Thomas P.M. Barnett'S


Barnett’s ability to provide critical insight into America’s pacing security threats, as affected by demographics, climate change, political polarization, and more is superb.

No one ties these threads together better than him.”

Brigadier General Mark Kalin
Land Component Commander
Massachusetts Army National Guard

Barnett has done it again.  America’s New Map is a creative and thought-provoking exploration of a world in accelerating transition – but with a clear strategic vision.

Like a graphic novel for futurists, it will make you think of things you hadn’t thought about before.”

Allison Stanger
Leng Professor of International Politics and Economics
Middlebury College

America’s New Map is an essential book for our world’s young leaders.

Barnett offers fresh and provocative course-changes for America so it might steer the 21st century toward prosperity and peace.”

Jerry Hultin
Former Under Secretary of the United States Navy

As a worldwide operator in the security space, Dr. Barnett’s concepts are highly relatable to my everyday experience.

Far more than an academic discussion, America’s New Map packs a realism and practicality that security practitioners in the field will immediately recognize and put to good use.”

scott massey
Organizational Operations Executive

America’s New Map offers a new set of tools for visualizing the challenges US policymakers face over the next several decades.

Rising above the fray of today’s culture wars, Barnett alerts us to the long-term challenges to US global leadership.”

Robert Farley
Senior Lecturer, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
University of Kentucky

There is no more important book you can read to understand how America should confront climate change amidst great-power competition.

Far from doom and gloom, Barnett’s grand strategy plots a more prosperous future for America and the world.”

mark sharpe
Hogback Ventures, Inc.

Thomas P.M. Barnett is a leading security geopolitical strategist and bestselling author, who has worked in U.S. national security circles since the end of the Cold War.

He is known for his work at the Naval War College and at the Office of Force Transformation in the Department of Defense under the direction of the late Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski (U.S. Navy, Ret.) – the father of “network-centric warfare.”

Thomas now serves as Principal Business Strategist at Throughline, Inc., where he is focused on scenario planning. His current work and thinking about the converging forces of geo-political security, climate change, technology, supply chain, and America’s ability to lead are valued by the Throughline’s clients, including the U.S. national security community, major U.S. government agencies, multinational corporations, and non-profits.

More than 500 Publications
More than 1,000 Speeches
Across all 50 U.S. States and Countries
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Throughline, Inc. is a privately held enterprise design strategy firm headquartered in Washington, DC with a global reach, a presence in 10 states, and an office in Leonardtown, MD. Since 2005, Throughline has supported more than 90 clients, including associations, federal government agencies the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, and the Department of Defense—and commercial leaders, such as Campbell Soup Company, Northrop Grumman, and World Wildlife Fund. Throughline specializes in harnessing the power of visual communications to transform established organizations into adaptive enterprises using design strategy, iterative co-creation and creative business solutions.