Peter Zeihan Biography & Facts
Peter Zeihan (, born January 18, 1973) is an American geopolitical analyst and author.
Early life, education and career
Zeihan was born in 1973 and grew up adopted in Iowa. In 1995, he obtained a BS degree in Political Science from what was then Northeast Missouri State University, a postgraduate degree in Asian studies from the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) in 1997, and from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce of the University of Kentucky in 1999. He was an analyst and later vice president for the Austin-based geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor (founded 1996), where he spent 12 years in total.
A Crucible of Nations, by Stratfor (Author), Lauren Goodrich, Peter Zeihan, April 27, 2011
The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disaster, by Peter Zeihan, Twelve, November 27, 2014
The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World without America, by Peter Zeihan, Zeihan on Geopolitics, hardcover, January 1, 2017
Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World, by Peter Zeihan, Harper Business, hardcover, illustrated, March 3, 2020
The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization, by Peter Zeihan, Harper Business, June 14, 2022Accidental Superpower (2014)
The book was reviewed by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Kirkus Reviews.The book focuses on topographical and geographical landmarks (rivers, oceans, mountains, etc.) as distinct advantages in a nation's ability to dominate others economically, industrially, and militarily. With the use of maps, Zeihan is able to point out that navigable rivers, or access to the oceans, along with a reliable road or rail network make a critical difference, of which the U.S. is featured to have twelve navigable rivers, two oceans on either of its flanks, which are key in relying less on large land infrastructure projects. These land features, in turn, "encourage small government".
Zeihan is gay.
George Friedman, founder of StratforReferences
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