Joshua Cooper Ramo is Managing Director and a partner at Kissinger Associates, one of the world's leading strategic advisory firms. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates, he was Assistant Managing Editor of Time and worked in the advisory and banking business in China.

The arrival of swine flu at Obama's 100-day mark signals the challenges that will define his presidency. From financial panic to Islamic fundamentalism, a new wave of dangers is sweeping the planet. Joshua Cooper Ramo, author of The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It, reports.

What do Hezbollah and Google have in common? In an excerpt from The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo argues both organizations draw the best minds of a generation.