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.

Around the World in 30 Minutes


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.

Leighton and George, Part II


After focusing on China in Part I, George and Leighton are at it again, this time talking about the US, Brexit, and a host of other important geopolitical issues.

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.

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.

Surveillance: What Russia Does is Bluff

George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures Chairman, says that a great deal of what Russia does is a “bluff.” He spoke with Bloomberg Surveillance’s Tom Keene on the day of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

George Friedman on the Leighton Smith Podcast: Episode 40

In the newest episode of the Leighton Smith Podcast, GPF Chairman George Friedman talks about global recession watch and the countries that are experiencing slowdowns throughout the world. He also discusses the complexities of national debt and where the U.S. stands in the impeachment process.

George Friedman’s Mailbag


George joins the podcast to answer your questions about geopolitics. What did he get wrong in “The Next Hundred Years”? How will China’s economic woes affect the global economy? How is President Trump shaping US foreign policy compared to other US presidents? Tune in for answers to all these and more.

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US Weighs Options in North Korea


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.

Toasting London, a Year Before Brexit


GPF Podcast returns after a week off to address what promises to be a busy few days ahead. Plus, Jacob Shapiro and Cole Altom pore over GPF’s new special reports on The Geopolitics of London and The Geopolitics of Dune. Sign up here for free updates on topics like these.

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.