Category: Demographics

Europe’s death rattle, Part II

By John Waters Mass migration is not, as it seems, an organic emanation of humanity from poor countries, but a calculated project to repopulate the territory of the declining West, with racism its chief instrument. Though, in his remarkable book, The Scramble for Europe, Stephen Smith tends to soft-focus […]

Boomers At the End of the World

by Peter Zeihan on June 16, 2022 The Boomers are the largest generation the world has ever seen. And they’re getting ready to enter retirement en masse. This is going to have incredible impacts on global labor, capital and development. If you enjoy this video, I cover the […]

Birthrates and the End of the World

By Peter Zeihan on June 3, 2022 My fourth book, The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization is scheduled for release on June 14. In coming weeks we will be sharing graphics and excerpts, along with info on how to preorder. Demography forms one […]

Demographics, and The Ukraine War

By Peter Zeihan on March 14, 2022 Demographics is one of the cornerstones of how we understand the world here at Zeihan on Geopolitics. Few countries have had as difficult a series of demographic challenges as the Russians. Beginning with World War I, the Russians faced serious demographic headwinds. […]

Ukraine: Putin’s Lebensraum

by Brian Czech People tend to think of Russia as a wide-open country with plenty of space for economic growth. While it may take days to ride the trans-Siberian railway, any notion of an empty Russia is as antiquated as Dr. Zhivago. European Russia, especially, has been cultivated, […]

Your States, Your Cities

By Micah Meadowcroft, The American Conservative American politics, like American life, is more than D.C. and the federal government. This was going to be a different column. The federal government, made up of three branches as it is, provides a convenient typography for political actors and reformers. There […]

‘White people are less likely to be gay’: Poll reveals African-American community has highest percentage of ‘LGBT’ adults in U.S.

By Tom Leonard, The Daily Mail Gallup survey, based on interviews with more than 121,000 people, showed that 3.4% of U.S. adults were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) Highest proportion in black community, at 4.6%, followed by Asians (4.3%), Hispanics (4%) and Caucasians (3.2%) Poll found 44% […]

Gen Y vs. Z

Like their parents, the American Millennial cohort is defined by their size. Making up a larger share of the US population than either the preceding (and dare I say, cooler?) Gen X and younger Gen Z, they are having their own outsized impact on American society. Millennials and […]

Boomers, Mexicans, and Trucking

By Peter Zeihan on December 22, 2021 Demographics are at the core of what we do here at Zeihan on Geopolitics. More than just a count of population, demographic data–often expressed as a pyramid-shaped graph–can deliver a wealth of information about a society. Is the country in question rapidly […]

The New Global Order

A debate between Alfred McCoy and Peter Zeihan on China, or between McCoy and Bjorn Lomborg on the climate, would be interesting. On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the decline of the American empire and the new global order with Professor Alfred McCoy, who holds the Harrington Chair […]