Demography and World Power, With Nicholas Eberstadt

Nicholas Eberstadt, the Henry Wendt Chair in political economy at the American Enterprise Institute, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how demographic trends in China, Russia, and the United States will shape and constrain global geopolitical competition.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Episode Guests
  • Nicholas Eberstadt
    Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute

Show Notes

Mentioned on the Podcast


Nicholas Eberstadt, “America Hasn’t Lost Its Demographic Advantage,” Foreign Affairs


Nicholas Eberstadt, “Can America Cope with Demographic Decline?,National Review


Nicholas Eberstadt, “China’s Collapsing Birth and Marriage Rates Reflect a People’s Deep Pessimism,” Washington Post


Nicholas Eberstadt, Russia’s Peacetime Demographic Crisis: Dimensions, Causes, Implications


Nicholas Eberstadt, “Russian Power in Decline,” Milken Institute Review


Nicholas Eberstadt, “The China Challenge: A Demographic Predicament Will Plague the Mainland for Decades,” Discourse


Nicholas Eberstadt, “With Great Demographics Comes Great Power,” Foreign Affairs


Nicholas Eberstadt and Ashton Verdery, “A Revolution Is Coming for China’s Families,” The Wall Street Journal


Nicholas Eberstadt and Ashton Verdery, “China’s Shrinking Families,” Foreign Affairs


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