I am Peter Zeihan, a geopolitical strategist, futurist and author the new book Disunited Nations. AMA
Hello Reddit! I am a geopolitical strategist and forecaster. I have spent the past few decades trying to answer one very big question: What happens when the Americans get tired of maintaining the international system, pack up and head home? That work led me to assemble my new book, Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World. I'm here to answer your questions.
So AMA about my work in geopolitics. There is no corner of the world – geographically or economically – that I’ve not done at least some work. So bring it on: India, Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Sweden, Thailand, demographics, nuclear weapons, hypersonics, hacking, drones, oil, solar, banking, assembly lines, dairy, pickles (seriously, I’ve given a presentation on pickles) and on and on. I do about 100 presentations a year, and every presentation forces me to relearn the world from a new point of view so that I can then help my audience see what is in their future.
However, there are a few things I do not do. I don't pick sides in political squabbles or make policy recommendations or recommend stock picks. I provide context. I play forward the outcomes of choices. I help people, companies and governing institutions make informed decisions. What is done with that is up to the audience. Right now, that’s you.
That said, I would love for someone to stump me today – it’s how I get better. =]
I'll sign on at 3pm EST and start answering your questions.
Pre-order Disunited Nations: https://zeihan.com/disunited-nations/
EDIT: I'm here - let the grilling begin!
EDIT: Thanks for showing up everyone. I got to as many ?s as I could and am fairly sure we'll be doing this again within the month. Happy Monday all!
EDIT: Oh yeah - one more thing -- my Twitter handle is @PeterZeihan -- I post a few items of interest daily -- feel free to harass me there anytime =]