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 2751 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. Login Subscribe 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 Long-term forecasts to help you prepare for the future No paid advertising - 100% subscriber-supported View Subscription Options 100% Money-Back Guarantee Choose your subscription or membership:Understand The Issues That Are Shaping The World's Future GPF Monthly SUBSCRIPTION $ 9 then $9 every month Access to all content Daily Geopolitical Analysis Geopolitical Forecasts Forecast InsightsPLUS The World Explained in Maps 3rd EditionPDF download immediately after purchase Subscribe Now GPF Annual SUBSCRIPTION $ 59 then $79 annually Access to all content Daily Geopolitical Analysis Geopolitical Forecasts Forecast InsightsPLUS The World Explained in Maps 3rd EditionPDF download immediately after purchase Subscribe Now Yearly MEMBERSHIP $ 299 Club Membership + Subscription Access to all content Daily Geopolitical Analysis Geopolitical Forecasts Forecast Insights Special Report: The World Explained in Maps Bi-weekly Video discussions With George and GPF analysts Access to Discussion ForumDiscuss and debate Geopolitics with the ClubGPF community Access to all Live Discussion Recordings Membership in our Special Series DiscussionsIncluding the Series on Geopolitics and Economics Other exclusive content Includes Podcasts+ and a Map room Join ClubGPF Gift the gift of knowledge Gift subscription plus Special Reports and book offers View Gifts For information about site license and multi-user options for organizations, governments, corporations, and libraries please contact us at email@example.com Why do our subscribers love us? Take it from them: I can't emphasize enough my appreciation for you and the rest of the staff at Geopolitical Futures. Over the past three years... I have had a lot of bad information and impoverished understanding corrected because of your analyses. Kevin G. Some times the politics and journalism of the world gets in the way of clear thinking (at my own peril). Your ability to provide perspective and context to the things that really matter are of high value. H. W. 30 day money-back guarantee If you are not completely satisfied, you may cancel your subscription within your first 30 days and receive a full refund. Trials are not eligible for refund. Full access to our content With any paid subscription you get full access to our entire content. Our promise to you At GPF, there are no gimmicks, ads or clickbait. The world is complex, but we don’t dumb it down for you. We empower you to understand it.