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Peter Zeihan Returns: China, Ukraine, and What Comes Next - Danger Close w/ Jack Carr

  • Published on Mar 7, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Today’s guest is an expert on geopolitics with unique insights into global conflicts.
    Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, renowned author, speaker, and consultant. His work includes analyses of global politics, demographics, and geography to better understand economic, cultural, political, and military developments to predict future trends. His firm Zeihan on Geopolitics provides custom analytical products to an array of clients including energy companies, financial institutions, agricultural interests, and the U.S. military. Zeihan is the New York Times bestselling author: The Accidental Superpower, The Absent Superpower, Disunited Nations, and The End of the World Is Just the Beginning.
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  • UV-Rays*  |  J. Loagaeth  |  Vesper Gamboa

    This, in fact, is a lovely discussion that has potency both for (1) waking up the sleeping patriotism of Americans and inspiring more those already patriotic the right way, and (2) can do wonders for promoting the US against anti-American and anti-West sentiments out there. Great job. By the way, am new to this channel.

    • Jeff Zhang
      Jeff Zhang 2 months ago +1

      Agree to what you said! Especially this sentence: "promoting the US against anti-American and anti-West sentiments out there" 👍✊

  • Wayne The Seine
    Wayne The Seine 8 days ago +1

    Awesome interview and discussion. Both of you bring so much understanding to much of what concerns us all. I like that Peter has a positive outlook for our future.

  • fransaacs
    fransaacs 4 months ago +30

    I always instinctively believed bringing energy and tech development and production closer to home was a good thing, it's good to hear in real, unbiased terms that most people can understand that it is indeed the case moving forwards.

  • chady77077
    chady77077 6 months ago +36

    Peter seems like such a gentleman academic. I enjoy listening to his very a keen insights into the players and risks involved. Occasionally he does make dramatic comments then fails to substantiate any backing. Albeit it can't be easy managing all these working parts I would find it less then shocking if some of his recent comments are in fact completely contradictive in nature.

    • Withnail1969
      Withnail1969 5 months ago +3

      He's simply ignoring the recent peace treaty between Iran and Saudi Arabia because it doesn't fit his narrative

      COLIN KEIZER 4 months ago +5

      @Withnail1969 Or, maybe, because he knows something about the long history of conflicts between peoples of these two regions, and two different, 'competing' sects of a major religion.

    • Stoned Old Steve Austin
      Stoned Old Steve Austin 4 months ago +5

      @Withnail1969 With as much blood as each of those nations has on their hands, any treaty between them is only as good as the convenience it brings either nation. Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia both needed Poland as part of their expanding empires at the start of WWII, so the peace made between Hitler and Stalin was as tenuous as it was public. So it is with Iran and Saudi Arabia.

    • ZantherY
      ZantherY 3 months ago

      WTF?!? I would call that sloppiness, a quality, as well as paedophia, not part of ANY professor’s repertoire

    • Darth KEK
      Darth KEK 2 months ago

      He is NOT an academic.
      I made that mistake too tbh.

  • Mark Counihan
    Mark Counihan 6 months ago +55

    This is a fascinating lesson, he was a whole different perspective on what’s going on in the world. Thank you for the podcast.

    • TJ
      TJ 6 months ago +10

      He was telling about 5% truth at best in this entire ‘speech’ the rest is just his own spin off which you need to take with gigantic grain of salt

    • Jeremy Matott
      Jeremy Matott 6 months ago

      @TJ oo

    • Joan Manuel Capera Garcia
      Joan Manuel Capera Garcia 6 months ago +3

      @TJ This is the most deranged interview I've seen in a while.

    • TJ
      TJ 6 months ago +2

      @Joan Manuel Capera Garcia if you watched him, this is not the worst

    • Truality
      Truality 6 months ago +3

      @TJ could you elaborate? I agree with some of his viewpoints, but yes, a lot of it is just opinion.

  • TheChicagoPartisian
    TheChicagoPartisian 6 months ago +41

    I don’t know what we’d do if great men like PZ & JC didn’t exsist ! Another amazing podcast !
    May peace be upon you ❤

  • Power Shift
    Power Shift 6 months ago +165

    Thank you Jack. Please have Peter on from time to time, he is a great guest and offers an incredibly comprehensive view few rarely hear.

    • 515coldfire
      515coldfire 6 months ago +9

      He lies comprehensively lol.

    • BAVAR
      BAVAR 6 months ago +5

      It's called propaganda 😂

    • HargusNot
      HargusNot 6 months ago +4

      PZ is a grifter , very cleverly contradicts himself with plausible deniability

  • Jay Norwood
    Jay Norwood 9 days ago

    Love his books. Led me to read some other guys. Love this topic and hope to dedicate more time to it.

  • TheString Breaker
    TheString Breaker 5 months ago +18

    *Peter is the best! I’ve been following him from ~2016! He deserves all the attention he’s getting now!*

    • ChrisBrengel
      ChrisBrengel 4 months ago +1

      No, he's not the best. I used to think that too. He's always entertaining, for sure, but he oversimplifies like mad, assumes human beings can't adapt, emphasizes points that are true but not very important, forecasts things to happen much faster than they do, etc.
      Take everything he says with a large chunk of salt.

    • Hoa _ STF
      Hoa _ STF 2 months ago

      This guy been Sy same shit for years, I guess he'll keep it up.

  • Mark Pukey
    Mark Pukey 6 months ago +10

    I'm delighted to hear Carr say these provide inspiration for him. I've enjoyed some of his books, and this just adds a smile to my face. I'm looking forward to your new book Jack.

  • Sugarnaut
    Sugarnaut 6 months ago +31

    I try to catch this dudes appearances all over YT. This is the best interview that I’ve ever seen conducted with him. You got a new subscriber, brother.

    • J PR
      J PR 6 months ago +2

      Same here - the interviewer was so professional and given his specialized background, I am similarly impressed that he doesn’t go into super-solider warrior-mode, but rather, demonstrates a superior intellect and insights.

    • Chris J
      Chris J 6 months ago +1


    • R G
      R G 6 months ago +1

      He seems to be hard to find.. lots of cut up videos made by people, but there aren't many interviews

    • Zlatko
      Zlatko 5 months ago

      @R G 😊❤tp Poh.

    • Ken Robinson
      Ken Robinson 4 months ago +1

      Joe Rogan wasnt bad

  • Ryan T
    Ryan T 6 months ago +45

    These are 2 of the best people you'll ever get to see or hear discussing important issues today. Excellent content, thank you!

    • Melissa Wood
      Melissa Wood 6 months ago +2

      I'm so cynical, I think PZ is a paid op.

    • Ryan T
      Ryan T 6 months ago +4

      @Melissa Wood I am also very cynical, but then again, maybe I'm a paid counter-op to counter arguments against his arguments...or maybe not, who really knows these things?

    • indescribable emptiness
      indescribable emptiness 6 months ago +3

      @Melissa Wood what’s the purpose for him being a paid op verses let’s say a guy trying to sell his book? I’ve never heard any evidence towards your position although it seems not uncommon in some of these comment sections. Occam’s razor is pretty useful in situations like these.

    • Jason Hunt
      Jason Hunt 6 months ago +2

      @Melissa Wood well, he comes STRATFOR which is an arm of US intelligence/propaganda, and this show is underwritten by the DOD via NavyFed.

    • Anna P
      Anna P 6 months ago +2

      @Melissa Wood That was my first impression awhile back, although “shill” was the word that came to mind then rather than “op” (but much of a muchness). I’ve reluctantly decided to revisit PZ since my brother is reading him. So far, his sources are too often unclear to me, and I don’t trust the sweeping generalizations. Still feeling propagandized but trying to hang in there and give his message a chance to transform into “info” in my mind, but that’s definitely a long-shot.

  • Andrew Davis
    Andrew Davis 6 months ago +17

    Very good conversation. I've been a big fan of Peter's. I have never heard Jack before and will look into more of his stuff

    • Wilfred Darr
      Wilfred Darr 6 months ago

      Really? Just the opposite here: Jack's guests are always top notch. 🍻

  • Adam Scott
    Adam Scott 6 months ago +19

    Great podcast. I’ve been keeping up with Peter since the 1st time Jack Carr interviewed him. I recommend Peters Audio books. It’s a great chance to stack the fire wood and learn a heap 👍Thanks from 🇳🇿NZ

  • Repackrider84
    Repackrider84 2 months ago +4

    Really good stuff! Refreshing to say the least. Hopeful. What the world needs, intelligent, genuine, easy to listen to, good people that leave politics and religion out of their narratives and presentation.

  • AZHEAT85
    AZHEAT85 6 months ago

    New subscriber, love your podcast and the production value you put into it. As a fan of your work I shouldn’t be surprised at the perfection and attention to detail you’ve put into your set, production and podcast as a whole. Great guest/interview and great job putting this whole thing together, thank you!! I’ll definitely be listening from here on out.
    I’d love to hear your thoughts on the current state of the world and where you think we’re headed in the next couple years as a country. A major world war seems like it’s just over the horizon at this point.

  • Theknifedude
    Theknifedude 6 months ago +22

    I’ve been aware of /follower of Peter Zeihan since The Accidental Superpower. I read it about 5-6 months prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.But never heard of Jack Carr. After listening to this I’m going to have to check him out. Thanks for the video.

    • cthornton523
      cthornton523 6 months ago +1

      Enjoy, his books are great.

    • Power Kanter
      Power Kanter 6 months ago +2

      "The Terminal List", Amazon video, starring Chris Pratt, brings Carr's action scenes to the screen.

  • Michael Clavelli
    Michael Clavelli 6 months ago +4

    Just found your podcast, I've read all of your books. Can't wait for the next one!!!!!

  • D Zed
    D Zed 6 months ago +45

    I love listening to Peter's insights in the midst of such conflicting narratives.

    • 4737Carlin
      4737Carlin 16 days ago +1

      Wait untill you hear his theory on how to identify a homosexual man by the length of his fingers.

    • GhostPirate LeChuck
      GhostPirate LeChuck 14 days ago +1

      You realize he’s an intelligence consultant, right?

  • john ross
    john ross 5 months ago +53

    Zeihan is FANTASTIC. Period!!! I love ALL his stuff and listen to him as much as possible.

    • Alex Shishkin
      Alex Shishkin 4 months ago

      Re: the part that deals with war in Ukraine.
      I'd say that Zeihan over-emphasizes the theory of Russia seeking some kind of 'defensible frontier'. From historical documents, Russian/Soviet expansions of the past were driven mostly by an easily recognizable 'every land grab adds value to the empire' theory of imperial governance which was pretty much universal across the world until 19th Century. And current Russian leadership is no exception: they are illiterate in the field of modern tech, and still believe more land and more people to be the only and ultimate measure of greatness.
      Also, I'd discount at least a little bit Zeihan's demographic conclusions: Russian demography does mean their population will be dwindling for the foreseeable future, but Russians becoming extinct is not in the cards any time soon.
      Other than this, yes, what he has said is valid, IMO.

    • Lucas Grey
      Lucas Grey 4 months ago +1

      @Alex Shishkin Nothing Zeihan says is valid. He thinks Mao did One Child Policy. Mao died years before it was developed.
      Russia doesn't want the Russian population in Donbass to be ethnically cleansed in the manner that the Serbian population of Kosovo was.

    • ChrisBrengel
      ChrisBrengel 4 months ago +1

      No, he's not fantastic. I used to think that too. He's always entertaining, for sure, but he oversimplifies like mad, assumes human beings can't adapt, emphasizes points that are true but not very important, forecasts things to happen much faster than they do, etc.
      Take everything he says with a large chunk of salt.

  • Leslie Mutch
    Leslie Mutch 6 months ago +2

    What an absolutely amazing podcast your guest Peter Zeihan is brilliant I love the amount of knowledge and his take on world at hand, thank you for having him on. First time I have ever listened to him and now I think I will follow him. Amazing and interesting take on everything.

  • kierbaudy
    kierbaudy 6 months ago +17

    I learned so much, great guest. He makes sense, not just some weird opinions and conspiracy theories.

    • Ted Wong
      Ted Wong 2 months ago

      He sounds like he is in the inner circle with Xi and Putin

  • John X
    John X 6 months ago +10

    Two great men having an important conversation. I wonder how many other amazing interviews have been on Jack Carr?

  • jkb462
    jkb462 5 months ago +8

    Peter was on fire in this episode. His takes on China are really amusing.

    COLIN KEIZER 6 months ago +45

    Great discussion, as usual whenever Peter is involved. Totally agree his books should be high school reading and required texts for college courses.

      COLIN KEIZER 6 months ago +4

      @jim smith Wow. I guess the north of Russia is not taiga, then. Silly me. And growing rice requires no phosphates at all. I wonder if this is just a troll account. I imagine all sorts of unsavory folk in China, Russia and some other dark places around the world probably spend lots of time trying and failing to erase and muddy the fascinating ideas Peter shares. Fortunately, I'm a geography and history and technology student for many, many years and quite eager to consider how what Peter has to say fits my own knowledge on these topics.

  • B.J. Sculley
    B.J. Sculley 6 months ago +21

    It's really nice to listen to somebody like Peter who speaks logically and doesn't use every opportunity, no matter how small, to engage in creating irrational fear... Wish the media behaved like this

    • Kosmo Shield
      Kosmo Shield 6 months ago +2

      @B.J. Sculley or is Peter creating irrational optimism? 😉

  • Yard Hatch
    Yard Hatch 6 months ago +47

    Have a cousin that was a missionary and opened a orphanage in China during the one child policy. The stories and children are absolutely heartbreaking.

    • King Fisher
      King Fisher 6 months ago +4

      Is your cousin's first name Peter?

    • Yard Hatch
      Yard Hatch 6 months ago +3

      @King Fisher no but if I remember right home of hope was the name of the orphanage.

    • Gilian Rampart
      Gilian Rampart 2 months ago +1

      "Openned an orphanage in China "

    • miguel becerril
      miguel becerril 2 months ago +1


  • snekkel
    snekkel 6 months ago +24

    this guy never claims he doesn't know, he seems to have the answers for everything, an expert at everything lol

    • JRY
      JRY 6 months ago +8

      The kind of guy to avoid at parties for sure.

    • Wilfred Darr
      Wilfred Darr 6 months ago +5

      Ya. I noticed he's wrong on a bunch of stuff: what did you notice?

    • snekkel
      snekkel 5 months ago +5

      @Wilfred Darr can't tell what is wrong or not, i don't have a looking glass into the future. This guy however claims he knows what is going to happen with seemingly 100 % accuracy

    • Wilfred Darr
      Wilfred Darr 5 months ago +8

      @snekkel In 2014 dude nailed down the 2022 Russian invasion down to 30 days: he's not just throwing "stuff" at the wall to see what sticks. And his analysis lines up with what other analysts I respect are saying, so I'm going to take his opinion over yours.
      I do hope you understand!

    • snekkel
      snekkel 5 months ago +1

      @Wilfred Darr fair enough

  • Rob USMC
    Rob USMC 6 months ago +11

    I love listening to Peter, thank you for the interview

  • Aesthetics Deluxe
    Aesthetics Deluxe 6 months ago +5

    Happy to see Peter in an interview! Nice change of pace

  • Jon Tay
    Jon Tay 6 months ago +62

    Two of my favorite writers and thinkers having a conversation. It was a good day to wake up! Thank you Mr. Carr and Mr. Zeihan.

    • Jerry Shlon
      Jerry Shlon 6 months ago

      I am you third favorite writer?

    • CorePathway
      CorePathway 6 months ago

      ZEE-Han?!? Shoot, I’ve been getting his name wrong in my head for some time now.

  • Marc Todd
    Marc Todd 6 months ago +1

    I first saw Peter on your podcast. I went back and saw everything He has done. Remarkable. I wish he had been around when I was younger. I thank you for your commitment to the truth and for writing such good books. Read then all. Pre ordered next one. I enjoy the guests on your podcast. Keep up the good work. God Bless America.

  • Michael Dobson
    Michael Dobson 2 months ago +1

    I learn something new every time I hear Peter speak. What a great analytical mind!

  • Mike White
    Mike White 2 months ago +6

    The cynic in me says that if a clever man set out to sell a ton of books, a great way to do it would be to assemble the facts in a way that provides a tremendously optimistic view of the future for the target audience. But, props to Peter for being one of only a few folks that put themselves out there and make anything clear. Imagine hearing anything like this from MSM.

  • ШО С
    ШО С 6 months ago +3

    Brilliant conversation with a brilliant mind. Thanks for having Peter!

  • Jarvis Nelson
    Jarvis Nelson 6 months ago +5

    Thanks gentlemen for the video. Who could afford one hour of Peter’s time like this. Thanks.

  • Mikael Carlson - Politics As UNusual

    Peter's take on geopolitics is an inspiration for my next novels as well. Nice job with this interview, Jack.

    • Paracletus
      Paracletus 6 months ago +1

      Indeed, a rich resource for fiction.

  • Joseph Petrillo
    Joseph Petrillo 3 months ago

    Thank You Mr. Carr. Your Guest, and questions where fantastic.

  • Peter West
    Peter West 2 months ago +1

    Great update love your work

  • Olha Kovalova
    Olha Kovalova 3 months ago

    Thank you for this great interview!

  • Miguel Herce
    Miguel Herce 6 months ago +2

    Excellent interview. Peter Zeihan is persuasive and clear eyed as usual.

  • William Pigg
    William Pigg 6 months ago

    Absolutely Love Peter Zeihan and Jack Carr in same podcast 😮LOVIN IT absolutely love Jack Carr books

  • Reece Burnett
    Reece Burnett 6 months ago +29

    Great to have Pete back. Love his ability to articulate these hard to comprehend geopolitical topics. Cheers Jack! 🤝🏼

    • Withnail1969
      Withnail1969 6 months ago +2

      Do you think he is telling you true facts? Take a look one day at how much China produces compared to the US (steel, fertiliser, cars, trucks, aluminium, titanium, cement etc) and ask yourself if the USA's economy is really bigger than China's.

    • Withnail1969
      Withnail1969 6 months ago

      @smhollanshead have you been to China?

    • smhollanshead
      smhollanshead 6 months ago +5

      @Withnail1969 something tells me that’s where you live.

  • Rocky Mackintosh
    Rocky Mackintosh 6 months ago +6

    long time fan of Zeihan ... now I'm a fan and subscriber of Danger Close!

  • Aesir
    Aesir 6 months ago +1

    Just heard this guy and you on here about 24 hours ago, just woke up now and YT must have known I enjoyed it a lot because luckily you 2 are recommended first today also 🎉
    New sub here and now. Excellent coverage on topics many choose to ignore day to day

  • Peter Judah
    Peter Judah 6 months ago +20

    This guest is a walking encyclopedia, wow he is awseome.

      EVERYTHING 6 months ago +3

      But everything the opposite of the truth 🤣

    • Bryan M
      Bryan M 6 months ago +4

      @EVERYTHING says the scam caller 😊

    • ChrisBrengel
      ChrisBrengel 4 months ago +1

      No, he's not awesome. I used to think that too. He's always entertaining, for sure, but he oversimplifies like mad, assumes human beings can't adapt, emphasizes points that are true but not very important, forecasts things to happen much faster than they do, etc., etc.
      Take everything he says with a large chunk of salt.

    • Moonman
      Moonman 2 months ago

      @ChrisBrengelpretty much what I thought after listening to him for 5 minutes

  • Steven Kampmann
    Steven Kampmann 6 months ago +2

    Good podcast guys! I got Peter's first book on audible fascinating stuff I love history, I live in Arizona and they already built a huge Intel plant and they started to build another big one. Take care

  • David Baier
    David Baier 6 months ago +4

    Pete's smooth speak keeps a novice on this subject interested. A ton of information that he probably studied and learned to near perfection. I guess I 'll have to watch it a few more times. I'll be a wonk in no time.

    • The Doctor
      The Doctor 6 months ago

      Bachelors poli sci, Masters IR Tulane, JD in Florida... He gives the right numbers but sometimes a flawed conclusion. He works for the government. That's as much as I can say.

    • David Baier
      David Baier 5 months ago

      @The Doctor No, He's got his own consulting firm, which has a few gigs that demand his attention. He doesn't work for the government. He may have done subcontract consulting for them. I'm not sure what you mean by "flawed conclusion". He gives us large amounts of information. Enough information to steer you in the right direction, that's if you can't rely on your crystal ball of course.

    • Oxyd
      Oxyd 5 months ago

      Then you don't have much to say. Contract speeches do not count as "working for the government"

  • George Beck-Millan
    George Beck-Millan 6 months ago +25

    Thanks for this excellent interview. I love Peter Zeihan's books and have learned a ton over the past couple of years. I love your books, too :) Can't wait for the new one!

  • A
    A 6 months ago +1

    Great podcast nicely done

  • B B
    B B 6 months ago +10

    Put Zeihan and Carr in the same conversation it's a pretty good idea to tune in.

  • VS
    VS 6 months ago +7

    very good interview, i like the way Jack asks non-wordy questions and sits back and lets the interviewee talk, perhaps he knows Peter well and knows he has a lot to say.

  • Dan Powell
    Dan Powell 6 months ago +1

    I started following Peter Zeihan after you mentioned him in your 2nd book. So glad you did because when I looked him up, my world view expanded 10 fold. Love your books Jack and now I love Peter's as well. Thank you both.

  • Towering Oak
    Towering Oak 6 months ago +2

    Peter seems very optimistic while so many others are not. I’m not sure I believe him but I would like to.

  • Nick
    Nick 6 months ago +454

    As someone that has been following Zeihan since his first book, I am so glad people are finally starting to wake up to his logic. Great to see him back on the podcast.

    • dee snyder
      dee snyder 6 months ago +52

      I don't trust what he's saying. Seems like propaganda.

    • Lawrence Martin
      Lawrence Martin 6 months ago +18

      Feelings.... not facts....

    • Dan
      Dan 6 months ago +30

      @dee snyder His tone comes across as overly narcissistic... I can't seem to shake that

    • Hammer 67
      Hammer 67 6 months ago +35

      @dee snyder "Propaganda" for what purpose or client, exactly? As a geopolitical analyst with significant government and private sector clients, you don't tend to have a successful, long-term career if you are peddling propaganda. Those types of clients want accurate, actionable information. In the geo-analyst sector, your track record speaks for itself.

    • dee snyder
      dee snyder 6 months ago +8

      @Hammer 67 propaganda for what? We have been INNONDATED with " propaganda " since 2013.

  • Chris Earles
    Chris Earles 4 months ago +1

    Amazed of your interesting facts. I love your military videos however videos like this are also very entertaining

  • Muddy Paws Adventurer
    Muddy Paws Adventurer 6 months ago

    great interview. Peter just filled in the gaps that I had in my overall opinion. Glad I listened

  • Douglas Hanson
    Douglas Hanson 6 months ago +6

    Zeihan's explanations are comforting, especially on China, which makes me highly suspicious of them. I hope he's correct, but I'm preparing myself for him being dead wrong.

  • C.C Ryder
    C.C Ryder 6 months ago +5

    Thanks a bunch. Given me a larger perspective to the Ukraine/Russia war

  • Mad Max
    Mad Max 6 months ago +5

    What a Breath of fresh Air listening to Peter

  • Antonio Milone
    Antonio Milone 6 months ago +29

    Great content, Jack.
    Appreciate you!
    Looking forward to more.
    And congrats on the book and 2nd season of the terminal list! Awesome!!

  • Kyle Gerbrandt
    Kyle Gerbrandt 6 months ago

    Those were some great questions Mr Carr, well done and thank you.

  • Warren Jones
    Warren Jones 6 months ago +3

    Peter Zeihan proves that you can be a brilliant thought leader and still pronounce the word "nuclear" as "nook-yoo-lar".

  • Stan
    Stan 3 months ago

    I've visited China and have a few Chinese's friends there and they explained the one child policy to me. In order for the government to enforce it they had to change the people's mindset to the point that if a coupe accidently had a second child that the second child would be shun by the community. This has made if difficult to rapidly change people from only having one child now. That and there are economic reason too. The Chinese government is trying to encourage women to get married and have more children telling them to stop being so picky about who they pick as a mate.

  • kitk888
    kitk888 6 months ago +11

    “Type it into your search engine abs things will pop up” is how Peter does 99% of his research for his books

    • wrath231
      wrath231 6 months ago +1


    • Drunk Gambler
      Drunk Gambler 3 months ago

      He still thinks of modern day Russia in terms of Soviet Union. And about war in Ukraine, in terms of WW2.
      Not the case at all.

  • Vladimir Gmitter
    Vladimir Gmitter 6 months ago +9

    I like how Peter Zeihan says with absolute confidence all of those things even that he is wrong in most of the cases... :D:D:D

  • Shelly S
    Shelly S 6 months ago +10

    Wow, amazing interview! You got so much great stuff out of Peter. Lots of new conversation. Thanks and great job!!

    • Ryan Pfeiffer
      Ryan Pfeiffer 6 months ago

      Great call... it's easy to follow Peter's logic because he simplifies it AND it seems like he gets asked the same questions over and over. Couldnt agree more, this was a rangy interview compared to a lot of the others. Such a laid back and friendly style, but never degrading the interview to fluff.

  • Susan Adams -Wauro
    Susan Adams -Wauro 6 months ago

    Always fascinating to listen to Peter Z. Thanks for having him on Jack!

  • William Estep
    William Estep 2 days ago

    Love the Terminal lists books. Love that you are letting main character age. Just a word on Peter Zeihan remember everyone has their biases. I do like his work but there are reaches in his logic.

  • Martin Truther
    Martin Truther 6 months ago +5

    Zeihan is brilliant.

    SHARE FAIL 6 months ago +2

    I love Peter's work. I do find his prognostications about China a little bit too rough and ready, though. I seriously doubt Xi Jinping is surrounded by complete idiots and some analysis and examples are needed to back this up. China may be a dictatorship but it's a pretty sophisticated and well-oiled one.

  • Waiakalulu1
    Waiakalulu1 6 months ago

    Peter really is on his way to being recognized as a national treasure. His insights are thoughtful and provocative. Much respect for having him as a guest. Many thanks!

  • Aaron
    Aaron 6 months ago +37

    Love both yours and Peter's books. Thanks for the great conversation

  • Sebastian Elke
    Sebastian Elke 6 months ago +2

    What a great interview!

  • a24396
    a24396 2 months ago

    Very interesting discussion, thanks for posting!

  • Guanaalex
    Guanaalex 4 months ago

    When Brilliance meets Genius.. One of the best guests ever..

  • Sulucnumoh
    Sulucnumoh 6 months ago +36

    This guy is the most optimistic person in the world..... definitely being paid to be 😊😊

    • per januschas
      per januschas 6 months ago +7

      Yup, and a lot of the stuff he's claiming to be true, I completely disagree with, and i would call some of it nonsense. Some of it is interesting, and he knows demographics, but what he says about the Russian Ukrainian war is akin to some woke nonsense imhop. It would be interesting to hear him flesh out the same statements in a debate with Scott Ritter. He is entertaining though.😅

    • Noah Schmartz
      Noah Schmartz 6 months ago +4

      yes this guy seems to know it all , as they say derogatively around here.

  • Jack Sherzer
    Jack Sherzer 6 months ago +1

    Appreciate you doing these vids - thank you!

  • Matthew MacCaughey
    Matthew MacCaughey 6 months ago +30

    Love Peter!!! Thanks so much for hosting him again Jack!

  • Joe Podosky
    Joe Podosky 5 months ago

    A very interesting & insightful video. Loved it. When Peter Zeihan said that " the problem is the primary system...[as it] encourages people to play to the base rather than play to the middle". Not sure how you overcome that though. Maybe the adoption of compulsory voting would overcome the problem of appealing to the base.

    • Elektrotehnik
      Elektrotehnik 4 months ago

      European political systems. Look it up.
      Coalition governments, s multi-party system, a hybrid between “vote-the-person” & “vote-the-(political)-party”.
      Greetings & Love ❤, from Slovenia 👍

  • Chimaine McNealy
    Chimaine McNealy 4 months ago

    This guy Peter Zeihan knows everything lol. But kudos to the host. He is a really good interviewer.

  • Ocox
    Ocox 6 months ago +3

    Peter Ziehen is always good for some chuckles 😂

  • Christopher McCormick
    Christopher McCormick 6 months ago +1

    Great show Jack! Cheers 🥃

  • Homer Beer
    Homer Beer 3 months ago

    If only any human was a tenth as smart as Peter thinks he is.

  • Vegiepire
    Vegiepire 6 months ago +34

    Zeihan is great. Ther only complaint I have is he rarely does more than an hour. I know he is a busy guy buy I could watch at least 3 & as much as maybee 4.5 hours. But thankfully he shows up in many places at once. Have listened to one of his books so far & will do the rest. Subbed. Awesome channel. Thanks

    • OCMetals
      OCMetals 6 months ago +4

      His book is on audible. I’m like you and need to hear more

    • Mike Dee
      Mike Dee 6 months ago

      His routine is capped.

    • ufester27
      ufester27 6 months ago

      Buy his audiobook. I'm halfway thru right now

  • Tony Mills
    Tony Mills 6 months ago

    One thing Peter couldn't be, is a politician... He just tells it like it is

  • In Gratitude I Am
    In Gratitude I Am 6 months ago +4

    One thing overlooked was that prior to that disaster known as the "withdrawal from Afghanistan," the Taliban assumed we were going to keep Bagram. That would have been a huge strategic advantage in dealing with China and Russia. Oh well.

    • M M
      M M 6 months ago

      Assuming the need to pull troops also implies expectations that Russia will invade Poland etc. Leaving behind arsenal is also confusing if following the narrative that we are supplying ammunition without ground support so while the practical delivery of clear-minded and useful information is a relief, it has holes. The delivery of "hope" escapes pragmatism when information is skimmed over as such. Otherwise, great talk but with BRI and Pakistan etc in the region, a power vacuum is certainly to our advantage, how remains to be seen and would like to better understand.

  • Chris Coco
    Chris Coco 6 months ago +1

    One thought is that China won’t need a larger Chinese workforce in the future when they can put other nations in debt and leverage that nation’s wealth to their advantage

  • WarfarenotWarfair
    WarfarenotWarfair 6 months ago +1

    I have had an account with Navy Federal Credit Union since 1995. Awesome service over the years.

  • Sylvia Contreras
    Sylvia Contreras 6 months ago

    Such insight is appreciated and makes me hopeful for our country.❤

  • lolhwaet
    lolhwaet 6 months ago +89

    I have yet to find anyone who has a better combination of grim, unvarnished realism, evidence-based intelligence, and civilized honesty than Zeihan. Every time I listen to him, I end up coming out of it more enlightened. Thanks for having him on the show, I've watched a ton of his videos lately and yet still learned several new things from this one.

    • Ryan Pfeiffer
      Ryan Pfeiffer 6 months ago +7

      I second this. I skim the comments to see how the narcissists try to chop him up and, really, the stupidity you read when people try to slam this guy is worth the skim. It's cringy and funny when the old "I'm smarter than you, watch this witty comment I laced with sarcasm for likes" falls really flat when you try to trash this guy. Like you said-> He's pretty solid from all sides.

    • Patrick McGhee
      Patrick McGhee 6 months ago +2

      I fing his works to be credible & more spot on than any government representative! FACT...

    • kyle
      kyle 6 months ago +1

      @Ryan Pfeiffer it's so fun watching them spaz out lol

    • Lifes so Good
      Lifes so Good 6 months ago

      Wtf??? How

  • Harold Burton
    Harold Burton 6 months ago +5

    It was a minor part of Zeihan's talk--which I found extremely fascinating and informative--but his bit at the end about California's version of producing electricity versus Germany's version (both of which are based on sunshine hours) was accurate. I served in Germany for two years in the Army, and after the first dreary year (weatherwise), I counted the number of days the second summer in which we had sunshine all day long, and the sad little number was 7. Yes, 7 days of actual sunshine all day long. No wonder I (and countless others) were depressed. Thank God for lovely young frauleins!

    • Shostako
      Shostako 6 months ago +1

      Zeihan is going into trash can, and he's gonna love it

  • Raw and Cooked Vegan
    Raw and Cooked Vegan 6 months ago +4

    So, was that American rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan in part inspired by a need to prepare for Ukraine? Good interview. Thank you.

  • Brian Redban
    Brian Redban 6 months ago +1

    I love this guy I hope he is right about China

  • Spencer Howard
    Spencer Howard 6 months ago +9

    I like PZ and always look for his analysis but I become sceptical when he talks about some things where I do have a literal autistic level of interest.
    As a tech enthusiast and investor it seems to me that he has only a very surface level of understanding on semi conductors and the industry. I don't know if he understands what analog and digital actually means being older or slower doesn't make a chip 'almost analog' the reason Analog chips are often (not always) made on older nodes is because analog components don't scale with lithography as well as digital components do and start having issues below 90nm. There are analog components on just about all ICs and micro controllers regardless of the node.
    Also China's semi conductor industry is no where near as bad or as incompetent as he asserts. They are hitting a wall to progress further but that's because they can't access extreme ultraviolet EUV lithography machines. EUV machines took decades to work with the combined effort of multiple governments and most of the industry pouring billions into research. ASML which is a Dutch US co owned company is the only company in the world that can make them and TSMC and Intel own like 99% of the machines in existence.
    Because EUV was behind schedule for literal decades Fabs like TSMC, Samsung, Intel and global foundries created clever work around to continue to reduce feature size of components on integrated circuits. Most notably double patterning and quad patterning. TSMCs first 7nm node was achieved WITHOUT EUV but the later enhanced revisions of the node did include EUV for some layers which reduced process time costs and increased performance.
    SMIC has been able to achieve a working 7nm node in China without the use of EUV. It's more expensive and not as good as Intel's 10nm (now renamed intel7) or TSMCs N7 nodes but it's within the same ballpark. It doesn't clock as high, seems to yield worse with larger rheticals and is less power efficient. BUT it performs better overall and well enough to beat 14 and 16nm nodes as well as 12nm nodes for density and efficiency.
    SMIC is not the best and they will struggle with new nodes without EUV lithography but it's good enough to keep enterprise and research alive. It's also good enough for AI chips in the future with some AI accelerators produced on slightly older nodes like 12nm. China is behind on the design side of chips too so embargoes of Nvidia, AMD and Intel hardware that specialise in AI will slow research down but it won't stop it.
    The idea that China couldn't use TSMCs advanced fabs is just laughable. Assuming that they didn't kill all the engineers and operators they would be able to bring those facilities online pretty quickly and they could probably start making their own bootleg copies of various high end products in Taiwan as for many of these products the entire assembly is done there along with some of the design teams etc. Even if they did do a lot of damage to all that, if they can get their hands on a significant number of EUV machines they suddenly lose a huge handicap.
    On another note: devices that operate in space often use the OLDEST biggest nodes they can. The Mars rovers main CPUs are derived from a pentium 3 on about 300nm. Larger feature sizes on older chips are far more radiation resistant than modern smaller transistors. It's also easier to design in fault tolerance on older nodes as they have had more of their bugs ironed out over time. I wouldn't be surprised if most satellites most advanced silicon components were fabricated on mature nodes a few steps behind leading edge let alone bleeding edge.
    I noticed more errors but this is enough I think to demonstrate that some of his claims should be taken with a grain of salt. I'm not saying his broader analysis is wrong but simply there are clearly blindspots.

    • Mike Borrelli
      Mike Borrelli 7 days ago +1

      Thankyou for the massively in depth explanation. Really, it's rare to have these types of industries and products explained to such a degree of expertise. I learned more reading your comment then I did listening to this fraudulent fortune teller,.

  • M McGuire
    M McGuire 6 months ago +1

    Well, I’d sure like to know his thoughts on Canada relative to North American stability. Canada crossed a precarious threshold in the last couple years by eliminating constitutional rights and within the next year could cross over to full on Socialism with the support of China. For reference, look in to China’s support of Canadian politicians, some of whom are first generation Chinese. It’s a dangerous time geopolitically.

  • gutstompenrocker
    gutstompenrocker 6 months ago +129

    Peter Zeihan opened my eyes to the inner workings of the world.

    • NathansHVAC
      NathansHVAC 6 months ago +5

      A little light on the anarchy. He is still wrong that russia wants poland thoigh.

    • gutstompenrocker
      gutstompenrocker 6 months ago +10

      @NathansHVAC Yeah right, Putin.

    • Heath Hadsell
      Heath Hadsell 6 months ago +8

      @NathansHVAC no he wants control of the access point from the east; happens to be in poland

    • LRRPFco52
      LRRPFco52 6 months ago +20

      @NathansHVAC Weird. Russian foreign ministry personnel said in the 2000s that Poland was very much part of the plan for expanding Russia back to “it’s rightful place”. Maybe you know more than them. They said they’re taking back Kazakstan, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. When I was in Estonia in 2008, they invaded Georgia and I said, “Hmmmmmmm..."

  • TT HH
    TT HH 4 months ago

    Why cant we ever get a person with brains like Peter to run for president ?

  • Michael Royer
    Michael Royer 12 days ago

    Peter is brilliant and a tool of the elites

  • ouimetco
    ouimetco 6 months ago +1

    Good talk jack and great questions. Cheers