Russia – Bully, Trickster or Victim?

Talking Geopolitics dives deep into Russia’s geopolitics. Chairman George Friedman explains modern Russian foreign policy and the historic attitudes still driving it. Russia expert Ekaterina Zolotova lays out the building blocks of Russian geopolitics. Also, Analyst Phillip Orchard explores the future of US-Turkish relations in the wake of President Joe Biden’s acknowledgment of the Armenian genocide.

Understanding China

Chairman George Friedman explores China’s relationship with both the U.S. and Russia, as well as its tendency towards isolation. East Asia Expert Phillip Orchard breaks down the geopolitical imperatives that drive China’s behavior. Dir. of Analysis Allison Fedirka gives us an update on the tension at the Colombia–Venezuela border.

The Ripple Effect of the Alhambra Decree; Cycles of American Society and Politics

Chairman George Friedman discusses his book ‘The Storm Before the Calm’ and explains America’s socioeconomic and institutional cycles and the coronavirus’ negligible impact on them. Managing Editor Cole Altom and Dir. of Analysis Allison Fedirka discuss the Alhambra Decree and its ties to Colonialism. East Asia expert Phillip Orchard tells us why Myanmar’s anti-coup protests have been on his radar.

A Guide for Geopolitical Analysis; Consistency in Foreign Policy

Host Christian Smith discusses Geopolitical Futures’ COO Antonia Colibasanu’s new book, Contemporary Geopolitics and Geoeconomics 2.0, and how an update was in order after 2020; Chairman George Friedman explores the consistency in U.S. foreign policy across party lines. Dir. of Analysis Allison Fedirka and Eastern Europe expert Ekaterina Zolotova tell us what’s been on their radar in the world of geopolitics.

The Rise and Fall of Nations; The Future of Rare Earths

On this episode of Talking Geopolitics, host Christian Smith discusses the geopolitics of rare earths with East Asia expert Phillip Orchard; Chairman George Friedman ponders power and the rise and fall of nations. Managing Editor Cole Altom and Dir. of Analysis Allison Fedirka tell us what’s been grabbing their attention in the world of geopolitics.

Cuba Back in the Spotlight; Fundamentals of Geopolitics

Geopolitics is our bread and butter. It's also a term easily thrown around without accurately conveying its meaning. On this first episode of the new Talking Geopolitics podcast, host Christian Smith talks with the founder of Geopolitical Futures, George Friedman, about the fundamentals behind the company's work. Dir. of Analysis Allison Fedirka explains how Cuba's poor economic condition has helped propel the island back in to the spotlight.

Introducing Talking Geopolitics: Series Trailer

Talking Geopolitics is a bi-monthly non-partisan podcast brought to you by Geopolitical Futures, where you'll find in-depth discussions with George Friedman and our team of analysts on what matters in the world today.

George Friedman on ABC Radio Melbourne: Forecasting 2021

George Friedman discusses his new book, The Storm Before the Calm, the implications from Donald Trump’s second Impeachment, and geopolitical forecasts for the year to come in 2021, with ABC Radio Melbourne host Bern Young.

Leighton Smith and George Friedman on The Storm Before the Calm

NewsTalk NZ's Leighton Smith talks with Geopolitical Futures Chairman George Friedman on his new book, The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond.

The Precarious Germany-Russia Relationship

Since the end of the Cold War, Germany and Russia have tried to balance a robust economic relationship with contradicting political agendas in Europe.

The Leighton Smith Podcast: New Conservative Leader Leighton Baker, August 19, 2020

Leighton Smith speaks with Geopolitical Futures’ senior analyst and Professor of Politics at the American University of Beirut Hilal Khashan on Lebanon: history, politics, Hezbollah, Iran, banking and Covid-19.

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