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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.

Leighton and George, Part II

After focusing on China in Part I, George and Leighton are at it again, this time talking about the US, Brexit, and a host of other important geopolitical issues.

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GPF Chairman George Friedman discusses the world in 2019, with Part 2 and a discussion the U.S.A. and Europe and Brexit on the Leighton Smith Podcast, via NewstalkZB. Full Story

Real Clear World – Authoritarianism in the Information Age

Russia’s now the most recent example of a country restricting internet access, with its Digital Economy National Program. In effect, it’s new internet infrastructure is being constructed by authoritarian design and with totalitarian potential. – Jacob L. Shapiro Full Story

China’s Failure

Part one of a conversation between GPF CEO George Friedman and Newstalk ZB’s Leighton Smith. They discuss GPF’s 2019 forecast, China’s shortcomings, and New Zealand’s place in the world.

Real Clear World – How Venezuela Aligned the Western Hemisphere

In the Western Hemisphere, it’s Venezuela versus just about everybody. The fallout from the country’s crisis has evolved beyond a confrontation with the United States over sanctions to a hemispheric – even global – melee. – Allison Fedirka Full Story

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“The media is not very good at distinguishing between technical problems and systemic problems. The systemic problem with #China is that it has a massive export-oriented #economy. It’s way too large for domestic consumption, and it’s high rate of employment depends on it.” – GPF Chairman George Friedman discusses the world in 2019 on the […]

Radio Poland – Poland constructive in reshaping EU: expert

Prof. George Friedman, a prominent American geopolitics expert, is pessimistic about the prospects of the European Union. Full Story

The Week Ahead: Intervention and Partition

Cole and Jacob discuss the latest on Venezuela, Brexit, and Afghanistan.

MacroGeo – Remembering to Forget World War II

From international political structures to still-unresolved territorial disputes – between Japan and Russia, between Ukraine and its neighbors, between Israel and the Palestinians and between everyone in the Balkans – the world today was forged by the changes World War II wrought. – Jacob L. Shapiro Full Story

George Friedman: What’s the United Nations Good For?

The United Nations is a very large organization, and a very expensive one. But is it effective? GPF Chairman George Friedman discusses whether the UN is money well spent, in a new episode of Brain Bar’s Ask the Right Question series.