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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 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...

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...

Axios – 1 big thing: Germany is Europe’s most dangerous country

“‘Germany’s economy is really exposed to any shifts in the international market,’ George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, tells Axios. ‘You have...

The New Silk Road Runs Through Italy?

This week, Jacob, Cole and Xander discuss why the Belt and Road Initiative isn’t China’s Marshall Plan, what is and is not boring about Brexit, and how the Caspian Sea could solve some of Iran’s economic problems.

CGTN – China’s anti-poverty efforts worth recognition despite criticism

“Bloomberg News has had headlines like this one: ‘The Trouble with China’s Anti-Poverty Efforts’. And in just the last two-and-a-half years Jacob Shapiro wrote...

Real Clear World – Alliances Shift as the Syrian War Winds...

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel and Russia had agreed to cooperate on withdrawing foreign forces from Syria. If confirmed,...

Real Clear World – Cuba’s Shifting Geopolitics

The United States’ animosity toward Cuba seems a matter of course. So, it came as no surprise when Congress passed legislation this week that...

Real Clear World – Why India and Pakistan Avoided Nuclear War

Tensions have been high in South Asia, to say the least. India and Pakistan are nuclear powers, and any time one nuclear power attacks...

Real Clear World – After Hanoi: North Korea, the US and...

“Establishing that you are prepared to walk away from the table is important – but sometimes the deal falls apart as a result.” –...