Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan

Formal First Name
1973 - present

Peter Zeihan is a renowned geopolitical strategist, author, speaker, and expert in global energy, demographic and security. Peter founded Zeihan on Geopolitics, which serves a vast array of client sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S. military. Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future. He forms the statistical facts of geography and populations into a compelling narrative to help industry leaders navigate the complex mix of geopolitical risks and opportunities. Throughout his career, Peter has worked for the US State Department in Australia, the DC think tank community, and helped develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world’s premier private intelligence companies, where he was part of the core team that built Stratfor into a geopolitical consultancy and publishing house, ultimately serving as the firm’s vice president of analysis. A critically acclaimed author, Peter’s first two books — The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower — have been recommended by Mitt Romney, Fareed Zakaria, and Ian Bremmer.

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Academic History


  • Peter outlines the specific opportunities and challenges that will unfold throughout the remainder of the 21st century.

  • He analyzes the realities of geography and populations to deepen the understanding of how global politics impact markets and economic trends.

  • He discusses America’s economic outlook and the future of industries such as manufacturing and agriculture.

  • He has a background in Nato Studies, Economic Development, and Asian Economic Evolutions.


  • As VP of Analysis at Stratfor, he managed the day-to-day operation of the company's analytical teams.

  • He also built and maintained mid- and long-term forecasts, and crafted a wide range of products for an even wider variety of clients.