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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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Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Finland Takes Risks In Joining NATO

Finland has decided to apply for NATO membership, a move which carries both risks and rewards. Antonia Colibasanu joined John Batchelor to discuss the ramifications of the decision, as well as Turkey's rejection of the application.

Daily Memo: Finnish and Swedish Leaders to Meet With Biden

Welcome to Washington. U.S. President Joe Biden will host the leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House on Thursday to discuss their recent applications for NATO membership....

Daily Memo: Turkish Demands, Ruble Payments

Possible opening. According to a Bloomberg report, Turkey is making several demands before it will accept NATO membership for Sweden and Finland, both of which officially submitted their applications...

Daily Memo: EU Sanctions Get Nowhere, NATO Enlargement Gets Closer

No oil ban in sight. The EU’s foreign affairs chief said it could be a couple of weeks, if not longer, before the bloc reached agreement on a Russian...

Daily Memo: NATO’s Nordic Expansion, Wheat Supply Concerns

NATO enlargement. Finland officially announced its decision to apply for NATO membership on Sunday. The country’s parliament will be consulted on the matter on Monday. Over the weekend, Finnish...

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Live Updates on Ukraine War

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How the Ukraine War Will Likely End

As we consider how the war in Ukraine will end, we must first understand how it began. Russia invaded for geostrategic reasons – having...

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.

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