Turkey’s Regional Interests

Sept. 1, 2017

Turkey knows it needs to balance both friend and foe – Kamran Bokhari and Xander Snyder talk about what considerations it must make. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

Democracy and Geopolitics

July 21, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari think about the relationship between power and ideology, and whether political forms are predestined. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

The Rohingya Crisis Making Geopolitical Waves

Sept. 8, 2017 States and non-state entities outside the region are beginning to take a greater interest in Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

US Strategy in the Sahel

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.

The State of Central Asia

Nov. 30, 2017 Allison Fedirka and Xander Snyder explain the importance of this often overlooked region. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

The Problem with ‘Populism’

Is populism an ideology? Is it a political tool? A political weapon? The term has been bastardized over the years, so much so that it is nearly devoid of any meaning, and yet it is invoked nearly every day, levied against politicians of every political persuasion in every region of the world. In this week’s episode, the team digs into what it means to be populist and applies it to Mexico’s newly elected president.

Sunni and Shiite Nations?

June 22, 2017

Jacob Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari discuss some recent anomalies in the Middle East and consider the relationship between sectarianism and nationalism in the Muslim world. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Thinking Through a US Attack on North Korea

May 24, 2017

George Friedman joins the podcast this week to talk about indicators that suggest the U.S. is gearing up to attack North Korea. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

50 Years After the Six-Day War

March 21, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari discuss the geopolitical importance of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, and whether the realities it created will define the future. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Is NATO Obsolete?

This week, the head of NATO wrote a column politely reminding everyone about the use of the military alliance. Can NATO continue to meet the needs of all its members?

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Turkey’s Invasion of Afrin

Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder discuss the short and long-term strategic implications of Turkey’s invasion.

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