Category Archives: Peter Zeihan

Will Canada Disintegrate? Peter Zeihan Weighs In

In the video above, Peter Zeihan is interviewed by a Vancouver-based investor who is especially curious about the future of Canada. Peter takes 15 minutes to lay the demographic groundwork for his free-ranging geopolitical discussion — which just happens to … Continue reading

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Peter Zeihan on Joe Rogan; Brian Wang Responds

The business world’s turn away from China is gathering momentum. Even Apple is now preparing to shift its manufacturing away from China, bringing with it the firm’s enormous productive and engineering power. The ‘China Dream’ is rapidly fading as the … Continue reading

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Peter Zeihan: 1 Hr. to Map the Collapse of Globalization

Brought to you by the Commonwealth Club of California: Peter Zeihan’s video interviews over the past 8 months have taken on a darker tone. His talks and interviews have always begun with a discussion of America’s retreat from the Bretton … Continue reading

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Peter Zeihan in Canada: A Very Sober Presentation

Peter Zeihan spends the first ten minutes of his talk telling Canadians in Manitoba how their province can profit from the coming shortage of global metals and other minerals. Then he turns very sober as he brings the audience up … Continue reading

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Putin’s Vanity War is Ukraine’s Struggle for Existence

The Motivation Differential in the Ukraine War Young Russian men are fleeing Russia even faster than normal, because it is beginning to look like they may have to fight for the corrupt mafia state, if they stay. Russian men facing … Continue reading

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Annexation on the Nukes: A Deadly Cocktail

Putin chooses a queer tactic of desperation. First, annex territories that you do not control and never will. Then threaten to unleash a nuclear war if “your new territories” are threatened with attack. Peter Zeihan looks at which cities Putin … Continue reading

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Peter Zeihan on Collapse of Russian Empire

Putin did not have to invade Ukraine. He was having one of those Peter the Great moments and he suddenly felt like having a nice satisfying conquest. The funny thing is, it had not been going too badly for Russia … 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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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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Fossil Fuels: Still How Energy Gets Done

There is a popular fantasy shared by large numbers of politicians, media hacks, and the recently university educated. It is a fantasy of a great “energy transition” away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy and electric vehicles. It is … 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: Russia Without Choices

Russians Do Not Make Choices: Elites Make Choices for Them Putin Now Sending Young Teens to Fight and Die In the midst of a dark demographic disaster, Vladimir Putin is sending early teens to Ukraine to fight and die — … 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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Peter Zeihan: Prepare for All Hell Breaking Loose

Podcast Interview of Peter Zeihan by antiwar.com’s Scott Horton: An interesting dialogue between geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan and Scott Horton of antiwar.com fame. Zeihan continues his argument laid out in his books, Accidental Superpower, Absent Superpower, and Disunited Nations, that … 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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Zeihan: The US Shale Patch Has Not Drilled a Dry Well in 3 Years!

No dry wells for the last 3 years and no low-productivity well for the last 2 years. The reason for this long string of good luck in the US shale oil patch — according to Austin-based geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan … Continue reading

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The 3 Empires of the 21st Century

Just over 100 years ago at the dawn of the 20th century, the world was awash in empires. Once strong empires such as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Tsarist Russian Empire, The British Empire, The German Empire, 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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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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Core v. Periphery VS. IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Core v. Periphery The world can be perceived as a core / periphery dichotomy where core countries are characterized by high levels of development, a capacity at innovation and a convergence of trade flows. The core has a level of … Continue reading

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Why North America is the Focus of Global Innovation

The Anglosphere and Europe are Innovating the World of the Future, with a Strong Assist from East Asia All innovation is not created equal. Higher quality and more disruptive innovations count far more in terms of future global impact than … 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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