Geopolitical Futures

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.

Latest From Author

Understanding the Five Eyes

What does intelligence cooperation look like in an increasingly technological world? Christian Smith, Allison Fedirka, and Phillip Orchard discuss the mysteries and misunderstandings about the world’s foremost intelligence alliance.

The US and Norway Get Closer

(click to enlarge) Last month, the United States and Norway signed an updated defense deal called the Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement. It allows the U.S. to build new facilities at...

Daily Memo: Latest in Israel-Gaza Battle, Armenia Calls Russia for Help

Latest Israeli operation. Israel targeted Hamas’ tunnel network in attacks overnight that involved 160 aircraft and 450 missiles, the Israeli military said. Israeli ground troops have not entered Gaza,...

Daily Memo: US-Russia Talks, Palace Intrigue in Beijing

Meeting in the works. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday. They discussed North Korea and the Iran nuclear...

Daily Memo: Israel and Hamas Trade Blows, Turkey Suggests Peacekeepers

Israeli-Palestinian crisis. The Israeli air force said it destroyed at least 500 targets in Gaza and killed Hamas intelligence figures, including the head of the group’s military intelligence security...

Popular Posts

China’s President Is in Trouble

The Chinese president has failed to manage the country’s relationship with its most important trade partner.

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....

Geopolitical Futures in your inbox

Get insights each week from New York Times bestselling
author George Friedman and our team of analysts.

Free Special Report

The World Explained in Maps

FREE with an annual subscription to Geopolitical Futures.

Subscribe Now