Allison Fedirka

Allison Fedirka is the director of analysis for Geopolitical Futures. In addition to writing analyses, she helps train new analysts, oversees the intellectual quality of analyst work and helps guide the forecasting process. Prior to joining Geopolitical Futures, Ms. Fedirka worked for Stratfor as a Latin America specialist and subsequently as the Latin America regional director. She lived in South America – primarily Argentina and Brazil – for more than seven years and, in addition to English, fluently speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Ms. Fedirka has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in international relations and affairs from the University of Belgrano, Argentina. Her thesis was on Brazil and Angola and south-south cooperation.

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What We’re Reading: Central American Integration

Puentes y Cercos: La Geopolitica de la integracion Centroamericana By Luis Campos Perez “Puentes y Cercos” (“Bridges and Fences”) explores the long-standing question of why Central America is not one unified...

The US Can’t Take Canada for Granted

There are no guarantees in geopolitics, but stability in the U.S.-Canadian relationship certainly comes close. However, a recent ruling by a panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement regarding Canada’s dairy...

Chile’s New President and the Polarization of South America

Last week, Chile held a presidential election that featured two candidates on absolute opposite ends of the political spectrum. On the far right was Jose Antonio Kast, a law-and-order...

What We’re Reading: Great Wars and Old Things

The Guns of August By Barbara W. Tuchman Over the past few months of Netflixing, my suggested viewing list has become increasingly filled with movies, documentaries and series about World War...

The US-China Competition in Central America: Key Countries

The competition between the United States and China for influence over Central America and the Caribbean isn’t exactly news, and the reason for the competition is pretty well established....

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Population Density of Canada


May 28, 2016 Canada is one of those countries where a vast land mass obscures the fact that the country has a relatively small population. While Canada is the second largest country in the world, its 35 million inhabitants make Canada only the 39th most populated country.

In this way, Canada is similar to countries like Egypt, Russia and Australia. Egypt is a country of over 80 million people and its size is formidable on a map, yet most of its inhabitants are located on a thin strip of land about the size of the state of Maryland on either bank of the Nile River. For Russia, the world’s largest country by land mass, its population centers are located in the west, close to Europe, while the vast and desolate Siberian region is sparsely populated and not connected to Russian infrastructure. Australia – the world’s sixth largest country by land mass and a continent in its own right – has even fewer people than Canada (around 23 million), all living in cities along the coast. The interior of the country is unforgiving and inhospitable.

The Truth About the US-China Thucydides Trap

We remember Thucydides as a historian thanks to his documentation of the Peloponnesian War, but we often forget that he was also a philosopher....

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