This is a fascinating book for anyone who is interested in foreign policy and international affairs.
It's not only for policymakers but also for curious people who care about the present world that face so many questions about Iran's nuclear ambitions, the Middle East crisis, the Islamic terrorism, the U.S. foreign policy and a few others conflicts.
It's a new way that allows us to reconsider the flow of information throughout the newspapers, the news, etc; and to be vigilant.
The author - Ian Bremmer, one of the most brilliant global political risk experts - offers up an interesting tour of the historical, economic, social and political situation of different countries.
Using a simple J curve design to demonstrate a relevant tool for understanding the place these different countries take in the world; and how those affect the "stability" and "openness" of each country.
You can remark that the relationship between openness and stability is not something constant.
States can travel both forward (right) and backwards (left) along this J curve; thereby stability and openness are never secure.
But the good news is that you also can travel in either country along the J curve.
This argument well informed us about all these complexities.
After all, is there any place in the world which is really stable?
It's worth reading this book; it'll really change your view on how the world works.