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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.

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 a problem with the largest economy in Europe not really being in control of its own economy. So in that sense it’s the most dangerous country in Europe because it’s the […]

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 an article in Geopolitical Futures entitled ‘China Is Still Really Poor’.” Full Story

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, it would mean that Russia has agreed to force the Iranians out of Syria, a significant development for both Israel and the Syrian war itself. – George Friedman Full Story

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 allows U.S. companies to sue Cuban entities. Over the past 125 years, however, the U.S. and Cuba have shifted from close allies to sworn enemies. – Allison Fedirka Full Story

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 another it reminds us how easy it would be to trigger nuclear annihilation. All it takes is one miscalculation or mistaken intention for none of us to be here anymore. – […]

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.” – George Friedman on where things stand with the tumultuous North Korea-US relationship & how it all impacts Japan. Full Story

Brain Bar – Moral Machines, the Mars Obsession and Facebook Censorship...

How does #science and #technology relate to moral obligation? Is there such a thing as a morally neutral technology? Jacob L. Shapiro discusses on Brain Bar’s first podcast. Full Story

George Friedman: Can We Stop Global Warming?

Why is passion a dangerous thing when it comes to serious debates like climate change? GPF Chairman George Friedman explains in the newest installment of Brain Bar’s Ask the Right Question series.

Brain Bar – Can we stop global warming? | Ask the...

Why is passion a dangerous thing when it comes to serious debates like climate change? GPF Chairman George Friedman explains in the newest installment of Brain Bar’s Ask the Right Question series. Full Story