Research Summary

The article discusses the recent attempted coup in Russia, the state of democracy globally, and the potential implications for global security. The author argues that the rise of autocracies and the decline in democracies worldwide are troubling trends, given the increasing lethality of modern weapons. The author also discusses the recent attempted coup in Russia by the Wagner Group, a private military company, and its implications for Russia’s future and global geopolitics.

Actionable Insights

  • Monitor the global trend towards autocracy: The author highlights an accelerating trend towards autocracy over the past 18 years, which, if left unchecked, could lead to increased conflict and potential extinction of the human race due to the destructive power of modern weapons.
  • Understand the implications of the attempted coup in Russia: The attempted coup by the Wagner Group in Russia indicates a significant power struggle within the country. The author suggests that Putin’s days may be numbered, and Russia could be in the early stages of total collapse.
  • Consider the impact on global geopolitics: The author suggests that the way the international community responds to the situation in Russia, and other similar situations, will greatly influence future geopolitical events, such as potential conflicts between China and Taiwan.

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