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Welcome to The Peter Zeihan Podcast Series! Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan is a global energy, demographic and security expert. If you want to stay informed on the realities of geography and populations, you've come to the right place. Zeihan's worldview offers insights into how global politics impact markets and economic trends, helping industry leaders navigate today’s complex mix of geopolitical risks and opportunities. Expect a forward-looking approach to what will drive tomorrow’s headlines, delivered in digestible, accessible and relevant takeaways for audiences of all types. For more info or to subscribe to the newsletter, visit: zeihan.com Subscribe to the YouTube Channel @zeihanongeopolitics Thanks for listening, and don't forget to subscribe!

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If you ask a fifth grader what the key to being a good spy is, they would likely respond with some variation of being sneaky or concealing your identity. Well, on today's episode of "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader", we're placing Russian Spies in the hot seat. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/russia-and-the-changing-nature-of-the-spy-game Donate to MedShare Here: https://www.medshare.org/zeihan-impact/
If you don't want to start your day with beautiful beach views and economic forecasts, you may want to skip the video. Today we'll be discussing recent changes to the US economy and what future impacts might look like. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/strong-american-growth-and-something-to-worry-about Donate to MedShare Here: https://www.medshare.org/zeihan-impact/
Ukraine is gearing up for one of its most important offensives to date, but what makes this one so different from the rest? Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/ukraine-f-16s-offensives-and-abject-humiliation
For years I’ve warned that a war between Russia and Ukraine was inevitable, but why didn't Putin just play the nuke card? As an add-on, we'll also be touching on some new Russian alliances that could rub the US the wrong way. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/why-did-russia-choose-invasion-over-nukes
The recent European elections yielded some significant gains for hard-right parties in a number of countries. Today, we'll be focusing on Germany, Italy, and France, and whether these shifts are game-changers or more political minutia. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/major-european-powers-lean-right-in-recent-elections
After years of mismanagement and corruption, Venezuela may have finally reached its tipping point. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/the-impending-collapse-of-venezuela
During my European travels, I've received a handful of questions regarding the lack of support for Ukraine coming from Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. So, let's address why these countries are holding out amid the Russian invasion. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/austria-slovakia-and-hungary-ignore-ukraine Donate to MedShare: https://www.medshare.org/zeihan-impact/
We've got a few more elections to talk about today, and who knows, maybe the US might even learn something from South Africa and India. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/elections-in-south-africa-and-india
I know there's plenty of issues with the American political system, but let's take a break from all that and talk about European politics for the day. Given the ongoing European Parliament elections, let’s look at the far-right’s footholds in Europe. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/the-rise-of-the-european-far-right
Donate to MedShare Here: https://www.medshare.org/zeihan-impact/ I’m pleased to announce our donation matching drive for the month of June. We will be matching up to $50,000 in donations this month to our chosen charity partner, MedShare International. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/announcing-our-june-medshare-donation-match
The most recent Mexican elections have resulted in the victory of Mexico's first female -and- Jewish leader, Claudia Sheinbaum. She will be succeeding current populist President AMLO, but how much change will this actually bring? Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/is-mexicos-new-president-just-a-puppet-for-amlo
It’s time for an update on the situation in the Red Sea and what the Houthis have been up to as of late. Spoiler alert: most of the ships are taking the longer route around Africa, but there's a handful still navigating this region. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/danger-in-the-red-sea-who-shall-the-houthis-let-pass
There’s no shortage of things to worry about in this world, but there’s a few things that live rent free in my mind. On June 5th at 12:00 pm EST, I’ll be opening up Pandora’s Box and sharing my biggest fears in regards to the American economic system. Register for the Webinar Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_joptrlQGTlmEQ-oAiVlcTA#/registration
From the beginning of the Ukraine War, the Western nations have placed restrictions on how their weapons donations to Ukraine can be used. Specifically, Western nations have been concerned that if Ukraine targets Russian forces within Russia, escalation may be unavoidable. But recent events have forced a change of calculus in the West. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/ukraine-opens-up-on-belgorod
Well, we've all heard the news at this point. Trump is a FELON, after being convicted on 34 counts of financial fraud related to hiding his affair. So, can Trump spin this "publicity" in a positive light or will it bite him in the ass come November? Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/can-former-president-trump-make-felonies-great-again
The Western world is beginning to entertain the conversation over the use of Western weapons targeting Russian systems within Russia. There are a handful of countries that have issued their support, but will it be enough? Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/will-the-west-greenlight-strikes-inside-russia
Register for the Risk List Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_joptrlQGTlmEQ-oAiVlcTA#/registration We're looking at the Ukraine War and the increase of drone assaults on Russia. Specifically, we'll be looking at the attacks on container radars used for aircraft and ballistic missile detection. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/ukraine-drone-attacks-on-russian-container-radars
If you're planning a coast-to-coast road trip through the US, you might want to wait until the Biden administration can liquidate the northeast gasoline reserves, here's why... Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/the-biden-admin-liquidates-northeast-gas-reserves
I've avoided talking about the Israel and Gaza conflict as much a possible (given that there's no favorable outcomes for anyone involved), but some recent changes have forced my hand. Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/the-much-extended-agony-of-israel-and-gaza
It's no surprise that the French like to be "involved" in as many places as possible, but what's going on with the current rebellion in the French protectorate of New Caledonia? Full Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/france-and-azerbaijan-fighting-over-new-caledonia
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Two Eyes

True Americans should be utterly appalled by the transparently political convictions of Donald Trump (whether they like Trump or not). It's because of things like a corrupt justice system, that make me never want to live in Moscow or China or Any other banana republic. Biden needs to GO.

Jun 3rd
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Two Eyes

Peter seems to think Trump's felony convictions, are the final stake in the heart of the vampire. There are probably some who think of These felony convictions as a crucifixion of a messiah. Those are only the the extreme minority opinions of American voters.

Jun 3rd
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Maelstromoracle

It was actually the conservative CDU that shut down nuclear power in Germany. Not the green party.

Mar 4th
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Angus Haywood

Could have mentioned the widespread stultification, due to a new religion, that dulled the M-East's intellectual, technological, political, institutional, innovations after the 7th century.

Feb 6th
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forward slash

I was a big fan of Elon musk when it was all about electric vehicles and becoming an inter planetary species but when he took over social media and turned it into a right wing disinformation sewer I went right off him. What a twat.

Dec 1st
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Floyd Lawsen

It is not "nucular." It is difficult to take someone seriously if they cannot even pronounce "nuclear" correctly.

Nov 7th
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J.W.S.

Our own government is the biggest propaganda purveyor on the globe. U.S. news outlets used to fact check the government. Now, they are the mouthpiece of the propagandists.Also, it's not just the things the news outlets say - it's what they don't report that is also problematic. We are turning into China at an alarmingly fast pace.

Aug 15th
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Abel Santa Ana

loved it. The "all Biden not do is not die" was hilarious, but very true.

Apr 26th
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