Water Problems in India and Iran

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Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder are back at it to talk climate change, water scarcity in India and Iran, and the future of the Arctic.

Making Sense of the North Korea Talks

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The unprecedented meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raises an important question: So what?

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The State of the Islamic State

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Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro and Managing Editor Cole Altom discuss one of the more brutal jihadist groups the Middle East has ever seen. For a deeper look, get the full report: The Rise and Fall of the Islamic State.

An Italian-American Summit

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In this bonus episode, GPF Chairman George Friedman sits down for a short conversation with Limes magazine director Lucio Caracciolo in Genoa, Italy. George and Lucio discuss Italy’s perspective on U.S.
foreign policy in Europe, Germany’s true nature, and the future of the European Union. Exit music is a recording of Italian baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 4, graciously provided by the Advent Chamber Orchestra.

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The Flynn Affair

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Feb. 17, 2017

George Friedman and Jacob Shapiro discuss the resignation of Mike Flynn and US foreign policy. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Around the World in 30 Minutes

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July 28, 2017

Xander Snyder and Jacob L. Shapiro talk about the geopolitical consequences of new U.S. sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

The Week Ahead: Intervention and Partition

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Cole and Jacob discuss the latest on Venezuela, Brexit, and Afghanistan.

French Elections and the Future of Europe

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Apr. 27, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Xander Snyder discuss what is and isn’t important about the French elections and what is at stake for Europe. Click here to 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.”

The New Silk Road Runs Through Italy?

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This week, Jacob, Cole and Xander discuss why the Belt and Road Initiative isn’t China’s Marshall Plan, what is and is not boring about Brexit, and how the Caspian Sea could solve some of Iran’s economic problems.

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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What’s Next in Northern Syria

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Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of all troops from Syria, a move that has obvious implications for everyone involved in civil war, including the Kurds, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Israel, the Islamic State and Syria itself. Who benefits the most from the departure? Or, is that even the right question to ask? On this week’s podcast, Jacob, Cole and Xander discuss the situation, try to separate fact from fiction, and get lost in semantic arguments.

 

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