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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.

Trouble in The Holy Land

With extensive protests following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed judicial reform and escalating cross-border violence, what is next for Israel and Palestine? Analyst Hilal Khashan joins host Christian Smith for a discussion on the state of play in The Holy Land.

The Geopolitics of Natural Disasters

What are the geopolitical impacts of natural disasters? Director of Analysis Allison Fedirka and Chief Operating Officer Antonia Colibasanu join host Christian Smith to discuss the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, last year’s flooding in Pakistan, and the ongoing drought in Argentina.

China and Russia: What Is Friendship?

What is the nature of the Chinese-Russian relationship? Analysts Ekaterina Zolotova and Victoria Herczegh join host Christian Smith for a discussion on the past, present, and future of this loose alignment.

Sanctions and the Russian Economy

What impact are sanctions really having in Russia? Analyst Ekaterina Zolotova joins host Christian Smith for a discussion on the present and future challenges facing Russia and its economy.

Protests and Perspective in Iran

What’s next for Iran? Is the ongoing civil unrest a turning point, or just more of the same? Analyst Hilal Khashan joins host Christian Smith for a discussion on where the protests might be headed.

The Cuban Missile Crisis Turns 60

Sixty years ago the Cuban Missile Crisis shook the world, but how accurate is popular understanding of the event? Founder and Chairman George Friedman joins host Christian Smith for a reflection on the crisis and its relevance for Western tensions with Russia today.

Heatwaves and Hard Times in Eurasia

Extreme weather is becoming more and more frequent around the world. Analysts Ekaterina Zolotova and Victoria Herczegh join host Christian Smith for a discussion on the geopolitical consequences of withering rivers, extreme heat and weak harvests across Europe and Asia.

Japan’s Growing Role in the Indo-Pacific

What’s next for Japan after the assassination of Shinzo Abe? Director of Analysis Allison Fedirka and Analyst Victoria Herczegh join host Christian Smith for a discussion on Abe’s legacy and the significance of Japan’s role in the Indo-Pacific.

Why Brexit Isn’t Going Away

Ryan Bridges joins host Christian Smith for a discussion on the latest developments in the U.K.-EU relationship six years after the Brexit vote and why it’s so difficult to find a permanent resolution.

Special Edition: Club Members Q&A

In this Special Edition of our Podcast+ series, Director of Analysis Allison Fedirka, Chief Operating Officer Antonia Colibasanu, and Analyst Ekaterina Zolotova field questions from Club members on a variety of topics ranging from Russia, GPF’s methodology and the future of oil.

Looking East of Ukraine: China, Central Asia, and an Uncertain Future

As the world watches the battle for Ukraine intensify, the conflict’s ripples have left China in an awkward position, and Central Asian countries looking for new trade opportunities. Director of Analysis Allison Fedirka and analyst Ekaterina Zolotova discuss how the war has impacted China, and the rising importance of new trade routes to China’s west.

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