Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist who has lived in the world of international affairs throughout his career. After stints with the Center for Political Strategic Studies under Susan Eisenhower and the State Department in Australia, Zeihan was part of the core team that built Stratfor into a geopolitical consultancy and publishing house, ultimately serving as the firms vice president of analysis. He launched his own firm, Zeihan on Geopolitics, in 2012, in order to specialize in customized executive briefings. With a mix of insight and irreverence, he helps them see their businesses and industries from a new point of view, so that they can prepare for a now-more-understandable future. Zeihans first independent book, The Accidental Superpower, was published in November 2014.
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Most don't understand why the United States is the global superpower.
A review of Peter Zeihans <em>The Accidental Superpower</em>.
Zeihan discusses Stratfors predictions for the decadeamong them, Stratfors break from the conventional wisdom that the U.S. is a power in terminal decline.
The United States has about 15,000 miles of waterways, and that is more than the rest of the world combined. Add to that the fact that serious challenges to the United States are literally an ocean away and the fact that the U.S. has discovered that it can be ruled by monkeys and do just fine.
Zeihan explains why the global system has not only been dominated by the United States, but is going to remain that way for some time.