As China and Russia's power diminish, the power of Poland and Turkey are on the rise. GPF Chairman George Friedman is back with John Batchelor following U.S. President Biden's historic visit to Beijing, to discuss emerging global shifts and the next phase in the Ukraine war.
Finland has decided to apply for NATO membership, a move which carries both risks and rewards. Antonia Colibasanu joined John Batchelor to discuss the ramifications of the decision, as well as Turkey's rejection of the application.
Does Russia have what it takes to succeed in what some are now calling a long war in Ukraine, or will the Kremlin cut its losses? GPF Chairman George Friedman is back with John Batchelor to discuss the next phase in the war and how it might come to an end.
For Russia, the invasion of Ukraine is only the latest and most important attempt to reverse the events of 1991. GPF Chairman George Friedman is back with John Batchelor to discuss how the war is signaling the beginning of a new era, and rumors of Vladimir Putin's declining health and influence.
The U.S. is sending more weapons to Ukraine, while the Russians reposition themselves in an effort to keep up their offensive. GPF Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to discuss new developments in the war, including a U.S./Russia prisoner exchange, and questions of Putin's capabilities.
The Kremlin has prepared to confront the West and its socio-economic model since at least the early 2000s. GPF COO Antonia Colibasanu joins host Kris Welch to discuss her recent article on the ongoing war in Ukraine and particularly Putin's goal of taking advantage of a weak NATO and European Union, following two years of COVID-19 impacts.
The war in Ukraine is having reverberations around the world. GPF Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to discuss several of these reverberations: Poland and Turkey taking on greater significance as a result of the war, and China losing significance.
Is a win or loss in Ukraine more defined by whether the map of Eastern Europe changes, versus how mismanaged the initial invasion was? Does Vladimir Putin have aims elsewhere on the map? George Friedman speaks with Mohamed Younis to offer his latest assessment of the crisis.
Vladimir Putin has put Russian general Alexander Dvornikov in charge of the war in Ukraine after what can generously be described as a disappointing start for Moscow. GPF Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to discuss what this appointment means for the course of the war as well as the economic impacts being felt regionally and globally.
Fighting has continued for over a month in Ukraine, straining much more than just Russo-Ukrainian relations. GPF Chairman George Friedman is back with John Batchelor to discuss the endgame of the war, the potential for a new world order in Europe, and Iran negotiations.
To maintain its position as a world power should Europe double down on its continental experiment and form a united European army, or do the scars of history and millennium of violence still prevent Europe from standing defensively on its own?
In the Cold War, quantity equaled quality as it pertained to the sheer number of tanks amassed by the Soviets. GPF Chairman George Friedman discusses the ways in which tanks have failed in the current war in Ukraine, while the U.S. dollar is being weaponized to push back against Putin's offensive.