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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.

2019 Forecast Preview: Part 2

2018 is coming to an end, so there’s no better time to think about the future. Every year, GPF produces an Annual Forecast that lays out the trends that will shape the international system, and 2019 is no different. The report, which publishes next week, will showcase predictions on the global economy, power politics in unlikely places, European disunion, developments in the Middle East and much more. In this week’s podcast, hosts Jacob and Cole will give you a sneak peek of what’s to come.

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2019 Forecast Preview: Part 1

2018 is coming to an end, so there’s no better time to think about the future. Every year, GPF produces an Annual Forecast that lays out the trends that will shape the international system, and 2019 is no different. The report, which publishes next week, will showcase predictions on the global economy, power politics in unlikely places, European disunion, developments in the Middle East and much more. In this week’s podcast, hosts Jacob and Cole will give you a sneak peek of what’s to come.

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George Friedman: Is There a Solution to the Migration Crisis?

How can we solve the problem of migration? First, the elite should recognize its price, says GPF Chairman George Friedman. He explains in the newest video from the Brain Bar series, Ask the Right Questions.

George Friedman: Will the EU Fall Apart?

Do not confuse Europe with the European Union, suggests GPF Chairman George Friedman. But has the EU stifled or enhanced the Old Continent? He explains in the newest video from the Brain Bar series, Ask the Right Questions.

George Friedman: The Necessity of Nationalism

What if we get nationalism all wrong? GPF Chairman George Friedman goes back in history to prove that this misunderstood idea is inherently connected with liberalism. Video courtesy of Brain Bar.

Not Another Cold War: Part 2

GPF Director of Analysis Jacob Shapiro welcomes Dr. Andrey Sushentsov, founder and head of Eurasian Strategies, to the show to discuss US-Russia relations and what Americans and Russians don’t understand about each other.

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Around the World with George Friedman

GPF Chairman George Friedman joins Director of Analysis Jacob Shapiro to give thoughts on issues ranging from new alliances in the Middle East to US-China relations. Also: how bad is the societal divide in the United States?

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George Friedman: Will Trump Be Kicked Out of the White House?...

George Friedman, founder and chairman at Geopolitical Futures, discusses the legacy of Donald J. Trump for a new series, Ask the Right Questions, presented by Brain Bar.

Jacob Shapiro: What’s Next for Syria? (video)

What do the key players in Syria want now? GPF’s Dir. of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro explains what Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria are after and what could be next for the war-torn country, via TRT World.

George Friedman: Can China’s Expansion be Stopped? (video)

George Friedman, founder and chairman at Geopolitical Futures, discusses Chinese expansionism for a new series, Ask the Right Questions, presented by Brain Bar.

If Iran Went Nuclear, Would It Even Matter?

The heat is on Iran. Its economy is faltering. The currency is falling. The people are protesting. The government is threatening to close down the Strait of Hormuz. Renewed U.S. sanctions didn’t directly cause all these problems, of course, but they sure didn’t help. And they wouldn’t be an issue had U.S. stayed party to the Iran nuclear agreement. Is this the end of the reconciliation, or just a minor setback? If the deal is forever dead, will Iran now go nuclear? Would doing so achieve its regional objectives? Does deterrence strategy still hold? In this episode, recorded not-live but in-person, Jacob, Cole, Phil and special guest Ryan answer these questions and probably a lot of others you never thought to ask. And they do it without the comfort of an air conditioner.

Turkey and the US: An On-Again, Off-Again Relationship

The U.S. and Turkey have a lot of big mutual problems (Iran, the Islamic State, Bashar Assad) yet seem to be preoccupied by much smaller ones (pastors and alleged deep state operatives). To help explain why this is so, this week’s episode checks in on the status of U.S.-Turkey relations. Also, what’s with the stories about Rex Tillerson preventing a Saudi invasion of Qatar?