This is from April of this year, but contains a lot of fascinating insight into the Russian Special Operation in Ukraine. Worth watching in its entirety. — S. Byron Gassaway
Confronting a Geopolitical Strategist on Putin’s Big Plan | Peter Zeihan Ep. 640
407,080 views Apr 7, 2022 Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist and author of The Absent Superpower, The Accidental Superpower, Disunited Nations, and the upcoming The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization.
Full show notes can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/640
What We Discuss with Peter Zeihan: 00:00 – Intro 00:05 – Why Putin is invading Ukraine 11:54 – The weakness of the Russian army 14:36 – The Russian rail core 18:05 – How to defeat Russia while avoiding total destruction 22:35 – Putin is probably the last leader of Russia (what happens after he’s gone) 36:52 – How Russia’s collapse can inform China’s downfall 43:38 – China’s impending invasion into Taiwan 52:18 – Russia’s civilian infrastructure destruction campaign strategy 53:43 – The Russian-Ukrainian war is NATO’s fault 1:02:20 – Why your groceries are about to get more expensive (food shortage) The Vladimir Putin-led invasion of Ukraine has been an ominous threat to the Western world for years. Now that it’s fully under way and being met with stiffer Ukrainian resistance than the Russians were expecting, the reasons for Putin’s continued aggression in the face of monumental losses, mounting sanctions from the rest of the world, and the unexpected solidarity of the West seem ill-advised. What does Putin see for the road ahead that we in the West do not? On this episode, we discuss the developing situation with Peter Zeihan, a geopolitical strategist and author of The Absent Superpower, The Accidental Superpower, Disunited Nations, and the upcoming The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization. Here, we examine how the current Russia-Ukraine conflict became a “now or never” option for Putin, the downsides for Russia if it “wins” and what we expect its next steps to be, what NATO is doing to avoid turning this into a nuclear-escalated World War III, why Putin’s actions leading up to this point in time don’t bode well for Russia in any scenario, and what a country like China with expansionist goals of its own might take away from Russia’s hard-earned lessons. Listen, learn, and enjoy!
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