Peter Zeihan is an American geopolitical strategist, author, and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Zeihan on Geopolitics, a consulting firm that provides analysis and insights on global political and economic trends.
Zeihan was born in Iowa in 1973 and later attended the University of Texas, where he studied political science and international studies. He began his career working as an analyst for the US State Department, where he focused on energy and economic issues.
After leaving the State Department, Zeihan worked as a vice president for Stratfor, a global intelligence firm. He later founded his own company, Zeihan on Geopolitics, in 2012. The firm provides analysis and consulting services to businesses, governments, and other organizations on global political and economic trends, with a focus on demography, energy, and security issues.
Zeihan is also a bestselling author and a sought-after speaker on the international conference circuit. His first book, “The Accidental Superpower,” was published in 2014 and explores the geopolitical implications of America’s energy independence. His second book, “The Absent Superpower,” was published in 2016 and examines the future of the global political and economic order.
Zeihan is known for his provocative and contrarian views on international politics and economics. He is a frequent commentator in the media, including on CNN, Fox News, and CNBC, and has been featured in publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.