Abishur Prakash

Abishur Prakash

Toronto, Ontario
CEO & Founder - Geopolitical Expert, Futurist, Political Analyst, Author
Abishur Prakash is the CEO of The Geopolitical Business, an advisory firm focused on protecting businesses from geopolitics and keeping them profitable. Abishur Prakash is a leading authority on the intersection of technology and geopolitics. He has authored multiple groundbreaking books that explore how transformative technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing are reshaping global power dynamics. A member of the Advisory Board for the Budapest Centre for Long-Term Sustainability, Prakash has been featured in major media outlets such as CNBC and BBC. His expertise provides invaluable guidance for governments and businesses navigating the complex challenges of today's rapidly evolving technological and geopolitical landscape.
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Abishur Prakash is a globally recognized authority on geopolitics, economics and technology. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia and Canada, his multicultural upbringing spans multiple continents, including time spent in India and Hong Kong. His upbringing has played a major role in shaping his unique perspective on geopolitics—fusing traditional concepts of power, influence, and domination with the transformative shift of technology’s impact on geopolitical strategies influenced by diverse cultures and systems.

As the CEO and co-founder of The Geopolitical Business, an advisory firm based in Toronto, Canada, he guides multinationals, central banks, and corporations in navigating geopolitics. His tenure at the Center for Innovating the Future (CIF) cemented his reputation, leading to his recognition by institutions such as the World Economic Forum, Brookings Institution, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (United Arab Emirates).

In 2022, the Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s Budapest Lectures series welcomed Abishur Prakash to lecture on technology’s role in remaking geopolitics. In 2023, Prakash expanded his influence by starting The Geopolitical Business, contributing to critical dialogues on issues such as the Ukraine war and the future of technology at Sandor Palace, underscoring his relevance in current geopolitical discourse.

Abishur recently spoke in Budapest at the invitation of the President of Hungary, Katalin Novak, discussing the global impact of the Ukraine war and providing insights on the economic and political outlook on world politics, political influence and emerging superpowers. Before that he was interviewed by the Hungarian Conservative, which featured a popular interview – ‘We are exiting the world where a single superpower calls the shots’ – Interview with Abishur Prakash.

Prakash is a sought-after speaker at international forums, sharing his expertise on topics ranging from cybersecurity to international robotics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Abishur’s coined phrase ‘Next Geopolitics’ has prompted nations to adapt their strategies in a rapidly evolving global landscape. Prakash serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Budapest Centre for Long-Term Sustainability (BC4LS) and has made appearances on major broadcast media outlets like CNBC and BBC, South China Post, CNBC, Reuters and many more…

A prolific writer, Abishur Prakash is the author of five books. His initial offering, “Next Geopolitics: The Future of World Affairs (Technology),” laid the groundwork by identifying emerging technologies as the new arbiters of global power. This idea gained further traction with his book “Go.AI (Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence),” which was acknowledged by France-based think tank IFRI. His most recent book, “The World Is Vertical: How Technology Is Remaking Globalization,” builds upon these themes, cementing his standing as a preeminent thinker at the crossroads of technology and global affairs.

Abishur Prakash is a preeminent thought leader specializing in transformative technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, virtual reality, and genetic engineering. His unique futurist perspective offers actionable insights to businesses, governments, and global leaders, assisting them in navigating the new paradigms shaping economic landscapes, socio-political dynamics, and workforce structures. Abishur’s work delves into a range of complex themes from technology and economics to warfare and political tensions, further enriched by data sovereignty, ethical technology, and environmental sustainability considerations.

By integrating these themes with critical subjects such as international trade, sanctions, intellectual property rights, cultural diplomacy, global health security, and human rights, Prakash provides a comprehensive framework for understanding today’s rapidly changing landscape. His analyses address how emerging technologies impact global supply and demand, contribute to the rise of new superpowers, and influence shifting political alliances. This nuanced approach positions him as an invaluable resource for those aiming to adapt and thrive in a world where technological advancement intersects geopolitical power and influence.



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Abishur Prakash Topic Presentations

the war in board rooms

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  • Geopolitics has created a new emergency in company boardrooms. The governments are determined to force their will onto company operations. Even companies have started playing geopolitics like nation-states. As a result, the world of business is changing in astonishing ways. The business environment is completely changed. For leaders to fight the new wars and protect their companies, they need to understand the unique ways geopolitics creates a new business environment and puts billions of dollars on the line.

new dynamics of us-china showdown

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  • The US and China – the two largest economies on the planet – are currently fighting to rule the world’s present and future. Except, what the US and China have done so far to each other and the world is only the beginning. The next phase of the US-China showdown will upend the strategies of nations and companies in the most unexpected ways. Every nation and business should pay attention to the US-China showdown may go next and prepare accordingly.

the green geopolitics

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  • Sustainability has become more than a buzzword. It is the new aspiration of companies and countries to improve humanity. From energy to trade and more, nations and businesses around the world have made sustainability a priority. But, a new challenge – geopolitics – has emerged. It is redefining what a nation or business or region may or may not be able to achieve with sustainability. Geopolitics is the new and unexpected axis of sustainability affecting investments and plans. The ability to meet sustainable targets hinges on geopolitics.

geopolitics of algorithms

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  • In 2019, Abishur Prakash wrote the world’s first book, Go. AI, which described how geopolitics and artificial intelligence (AI) were affecting each other and how that was impacting the world. Today, as AI is quickly becoming the new core of success for nations and companies, what a nation or company can do with AI depends on the actions of two stakeholders: governments and technology companies (developing AI). This is a pandora’s box. There are all kinds of risks associated with AI because of geopolitics.

    For nations, a new paradigm has emerged. Humans alone are no longer in the driver’s seat of geopolitics.  For companies, before they could even fully profit from AI, their success is automatically hinged on geopolitics. Nations and companies risk having their success hijacked if they are not preparing for the geopolitics that algorithms are forming.

post war future

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  • The Russia-Ukraine war has cracked the existing design of the world. Everything – trade or alliances, currencies or ideologies – is being questioned or discarded. What is forming from the war is a new global environment – the ‘Post War Future’ – where governments and company C-suites are rethinking everything to secure their place. The post-war future is redefining everything from business to geopolitics to economy to society. It is the new inflection point in the evolution of the world. The new trajectory is already changing both nations’ and companies’ fate and fortunes.

the global fight for brains

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  • Whether it is a chip engineer in Taiwan or a computer science graduate in the US, talent has found its way into geopolitics. As nations bet on technology to drive their power, they need “critical talent”. But, this talent is in short supply. As a result, nations are imposing radical laws and taking provocative steps to win the global fight for brains. These actions could not only end up defining who calls the shots on the global battlefield but also change the “talent and workforce” calculations of companies around the world.

trickle down geopolitics

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  • Heard of “trickle down economics”? Get familiar with “trickle down geopolitics.” No matter where one looks today, geopolitics is everywhere. Whether it is education, investments or agriculture, areas that were once insulated from world affairs, are now being shaped by them. Nobody can escape what is happening. As geopolitics is unleashed on the world, everybody must become familiar with the new status quo.

the world is vertical

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  • Since the end of World War II, the world has had a particular design. From Buenos Aires to Budapest to Bangkok, wherever one lived, it was the same direction societies and economies were moving in: fewer barriers, more integration and more global approaches. But, in the past few years, this logic has been challenged.

    Nations are rethinking how they connect with the world, prioritizing ideology, sovereignty, borders, and local economy over everything else. As a result, instead of the world being open and accessible, as it has been, it is full of walls and barriers, many of which are technology-based. The consequences of the world becoming vertical will change the destinies of nations and companies.


Abishur is a provocative and powerful speaker. He shows audiences the new way, ideas, and maps of geopolitics in ways few can.

Norbert Csizmadia

President of the Board of Trustees
Pallas Athene Domus Meriti Foundation (Innovation and Geopolitics)

Abishur’s insights challenge conventional wisdom and remind all stakeholders to plan for future challenges.

Eugene Demaitre

Former Senior Editor
Robotics Business Review and The Robot Report

Articles & Media

U.S.-China tech battle entering its ‘primetime’ — and generative A.I. could be the next frontier


Washington has sought to cut off China from key technology like semiconductors while China has looked to boost its self-sufficiency and wean itself off American technology, touting its domestic sectors. “The status quo isn’t likely to change much on any front — from sanctions to business...

These are the technology trends that will shape our lives in 2023


“The entire field of sustainability, underpinned by technologies, will play a monumental role in 2023,” says Abishur Prakash, co-founder and geopolitical futurist at the Center for Innovating the Future (CIF), in Toronto, and author of “The World is Vertical: How Technology is Remaking...

You can't replace the dollar, but here are 5 alternative assets that are chipping away at the greenback's supremacy

Business Insider

"It's clear from the moves China is making, like paying for almost all Russian oil imports in yuan or working with Brazil for yuan-denominated trade, that China does not want its currency to remain domestic," Abishur Prakash, the head of The Geopolitical Business, a Toronto-based advisory firm,...

ANALYSIS-India push for digital sovereignty risks more online surveillance


India is increasingly pushing back against technologies that it believes “will give control over its society and economy to foreign powers,” said Abishur Prakash, a geopolitical analyst.

XR Today

Demond Cureton

What Is the Verticalised World and How Will It Impact the XR Industry?



New walls will become a Digital Iron Curtain | Interview with Abishur Prakash

DigiTimes Asia

Judy Lin

Entering an age of vertical globalization: Q&A with geopolitical futurist Abishur Prakash


Next Geopolitics: The Future of World Affairs (Technology) Volume One
Next Geopolitics: The Future of World Affairs (Technology) Volume One
For decades, variables like oil, currency, and ultimately, war, defined geopolitics. But, suddenly, technology has become the most important driving force for geopolitics, shaping global power. Next Geopolitics: Volume One is the first book to explore this new era of geopolitics. From AI to...
Next Geopolitics: The Future of World Affairs (Technology) Volume Two
Next Geopolitics: The Future of World Affairs (Technology) Volume Two
While all eyes are on technologies like AI or quantum, a separate basket of technologies has formed, from sustainable tech to brain implants to the metaverse. These technologies have the potential to radically alter the global landscape, and the way nations behave with one another. A follow up to...
Go.AI (Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence)
Go.AI (Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence)
The rise of AI could revolutionize geopolitics more than any other technology. From deepfakes to diplomacy, AI has the potential to give nations (and businesses) unprecedented power over how the world works. The race to be the world’s leading “AI power” is also a race over who will call the...
The Age of Killer Robots
The Age of Killer Robots
As nations seek new military power, they are giving “weapons” the ability to think for themselves. Whether it is an autonomous submarine or a drone swarm, the next wars could be fought by “killer robots.” How do governments manage this new reality? And, are humans losing control over world...
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