Global governance may be "all that saves us as a species," says one of the world's top foreign policy experts.
I met the man who has counseled presidents and other leaders recently in Europe. His comments were for non-attribution, so I cannot name him. Usually foreign policy experts, like the diplomats who look to them for guidance, speak obliquely and cautiously. As a White House aide many years ago and a congressional staffer later, I have attended numerous briefings by the international relations wonks. I cannot remember any speaking as bluntly as the man I met in Europe.
Though not identified as a Bible believer, his take on the contemporary world is similar –at one point at least – to many who view global issues through scriptural lens. The world, he says, is in a "constant state of deterioration."