CIA report about the future

CIA report about the future - January 17, 2005
Every 5 years, the CIA makes a forecast of the next 15 years. The latest report is full of rather obvious predictions about China and India becoming economic and political powers. Considering the inaccurate intelligence provided by the CIA in recent years--especially in understanding trends--it will be interesting to look back in a few years and see what was missed. Below are the scant references in the report to Thailand:
(p. 15) This revival has been accompanied by a deepening solidarity among Muslims caught up in national or regional separatist struggles, such as Palestine, Chechnya, Iraq, Kashmir, Mindanao, and southern Thailand, and has emerged in response to government repression, corruption, and ineffectiveness. Informal networks of charitable foundations, madrassas, hawalas, and other mechanisms will continue to proliferate and be exploited by radical elements; alienation among unemployed youths will swell the ranks of those vulnerable to terrorist recruitment.
(p. 51) As India’s economy grows, governments in Southeast Asia—Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and other countries—may move closer to India to help build a potential geopolitical counterweight to China. At the same time, India will seek to strengthen its ties with countries in the region without excluding China.
(p. 93) This revival has been accompanied by a deepening solidarity among Muslims caught up in national or regional separatist struggles, such as Palestine, Chechnya, Iraq, Kashmir, Mindanao, or southern Thailand and has emerged in response to government repression, corruption, and ineffectiveness.
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