Zachary Knuth

Zachary Knuth is an analyst at Geopolitical Futures. He brings a global perspective and interdisciplinary knowledge that draws from his work in philosophy, sociology, community development, religion and history. He spent four years living in China, complimenting time spent in Mexico, Jordan, Israel, Thailand and Japan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Covenant College. He is a certified English teacher and conversant in Mandarin.

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What We’re Reading: Polarization and Powerful Personalities

Why We're Polarized By Ezra Klein The day after a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol to try to obstruct the certification of a democratic election, GPF’s founder and chairman wrote:...

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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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