In Disunited Nations, international geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan offers a brilliant and provocative examination of the scary world we live in today—a world of ungoverned spaces, emerging powers, and resurgent geopolitics. The end of the Cold War left the United States as the only superpower. But it also created an opening for challengers to American hegemony. Beginning with Russia’s moves on Ukraine and Crimea, followed by China’s aggressive actions in East Asia and beyond, Zeihan surveys how other countries are rewriting the rules of international engagement to counter America’s advantages. He explains why states such as Iran and Saudi Arabia have been able to exercise outsized influence over global affairs despite their internal instability; why Islamic terrorism is not likely to disappear anytime soon; why climate change will cause more problems than it solves; and much more. Drawing on his deep understanding of economics, geography, history, demographics—and above all else—the interactions between them.,Zeihan provides readers with a never-before-seen view into what tomorrow holds for regions around the globe–as well as advice on how best investors can position themselves in this rapidly changing world order.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in world events and politics. It provides a detailed look at the current state of global affairs, as well as predictions for what the future holds.
- Zeihan is a geopolitical analyst with a deep understanding of economics, geography and history
- The book provides readers with never-before seen views into what tomorrow holds for regions around the globe 3. The book offers advice on how best investors can position themselves in this rapidly changing world order
- The book can be dense at times and may require patience to get through it.
- It is not a light read, as it delves into a lot of detail about geopolitics.
- Some readers may find the author’s predictions controversial or far-fetched.
Learn more about the author
Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical analyst who provides business leaders with actionable intelligence on how to thrive in an increasingly unsettled world. In his role at Omnis, he advises clients on the most pressing issues of our time, from energy and trade to terrorism and transportation. He has also testified before Congress on U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa, lectured at Oxford University, and been quoted by media outlets around the globe including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Financial Times ,and BBC .Zeihan holds degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and College of Arts & Sciences.
“Peter Zeihan has a unique ability to see the world through geopolitical glasses, and his insights have never been more valuable. In Disunited Nations, he offers readers an up-close look at the new international order that is emerging in the wake of America’s unchallenged supremacy after the Cold War. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how today’s unrests are likely to play out over time.”
“Eye-opening…Zeihan’s vivid writing style and knack for statistics bring his complex theories to life.”
“I found Disunited Nations to be a rich and provocative book. I come away from it with a much clearer understanding of the dynamics at play in the current geopolitical environment.”
“A thought-provoking and insightful look at the current geopolitical landscape, Disunited Nations is a must read for anyone looking to understand the complexities of today’s world.”