Hungarian born geopolitical forecaster George Friedman sees the old fault lines in Europe re-emerging.
He believes modern efforts to overcome Europe's geopolitical tensions in the formation of the European Union have largely failed.
In his latest book Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe he examines the likeliest locations for future trouble and gauges what the consequences could be.
He talks to Kathryn Ryan about why he thinks the peace in Europe of the last decades has been an aberration.
George Friedman is the best selling author of The Next 100 Years, and The Next Decade and he lives in Austin, Texas.