Why have there been so many violent conflicts in 2014? Aftermath offers an insider s view of how each conflict started, what it means, and the common thread driving increased warfare around the world. By giving voice to the experiences of a new generation of veterans, Aftermath provides a novel framework for managing global affairs. Aftermath addresses the recent conflicts which have dominated the world stage: civil war in Ukraine, ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Boko Haram in Nigeria, drug wars in Mexico, violence in west Africa following an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola, global mass demonstrations and protests, troubling incidents with nuclear weapons, and war between Israel and HAMAS have dominated headlines. While our leaders seem unable to explain or to stop violent conflicts from spreading, Aftermath provides fresh insights and solutions. The old frameworks of understanding global affairs are no longer adequate to manage international relations in the 21st century. Aftermath will shape the next generation of thinking on global affairs for elected officials, military planners, multi-national businesses, and students of current events.