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Geopolitical Futures (GPF) was founded in 2015 by George Friedman, international strategist and author of The Storm Before the Calm and The Next 100 Years. GPF is non-ideological, analyzes the world and forecasts the future using geopolitics: political, economic, military and geographic dimensions at the foundation of a nation.

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The U.S. Labor Disconnect

(click to enlarge) One of the more complicated aspects of the current economic volatility accompanying the rebound from the pandemic in the U.S. is the apparent labor shortage. Employment has...

Daily Memo: Biden’s Comments on Taiwan, Evergrande Meets Deadline

U.S. commitment to Taiwan. U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, in response to a town hall question on whether the U.S. would defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack, said...

Daily Memo: Beijing’s Latest Target, Brussels Eyes Taiwan Investment Deal

China targets financial press. Beijing has removed respected financial news outlet Caixin from a list of approved sources that can be republished by online news services in China. The...

Daily Memo: China Tackles Energy Costs, Taliban Go to Moscow

Beijing versus energy prices. Shortly after coal and oil futures in China reached all-time highs on Tuesday, the government began signaling that a series of interventions are forthcoming, quickly...

Daily Memo: North Korea’s Latest Test Launch, Poland’s Prime Minister Defends Court Ruling

Pyongyang's ballistic missiles. North Korea test-launched another pair of ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Tuesday. The projectiles, which were launched near the North’s main submarine base...

Daily Memo: Chinese Missile Tech, Austin’s Black Sea Tour

China's leap forward. China reportedly caught the U.S. off guard by testing a sophisticated new nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, according to the Financial Times. The hypersonic glide vehicle...

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China’s President Is in Trouble

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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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