For decades scholars have maintained that fewer people will make the world safer. Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics (Potomac Books), co-edited by Susan Yoshihara and Douglas Sylva, finds just the opposite. Demographic decline will make the world a much riskier, more unstable place to live in the next few decades. The distinguished contributors to this new provocative book refute the conventional wisdom by showing how fertility decline in Europe, Japan, Russia, and China, along with population divergences in India, will likely increase transatlantic tensions and destabilize Asian security. Meanwhile, the United States faces tough choices if it is to harness its demographic advantage.
Come join a panel of experts, including contributors to this collection, as they review their findings and discuss the interactions between population decline, international security, and great power politics.