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Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: France, India, and Command of the Indian Ocean

What imperatives do both India and France have in the Indian Ocean, and how can they work together to achieve their goals? Antonia Colibasanu joined John Batchelor to discuss the importance of Exclusive Economic Zones and why France is a natural strategic ally to India. In the second segment, updates from Ukraine and the Black Sea Grain Deal.

Ekaterina Zolotova on The John Batchelor Show: Germany Economy Falls Short

Germany, Europe’s second largest economy, has entered a recession. What are the long- and short- term ramifications within Germany and throughout European and global economies? Ekaterina Zolotova joins John Batchelor to discuss the challenges ahead, including impacts in the Russian auto market.

George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Ukraine War Escalation and Shangri-La Spies

The idea that the war in Ukraine can be wrapped up quickly is a bygone notion. Following the recent collapse of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine, GPF Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to discuss the ways in which the war has escalated, and where it may go from here. And in the second segment, what happened when the heads of intelligence of two dozen countries held a meeting in Singapore?

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: G-7 and Containment of China

At this year's G-7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, the advanced economies delivered their most detailed articulation yet of a shared position on Beijing. Antonia Colibasanu joined John Batchelor to discuss the event and its implications for addressing China's aggression, and ways to reduce overreliance on China for production of goods all while navigating a global economic war.

George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Maskirovka and the Russian Blame Game

Is Russia really in control in the Ukraine war? What is the reality on the ground? Following the recent Moscow drone attack, GPF Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to discuss the Russian principal of maskirovka, or the use of various deceptions and denials to mask their true intentions.

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Russia Evades Sanctions

How did Russia prepare for round after round of sanctions from the West, and to a certain extent evade their impacts, following its invasion of Ukraine over one year ago? Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss the history of Russian sanctions going back to its annexation of Crimea in 2014, and what the future holds for the Russian economy.

George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Poland as the Rising Middle Power of Eurasia

In George Friedman's 2009 book The Next 100 Years, he predicted that Poland, Turkey, and Japan would become rising middle powers. He joins John Batchelor to discuss Poland's rise and the factors that contribute to its strength and success. And in the second segment, the Philippines and its unique challenges and potential on the opposite end of Eurasia.

George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Russian Patriotism and Victory Day

What did Victory Day represent in the days of WWII and what does it represent today as Russia continues its war in Ukraine? George Friedman joins John Batchelor as Moscow prepares for its annual Victory Day celebrations, marking the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Eurasia Borderlands and Critical Nodes

Our world is fraying at the edges, beginning in the European borderlands, potentially stretching into Asia. Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss the importance of these regions, and the most critical geopolitical nodes of the Black Sea and South China Sea, where the U.S., Russia and China contend for influence.

Ekaterina Zolotova on The John Batchelor Show: The Uncertain Relationship of Lukashenko and Putin

How have ties between Belarus and Russia evolved over time, and how has the complex relationship between Presidents Lukashenko and Putin shifted, especially throughout the war in Ukraine? Moscow-based analyst Ekaterina Zolotova joins John Batchelor for a discussion of the ways the two leaders and their countries are unified and where they are divided.

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: The ECB and Risks to European Banks

How will the European Central Bank keep banks stable and keep inflation in check, considering the variety of banks that exist in the Eurozone? Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss the current situation in Europe's banking sector and how both the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic have altered the way it functions.

The Geopolitics of Natural Disasters

What are the geopolitical impacts of natural disasters? On this free preview of our ClubGPF podcast+, Dir. of Analysis Allison Fedirka and COO Antonia Colibasanu join host Christian Smith to discuss the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, last year’s flooding in Pakistan, and the ongoing drought in Argentina.

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