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In 1944, the United States engineered the Bretton Woods agreements, which launched the modern era of international trade. America opened its domestic markets to imports and committed its naval power to protect trade worldwide. Geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan explains that, as America’s costs for maintaining this state of affairs begin to outweigh the benefits it receives and as the world order under Bretton Woods unravels, Americans will resist the burden of keeping the seas secure. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends Zeihan’s knowledgeable if contrarian argument to policy makers, investors and anyone in imports and exports, energy, international politics, strategy, lobbying or defense.

In this book, you will learn

  • Why American power derives from geography, not ideology;
  • Why the current era of international trade will end in the 2030s; and
  • Why the end of this era will have less impact on the United States than on other sea-faring countries.
 

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About the Author

Peter Zeihan worked for 12 years with the geopolitical analysis firm Stratfor before starting his own firm, Zeihan on Geopolitics.

 

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