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Geopolitical Futures is a company that charts the course of the international system. It’s an ambitious mission, maybe even foolhardy, but hear us out.

The World and Everything in it – The Olasky Interview: George...

Interestingly, the country that Texas and California, the two largest states, export the most to is Mexico. The idea that we would close the border? Well, we would expect the Californians to be shocked and upset. What very few people understand is that the Texans are enraged. – George Friedman Full Story

The Australian Financial Review – Brexit and Charles de Gaulle’s last...

As we watch the British government tear itself apart over its relationship to Europe, it is useful to stop and consider the deeper origins of the crisis. – George Friedman Full Story


“George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, pointed out to Newsweek that past Democratic and Republican presidents have stuck by the Saudi regime despite its poor record on human rights. Washington has long seen the alliance as necessary to maintain regional stability and counter Russian influence, he said.” Full Story

The Geopolitics of Deadwood

Join Cole, Jacob, and Phillip on this auspicious April Fools’ Day for a discussion of the Geopolitics of Deadwood. No unauthorized cinnamon.

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Our previous April Fools’ pieces on Game of Thrones and Dune are here:



Intro+Exit music by Jason Shaw, “Hoedown” and “Serenity.”

The Brexit That Never Ends

Cole hosts Phillip, Jacob, and Ryan to talk about the latest developments on the Brexit soap opera. Other exciting topics include Turkey’s economy and everyone’s favorite — Chinese banking reform.

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Real Clear World – In China, Yet Another Course Correction

Beijing is hurtling from one economic reform attempt to the next, but it’s creating ever more problems in its wake. At the plenary meeting of China’s rubber-stamp legislature, Beijing rolled out yet another slate of adjustments to its economic reforms. – Phillip Orchard Full Story

WORLD Magazine – A fragile stability

Geopolitical update: Sifting through the headlines to analyze international developments Full Story

Is Democracy Failing?

CEO George Friedman joins the podcast to talk about whether democracy is failing in the United States and in Europe.

Real Clear World – Italy Signs Up for the Belt and...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been making significant inroads in Europe despite repeated U.S. warnings to its European allies. On March 8, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed that Italy would become the 17th European country to join BRI. – Jacob L. Shapiro Full Story