Ryan Bridges

Ryan Bridges is an editor with Geopolitical Futures, having spent years both editing and writing geopolitical articles. He joined Geopolitical Futures in 2017 and spent over a year as a geopolitical analyst writing on Europe and focusing on issues relating to the European Union. His expertise as an editor was in high demand so he recently made the change back to editing rather than analyzing. Prior to Geopolitical Futures Mr. Bridges worked for seven years as an editor at Stratfor. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, where he studied political science with a minor in philosophy. Mr. Bridges lives and works from Germany and also travels extensively in the region. He speaks some German.

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In Germany, the Era That Didn’t Turn

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz delivered his historic “Zeitenwende” – literally, “turn of an era” – speech three days after Russia invaded Ukraine. The world was at an inflection point, Scholz said, and Berlin had to adapt. Foremost, Germany needed a forceful but prudent answer to the Russian attack. Scrapping his coalition’s ban on the delivery […]

In the Green Transition, the Trans-Atlantic Alliance Hits a Snag

In August, U.S. President Joe Biden sat in the White House’s State Dining Room and signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. The measure includes about $370 billion in...

For France, Working With Russia Is Expensive

The worst day for France’s grand European vision was Feb. 24 as Russia invaded Ukraine, but a close second came a few weeks earlier, when Russia and China announced...

German Foreign Policy for Sale

The world is dividing into two rival camps, one led by the U.S. and another by China, but it seems as if no one told the Germans. This week,...

Speculating on Nord Stream

The first thing to know about the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines that started leaking natural gas into the Baltic Sea on Monday is that there are actually...

Why Would Poland Spurn Germany?

“We were dependent on Russia, but today we are cutting this dependence,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said last week while inaugurating a new canal to the Baltic Sea....

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