warming and pollution reach dangerous levels; demography, conflict, climate change and a lack of economic perspectives combine to create massive migratory pressure. Winkler analyses where we stand and what must be done to cope with the challenges that threaten our future and undermine political stability.
Theodor Winkler is one of the architects of Switzerland's security policy. He is the intellectual father of the Geneva Centres and the "Maison de la Paix".