The Enduring Geopolitical Advantages of the United States

Faced with years of political gridlock in Washington following the financial meltdown in 2008 and the dot-com bubble at the beginning of the century, it is easy to lose confidence in the ability of the United States to maintain its place as the dominant global power.  Fortunately for those of us who live in the U.S., our country has a lot more driving its economic success than its elected officials in Washington and Wall Street financiers. This “long read” from Stratfor Global Intelligence recounts our country’s path to global superpower status, revealing the many enduring economic strengths that make it very likely the U.S. economy and society will continue to thrive in the years ahead.