AnalysisFrom the Desk of George Friedman Machiavelli, Adam Smith and the Limits of Power Thoughts in and around geopolitics. By George Friedman - August 6, 2020 2524 Niccolo Machiavelli was deeply engaged in Florentine politics but, being forced into exile in 1513, was never as successful as he wished he were. This article is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Please login to continue reading Login We are a global leader in geopolitical forecasting. We deliver cutting edge analysis and intelligence so you can stay ahead of the news. Subscribe to Geopolitical Futures today and get: Unbiased analysis of global events Daily geopolitical briefing Annual and long-term forecasts to help you prepare for your future Subscribe Now Join our free newsletter Join Now Learn more about geopolitics and receive free articles.