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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012. He has degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at www.theendofhistory.net
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Ecuador in Chaos

The South American nation of Ecuador appears to be in a state of meltdown, experiencing its worst security crisis in decades. A general state of lawlessness has seemed to dominate the nation since the end of the pandemic, with homicide rates rising, violent prison riots dominating national headlines, rising...
Summer of Global Protests
Nationwide protests are springing up across the world this summer. As frustrations rise to the surface, global crisis and chaos are exposing government ineptness.  *** Although a surge of summer protests occurs nearly every year across the planet, 2022 seems worse than anything in recent memory. The record rising temperatures across...
andy harrington global food crisis
The United Nations released a new report on world hunger this week. The situation is getting worse! Up to 828 million people, or nearly 10 percent of the world’s population, were affected by hunger last year, 46 million more than in 2020 and 150 million more than in 2019....
economic crisis 2022
US inflation is rising. In March, US inflation rose to 8.5%, compared to 2.6% one year earlier. We can expect that number to keep ascending as the fallout of supply chain shortages, rising food prices brought on by the war in Ukraine, and spreading economic decline around the globe...
economic crisis 2022 economic crisis
This article on the 2022 Economic Crisis was broken into two parts because we all know the other guys can’t handle reading more than the headlines and a short bit of the article. If you have not read Part 1, read here first. The Government Is Here to Help; Please...
famine in east africa
The crises are accumulating in East Africa, with no end in sight. The famine in East Africa is the latest and deadliest pinnacle of this chaos. As agriculture experts warn that March and April recorded higher temperatures and less rain than expected, the agriculturally dependent economies in this area of...
worst food crisis
In my 2019 book How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos, I outlined three core crises found at the root of almost every chaotic struggle unfolding around the world today. These three crises were food, water, and population. I outlined how these crises would grow worse, and we...
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None of It Worked

When the coronavirus pandemic first began to surge, I posited a thought on one of the podcast episodes in those early days. How could the American system possibly confront a pandemic? At the time, China was nearing 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, and fears were growing as the coronavirus spread...
immigration
As civilization developed and populations surged, a standard practice emerged among wealthy nations’ relations with poorer countries. The rich nations could pay poorer nations to manage their trash. The definition of “trash” has changed over the decades of the industrialized and tech eras, but the practice continues. In the modern...
french elections 2022
The French elections on Sunday are yet another notice that the polarizing divide in society and politics is not a uniquely American affair. It is a global phenomenon placing strains on a system that can surely not withstand much more. In an era of pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine War, food...