Tag Archives: geopolitics

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Road to Moscow Runs Through Central Asia

Russia had long blocked China’s attempts to create an infrastructure development bank under the auspices of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional body, fearing it would become a tool for Chinese economic expansion. Beijing responded by sidestepping Moscow, establishing an … Continue reading

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European Dominance of the World

In 2003, Charles Murray set out to list the history of human achievement in the arts and the sciences. He intended to list the achievements of all cultures and peoples in as balanced a way as possible. But he discovered, … Continue reading

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