Category Archives: geopolitics

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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Age of Disintegration, Age of Promise: Opportunities of the Coming Breakup

Dozens of Nations Will Not Be Able to Hold Onto What They Have The globe is crowded with unwieldy, oversized, unstable nations pretending to be something they are not. Winter is coming, and by “winter” I mean a spreading state … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Economic Collapse of Leftist – Controlled Places

The economy of Venezuela is in seemingly terminal decline with riots, shortages, and enforced slave labor imposed in an attempt to force more production out of the population. Meanwhile, the economies of Brazil and Argentina — while not comparable to … Continue reading

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Erdogan Officially Joins the “Strong Man” Club

If the world’s talking heads were in an uproar over Brexit, what can they be thinking about the ongoing purges in Turkey? Turkey is the pivot between Europe and lands east. Turkey stands astride the divide between Islam and Christianity, … Continue reading

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Emerging North American Independence

“When the United States pulls back this time, it’s going to tear down the global order with it,” he said. “The only question in my mind is, will it fall apart next year, or will it take a decade?” Source … Continue reading

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Discovering Peter Zeihan: When Heads Explode

Charles Hugh Smith Discovers Peter Zeihan Charles Hugh Smith is a blogger – author who is open-minded enough to acknowledge new ideas when they hit him on the head. Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical analyst who loads his arguments with … Continue reading

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Jumbled News Items

Human Brain Regeneration Using Adult Stem Cells The technique involves injecting stem cells through a borehole in the skull into regions of the brain that are known to control motor movements, and which have been damaged by stroke… these injected … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Utopia: Is It the Future?

For years, the top radical tourist destination, the political equivalent of the Pattaya Beach brothel, has been Chavista Venezuela. Hollywood stars, the leaders of the British Labour party and Spanish “popular resistance”, and every half-baked pseudo-left intellectual from Noam Chomsky … Continue reading

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US Isolationism in the 21st Century: Quest for Unaligned Utopia

Once, the US was a relatively isolationist destination — the shining city on a hill for opportunity seekers around the world. Built upon a wise legal foundation, it had only to deal with a number of pesky issues of human … Continue reading

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Bloody Hell! No More Pianos in Russia?

Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev Rolling in their Graves! Pianos (!) are no longer being produced in Russia, forcing those who wish to buy them to pay a sinking-rouble premium — as for most other things which must now be imported using … Continue reading

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China, Russia, Europe et al, the United States

Update: The Brussels terrorist bombings today highlight the importance of a deep understanding of geopolitics within a wise person’s personal planning apparatus. Europe has sown a crop of bloody terror within its midst, in the name of an opportunistic, photo-op … Continue reading

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Open Access Science in the West: Sign of Openness, Roots of Innovation

Open access journals — such as the Public Library of Science, the “Frontiers in” journals, journals published via Biomed Central, and many more illustrated above, highlight the openness of information of all types in the west. More Open access journals … Continue reading

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