One thing I really like about Peter Zeihan’s geopolitical analysis is that it is non-ideological. It’s not about taking anyone’s side as much as saying, “Like it or not, this is what is happening. Make of it what you will.” One of the best things about Zeihan is that he totally debunks the Russophobia, Sinophobia, and Iranophobia that is constantly being pushed by the neocon/neoliberal/Wahhabi/Zionist axis.
My suspicion is that as the US empire continues to crack, the US will not simply revert to “isolationism” but will attempt to maintain a kind of “multilateral unipolarity” in the sense of being less overtly imperialist in the style of the Reaganites and neocons, and instead attempt to maintain a facade of liberal internationalism, disguised by the rhetoric of “human rights imperialism” (see Samantha Power). If Biden gets elected, look for his Department of State and Department of Defense to move in that direction. That’s what the Obama administration was doing (see the destruction of Libya) before the Trumpian neo-realists came in, and a Biden administration will probably resume the Obama approach.
Should we stop caring about fading regional powers like China, Russia, Germany, and Iran? Will the collapse of international cooperation push France, Turkey, Japan, and Saudi Arabia to the top of international concerns? Most countries and companies are not prepared for the world Peter Zeihan says we’re already living in. For decades, America’s allies have depended on its might for their economic and physical security. But as a new age of American isolationism dawns, the results will surprise everyone. In Disunited Nations, geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan presents a series of counterintuitive arguments about the future of a world where trade agreements are coming apart and international institutions are losing their power.
Categories: Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy