The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World Without America

The Absent Superpower The Shale Revolution and a World Without America The world is changing in ways most of us find incomprehensible Terrorism spills out of the Middle East into Europe Russia Iran Saudi Arabia China and Japan vie to see who can be most aggressive Fin

  • Title: The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World Without America
  • Author: Peter Zeihan
  • ISBN: 9780998505206
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The world is changing in ways most of us find incomprehensible Terrorism spills out of the Middle East into Europe Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China and Japan vie to see who can be most aggressive Financial breakdown in Asia and Europe guts growth, challenging hard won political stability.Yet for the Americans, these changes are fantastic Alone among the world s powersThe world is changing in ways most of us find incomprehensible Terrorism spills out of the Middle East into Europe Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China and Japan vie to see who can be most aggressive Financial breakdown in Asia and Europe guts growth, challenging hard won political stability.Yet for the Americans, these changes are fantastic Alone among the world s powers, only the United States is geographically wealthy, demographically robust, and energy secure That last piece American energy security is rapidly emerging as the most critical piece of the global picture.The American shale revolution does than sever the largest of the remaining ties that bind America s fate to the wider world It re industrializes the United States, accelerates the global order s breakdown, and triggers a series of wide ranging military conflicts that will shape the next two decades The common theme Just as the global economy tips into chaos, just as global energy becomes dangerous, just as the world really needs the Americans to be engaged, the United States will beabsent.In 2014 s The Accidental Superpower, geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan made the case that geographic, demographic and energy trends were unravelling the global system Zeihan takes the story a step further in The Absent Superpower, mapping out the threats and opportunities as the world descends into Disorder.

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      Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan is a global energy, demographic and security expert Zeihan s worldview marries the realities of geography and populations to a deep understanding of how global politics impact markets and economic trends, helping industry leaders navigate today s complex mix of geopolitical risks and opportunities With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow s headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.In his career, Zeihan has ranged from working for the US State Department in Australia, to the DC think tank community, to helping develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world s premier private intelligence companies Mr Zeihan founded his own firm Zeihan on Geopolitics in 2012 in order to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products Today those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S military.His freshman book, The Accidental Superpower, debuted in 2014 His sopho project, The Absent Superpower, published in December 2016.Find out about Peter and your world at zeihan

    361 thoughts on “The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World Without America”

    1. Very educational and enlightening. Not perfect, a little repetitive, but a must read for anyone to talk foreign policy and international business.Very educational and enlightening. Not perfect, a little repetitive, but a must read for anyone to talk foreign policy and international business.


    2. An entertaining, insightful, not-too-complicated read. Hopefully, for the world's sake, everything he predicts does not come to fruition.



    3. Very engaging and with an entertaining style. I gave it only 3/5 because the book itself had numerous errors that an editor should have caught. Another point down for being light on citations.Despite the small errors and mediocre quality of the book, the arguments are compelling, and I still got a lot out of the book. The influence of American shale oil and natural gas on geopolitics will be huge, and this book fleshes out some of the likely consequences of this shift.What's striking is how much [...]


    4. I enjoyed the somewhat conversational style/tone and imagining the future. And, I learned a great deal more about world geography and the shale industry. I found the entire book fascinating (although I wish I had more knowledge so I could be a more critical reader.)This book needs GOOD maps. These maps were too small and it was nearly impossible to see the differences between the many shades of grey. At least for the last book, I was able to find where someone had colored his maps and put them o [...]


    5. What will the world look like when the United States tires of serving as the watchdog for the shipping lanes of the world? Zeihan explores the effect of the shale oil revolution on international geopolitics. The bottom line is that the US no longer needs to interject itself into world disputes to protect the flow of oil from the Middle East. He predicts that the US will abdicate its role of protector that began with the Bretton Woods agreement and will become isolationist. The result will be wid [...]


    6. An outstanding though very detailed read outlining the future of America and the world. Basically makes the case that the US of A is singularly positioned to survive the coming global energy crisis. As well we are better positioned to be even safer and less dependent on the rest of the world than any time in our history.Very interesting to overlay the security concerns with each major nation side by side with it's energy demands and it's ability to meet those demands. And to keep our climate naz [...]


    7. Compelling argument for continued American economic dominance based on a number of geopolitical factors with energy as the most important. The author describes a future of American retrenchment and the subsequent "disorder" that will have reshape the international system as we know it. Without US management of the international system the author forsees a number of major conflicts that will massively disrupt energy markets with major economic impacts. Well argued Indidnt necessarily agree with a [...]


    8. Eye-Opening Explanation Of The Obvious Once You Notice ItThe Best Thing about this book is mr. Zeihan’s overview of the geographical constraints and assets in determining hugely the outcome of world affairs. This book has the focus on the US’ coming energy independence and their foreign policy recalibration and the consequences for the wider world specified and explained. A just-as-good follow up of “The Accidental Superpower”. To reiterate: best are the economical and political situatio [...]


    9. Read the Book. Maybe we can finally take our army and go home. One of the defining features of American Policies since 1970 has been our dependence upon imported oil. Zeihan makes the case that the US is done with that. All we have to do is extricate ourselves from our foreign entanglements. Unfortunately, he paints a dark picture of the world to come based largely upon forces in Europe and the Middle East that the US has tried to manage for fifty years. Despite the wishes of some hawks in our g [...]


    10. Excellent overview of American and world geopolitics wrt shaleAn excellent overview of America and world geopolitics wrt shale, but also covers other items that may impact as well. A very addictive read and not too stodgy in its style . Goes into good detail on the possible impacts on various areas of the world. A very good understanding of the whole shale technology revolution.


    11. I really enjoy the authors insights on where he thinks the world is headed. I didn't feel like he added much from his first book and that is why only 3 stars. Also, he doesn't address the Muslim migration in Europe and how that could potentially change the demographics that are the basis for most of his theories.


    12. This didn’t compare in insight and interest w the A S. Pretty darn dry and way too much focus on global energy to be enjoyable. Additionally, there’s so much speculation about wars and conflict across the globe it wears on you. Basically interesting but probably is a better long blog


    13. Excellent follow-up to the Accidental Super Power. While at times Peter is very pessimistic about the world as a whole and while many of his predictions are unlikely to happen, his approach is fresh. A very very good read.



    14. Very good book. Some of the predictions are scary although they are well thought out with a lot of supporting evidence. Hopefully America does not disengage from the world.


    15. Excellent, ConciseZeihan has a wonderful talent for abstracting the complex into it's basic components. And he does it in a way that's fun. I devoured this book.


    16. Read ItThe author may be a little bit arrogant and self righteous but it’s a good read with very interesting facts and even more interesting conclusions.


    17. A thoughtful re-examination of the author's arguments in his previous book, The Accidental Superpower. His predictions are not necessarily as bleak as expected.


    18. Peter Zeihan makes another convincing case arguing for American predominance in the coming decades if not centuries in his latest work The Absent Superpower. Reduced full-cycle costs of shale production in the United States and a resulting energy independence has positioned the Western Hemisphere and North America specifically in a favorable position globally. After 70 years of an American dominated global system encouraging free trade among other things, Zeihan predicts an American retrenchment [...]


    19. All in all this is more of a 3 1/2 star book, but that is not a choice. Zeihan has written an engaging follow up to his book "The Accidental Superpower", but this time he is emphasizing the role the development of the US's frack-able hydrocarbons has had in obliterating any need the US has for the global security system it built after WW2. The collapse of the Soviet Union undermined the original rationale for the global trading and security order and the looming near energy independence of the U [...]


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