US Weighs Options in North Korea

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April 14, 2017

Kamran Bokhari and Jacob L. Shapiro discuss recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, how they affect U.S.-China relations, and evaluate the chances of a U.S. strike on North Korea’s nuclear program. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

The Islamic State: Origins and Future

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March 9, 2017

Kamran Bokhari and Jacob L. Shapiro discuss where IS came from, the history and politics of radical Islam, and what happens if IS is defeated in Raqqa. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

The Intermarium: The Formation of a New European Containment Line

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Sept. 15, 2017 Xander Snyder and Antonia Colibasanu discuss the countries involved in the Intermarium, their motivations and why it matters. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

Trade Wars, Real Wars, China and America

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The accuracy of a media narrative depends on the motives of the agency that spins it. After previewing the week ahead, Jacob L. Shapiro and Cole Altom dissect Chinese media to get a sense of China’s military ambitions – and explain why Beijing has a lot of work to do before it can supplant Washington as the world’s leading power. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

The Islamic State in Afghanistan

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Dec. 29, 2017 Kamran Bokhari and Xander Snyder discuss the Islamic State’s presence in Afghanistan and its implications for South and Central Asia. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

US Strategy in the Sahel

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Oct. 13, 2017 Xander Snyder and Allison Fedirka discuss U.S. strategic use of force in Africa. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

Making Sense of the Syrian War

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Syria is a mess. New alliances form as quickly as they fall apart. Cease-fires are agreed to and summarily ignored. Russians, Turks, Americans, Iranians, Kurds, Lebanese, Saudis and, of course, Syrians all have vested interests in outcome of the war. Jacob, Cole and Xander lay out what those interests are and catch up on what proved to be a very eventful week in northern Syria. Sign up for free updates on topics like this!

The Geopolitics of Deadwood

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Join Cole, Jacob, and Phillip on this auspicious April Fools’ Day for a discussion of the Geopolitics of Deadwood. No unauthorized cinnamon.

To read the report, click here: https://geopoliticalfutures.com/geopolitics-deadwood-cold-war-black-hills/

Our previous April Fools’ pieces on Game of Thrones and Dune are here:

https://geopoliticalfutures.com/geopolitics-ice-fire/

https://geopoliticalfutures.com/the-geopolitics-of-dune/

Intro+Exit music by Jason Shaw, “Hoedown” and “Serenity.”

April Fools’ Special: Geopolitics and Game of Thrones

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April 1, 2017

GPF discusses what the novels-turned-hit-TV show tell us about geopolitics and apply GPF’s methodology to the Game of Thrones universe. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

The Brexit That Never Ends

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Cole hosts Phillip, Jacob, and Ryan to talk about the latest developments on the Brexit soap opera. Other exciting topics include Turkey’s economy and everyone’s favorite — Chinese banking reform.

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Interview – George Friedman on Bloomberg Radio with Tom Keene

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Dec. 22, 2016

Tom Keene interviews George Friedman on Bloomberg Radio