Ryan Bridges

Ryan Bridges is an editor with Geopolitical Futures, having spent years both editing and writing geopolitical articles. He joined Geopolitical Futures in 2017 and spent over a year as a geopolitical analyst writing on Europe and focusing on issues relating to the European Union. His expertise as an editor was in high demand so he recently made the change back to editing rather than analyzing. Prior to Geopolitical Futures Mr. Bridges worked for seven years as an editor at Stratfor. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, where he studied political science with a minor in philosophy. Mr. Bridges lives and works from Germany and also travels extensively in the region. He speaks some German.

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What We’re Reading: American Generals and the Truth About Trade Wars

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today  By Thomas E. Ricks This study of the evolution of U.S. generals is revealing of the history of warfare, and...

What We’re Reading: Capitalism’s Viability

Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? By Robert Kuttner Almost two months ago, I praised Branko Milanovic for his ability to write a dystopian narrative about the future of capitalism and globalization...

What We’re Reading: Helpless and Hopeless

Eagle Against the Sun By Ronald H. Spector Today, we tend to view the period between the German surrender in May 1945 and the Japanese capitulation in August 1945 as an...

What We’re Reading: Babies and Bad Guys

Challenge of the World Population Explosion U.S. Government Accountability Office While browsing Amazon, I came across a literary wonder: a book published by a federal agency on challenges posed by the...

What We’re Reading: Brexits and Meditations

Tales of Brexits Past and Present: Understanding the Choices, Threats and Opportunities In Our Separation from the EU By Nigel Culkin and Richard Simmons Perspective is hard to find. We live...

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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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