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AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific

What are the geopolitical implications of the AUKUS partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States? Although Pillar I of the initiative and the announcement of Australia’s plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines grabbed the headlines, what does Pillar II have in store? Analysts Ronan Wordsworth and Victoria Herczegh join host Christian Smith for a discussion on the future of AUKUS and what the potential addition of Japan and New Zealand to the alliance could mean for China and the Indo-Pacific.

The Importance of India

What’s on the horizon for the world’s largest democracy? GPF contributor Kamran Bokhari joins host Christian Smith for a discussion on the geopolitical implications of India’s upcoming election, how it can continue its balancing act between the US, China and the rest of the world, and why it has cause for concern over the recent ISIS attack in Moscow.

In Defense of Europe

European defense has been a controversial issue since the end of the Cold War. Senior Analyst Antonia Colibasanu and analyst Victoria Herczegh join host Christian Smith to discuss NATO, the European Union, Ukraine, Russian aggression, and other complexities of European security.

Latin America on the Brink

What’s on the horizon for Latin America in 2024? Director of Analysis Allison Fedirka joins host Christian Smith to discuss the difficulties facing two of the regions' largest economies, Brazil and Argentina.

The World in 2023: Perspectives Beyond Ukraine and Gaza

With the wars in Ukraine and Gaza dominating much of the discourse, what else stands out in geopolitics this year? Director of Analysis Allison Fedirka, analyst Victoria Herczegh and GPF contributor Kamran Bokhari join host Christian Smith to reflect on some of the other key geopolitical consequences of the year: Central Asia’s opening, the emergence of Japan and India, and China’s economic slowdown and relationship with the Global South.

The Shifting Middle East

After several years of seemingly improved relations between Israel and parts of the Middle East, the war between Hamas and Israel has sparked fears of a wider regional conflict. Host Christian Smith speaks with GPF contributor Kamran Bokhari for a deep dive on how other powers in the region see the conflict, what they want to happen next, and whether Middle Eastern geopolitics have fundamentally changed.

China’s Economic Slowdown

What does a struggling Chinese economy mean for the rest of the world? Analysts Victoria Herczegh and Ekaterina Zolotova join host Christian Smith to discuss the current state of China’s economy, its weakening growth and what that means for global geopolitics, particularly for nations involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

France and the Sahel

Is the recent coup in Niger a turning point in the geopolitics of Africa’s Sahel region? What could this mean for France? Analyst Ronan Wordsworth joins host Christian Smith for a discussion on the past, present and future of Franco-African relations.

Geopolitical Swing States

Which countries exist on the blurred lines of geopolitics? How do they shift the balance of power between major forces like the US and China? Analysts Ridvan Bari Urcosta and Ekaterina Zolotova and Director of Analysis Allison Fedirka join host Christian Smith to discuss the recent Goldman Sachs report, The Rise of Geopolitical Swing States by Jared Cohen.

The Quadcast

What is the Quad and what do its members want from it? Analyst Ronan Wordsworth and GPF contributor Kamran Bokhari join host Christian Smith for a discussion on the present and future of the Quad and what China thinks about this security alliance between the US, India, Japan and Australia.

Big China and Small States

What is China’s approach to small states today? Analysts Victoria Herczegh and Ronan Wordsworth join host Christian Smith for a discussion on China’s diplomatic clash with the U.S. in the Pacific, friction with Lithuania, and their changing attitudes towards Africa.

Earthquakes and Opposition | Turkey’s Upcoming Elections

Is Erdogan’s power waning? With an economy in crisis and the lasting damage from major earthquakes earlier this year, Turkey is at a tipping point. The upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections will be among the nation’s most consequential ever. Analyst Hilal Khashan joins host Christian Smith for a discussion on the various factors at play ahead of Turkey’s elections.

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