Category Archives: geopolitics

The Rise of India; Fall of China and Russia

India is entering a high growth period which China is leaving forever. Russia is squandering its future possibilities on a wasteful and ultimately humiliating war in Ukraine. India’s growth in wealth and power is likely to have a seriously adverse … Continue reading

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Two Devastating New Videos: One from Peter Zeihan and Another from Jordan Peterson

We are becoming accustomed to hearing doom and gloom from Peter Zeihan. The problem is that the message is getting worse as time goes by. Zeihan is the long range herald for the darker future, but others are slowly catching … Continue reading

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Is China Ready for Its Own “Ukraine?”

China’s Taiwan Problem Just by its existence, a prosperous and technologically advanced Taiwan acts as a constraint on China’s potential domination of the Pacific region. The US alliance with Taiwan is an irritating thorn in China’s side. China is warning … Continue reading

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Peter Zeihan Book on New York Times Bestseller List

Peter Zeihan’s new book, The End of the World is Just the Beginning, has hit the NYT Bestseller List. I have read much of the book and skimmed most of the rest. The graphics are informative and the factual content … Continue reading

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A 90 Minute Ultra-Depressing Look at the Future

Some people think that totalitarian dictatorships are the only workable approach to governing in the complex unpredictable world of the future. They look into the future and see an Orwellian “1984” network of dictatorships spanning the globe. In the 90 … Continue reading

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India Economic Enclave Grills Peter Zeihan

This is Peter Zeihan’s third consecutive annual appearance at the India Economic Enclave. They keep inviting him back because his predictions keep coming true. One of Peter Zeihan’s recent predictions which is now coming true, is his prediction that Russia … Continue reading

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Peter Zeihan: Global Famine, Depression, War Coming

Peter Zeihan predicted Putin’s invasion of Ukraine when most analysts thought the little dictator was bluffing. Now he is predicting the aftermath. Read his books, and you can see why Zeihan and his readers may be the only ones who … Continue reading

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Hit Them Hard, Hit Them Fast, Then Get Out!!!

The advice in the title of this post is exactly the message sent to President Bush almost 20 years ago, from the writers who would later found this blog. We suggested that if he was considering an invasion of Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Slavery Is Not a Crime, In Half the World’s Countries

For almost the entire history of the human world, slavery has been a staple industry. And apparently, in half the world it still is. India has the highest number of slaves in the world at 18.4 million slaves. This number … Continue reading

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Pandemic Re-Triggers the Perpetual Decline of the US

Resurrecting the Idea of the Perpetual Decline of the US? For much of the world, the decline of the United States was desired to clear the way for their own emergence. In other cases, it was schadenfreude. In yet other … Continue reading

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The Iranian Breakdown and Abeyance of Apocalypse

Note to readers: Al Fin is neither a religious observer nor a religious believer. But any discussion of events in the middle east will impinge on issues of religion. Protests continue in Iran against the corrupt, incompetent Islamic regime. Revolutionary … Continue reading

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Iranians Blame Ugly Ayatollah; Death to the Revolution!

Iran’s ruling regime finally admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian airliner, and the Iranian people are not happy. Last night young Iranians poured into the streets — first to mourn the dead from the loss of the airliner, then to … Continue reading

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Obama Loses a Friend; Trump Unapologetic

… early Friday, a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper — operating under President Donald Trump’s orders — fired missiles into a convoy carrying Soleimani as it was leaving Baghdad’s international airport. __ Source Former US President Obama in 2015 sent $1.7 billion … Continue reading

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A Sugar Miracle and Other Stories

Imagine being able to eat all the ice cream and cookies you wanted without having to worry about your blood sugar or dental decay! The problem is not with sugar per se, but with the type of sugar being used. … Continue reading

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China, Iran, Russia, and Friends

A motley collection if ever there was, this crew of mal-archies is living on borrowed time. Invest in these countries at your own risk. China: China has a set of weak spots. First, they’ve got a very rapidly aging population. … Continue reading

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Iran Proxy Bombs Saudi Oil Facilities: Start of Peter Zeihan’s Oil War?

Update 17Sep2019: Latest reports suggest that Iran launched more than 20 drones and cruise missiles from southern Iran in the attack on Saudi Arabia. Coordinated drone strikes on the heart of the Saudi oil industry forced the kingdom to shut … Continue reading

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Three Wars for Tomorrow Morning’s News

Speaking at a 2019 Land Investment Expo last month, geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan predicted a “hot war” along Russia’s western borders, another “hot war” between Saudi-led Sunnis against Iranian-led Shia, and a war for Taiwan and China Sea maritime rights … Continue reading

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Nations Ranked per capita GDP 2019

GDP is not the best measure of a nation’s wealth, since the nation that deliberately demolishes a building for no good reason then rebuilds it, will be assigned more points toward its GDP than a nation that simply builds a … Continue reading

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Japan Suddenly Becomes a Major Military Power Again

Japan Has Blue Water Position on China China has been creating artificial island fortresses in the South China Sea, but despite those advance bases, the dragon remains confined by the Japanese Islands, Taiwan, in part by South Korea, and the … Continue reading

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Is China’s Goose Cooked? And Other Bedtime Stories

Economically, China needs a powerful recession to get rid of businesses being kept alive by loans. Politically, China can’t afford the cost of unemployment. The re-emergence of a dictatorship in China under President Xi Jinping should be understood in this … Continue reading

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War is Coming to Sweden Thanks to Swedish Government

… to accept there is a problem would mean accepting nearly 80 years of liberal thinking was wrong. … Multiculturalism doesn’t work …mass immigration does not lead to integration… Sweden has made a big mistake. Read more: Source Because Sweden … Continue reading

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A World Ripe for Disruption

The global economy has been in a state of rapid ferment for several decades. Although the US has operated the world’s largest national economy for the past 127 years, some of the world’s other former economic giants are beginning to … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass: The Black Swan Called Trump

No One Believed Peter Zeihan Until Now In the 2014 book “The Accidental Superpower,” Zeihan predicted the withdrawal of the US from a wide range of longstanding international agreements, leading to a weakening of the present world order. With the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two National Economies: Central vs. Distributed

Russia’s Economy Is Focused on the Core According to the latest available data from the Federal State Statistical Service, the Central Federal District accounts for 35 percent of the entire Russian economy. Located in this district, Moscow alone accounts for … Continue reading

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Destroying These Threats Before They Destroy the Human Future

The Three Faces of Challenge Three powerful forces seek to dominate — or conquer — today’s world. Each of the three should be considered deadly enemies to an abundant and expansive human future. The tactics and strategies used to meet … Continue reading

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