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Jacob Shapiro on the Leighton Smith Podcast

GPF Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro joins Newstalk ZB’s Leighton Smith to discuss the latest developments in China and the connection to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

George Friedman: How to Travel Geopolitically

Watching the subtle ways that people live their lives can provide valuable information on how the economy is really going. George Friedman explains in this episode of Brain Bar's Ask the Right Question series.

Water Problems in India and Iran

Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder are back at it to talk climate change, water scarcity in India and Iran, and the future of the Arctic.

George Friedman: When Will the Next Crisis Hit?

The problems we created in 2008, we never solved. So the question is, when will we experience the next crisis, and are we even prepared? George Friedman via Brain Bar's Ask the Right Question series.

George Friedman at the Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum 2019

GPF Chairman George Friedman discusses the security challenges facing the Black Sea and the Balkans, as well as what can be done about these challenges, from the 2019 Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum in Romania.

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Population Density of Canada

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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

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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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