South Korea’s Degrees of Freedom

Sept. 28, 2017 Xander Snyder and Phillip Orchard discuss the possibility of a transfer of power in the U.S.-South Korean alliance structure and the damage that North Korea’s artillery can cause. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

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.

We Need to Talk About Europe

Now that Germany has finally formed a new government, the de facto leader of the EU can get back to being the de facto leader of the EU. But Italy has just elected into power parties that are less-than-friendly to Germany’s agenda. Jacob Shapiro and Cole Altom discuss how this peculiar era of nationalism is just one chapter in a much longer story about Europe. Sign up here for free updates on topics like these.

Explaining This Week in the Middle East in 40 Minutes

June 9, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari make sense of the numerous geopolitical developments that occurred in the world’s most volatile region this week. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Trade Wars, Real Wars, China and America

The accuracy of a media narrative depends on the motives of the agency that spins it. After previewing the week ahead, Jacob L. Shapiro and Cole Altom dissect Chinese media to get a sense of China’s military ambitions – and explain why Beijing has a lot of work to do before it can supplant Washington as the world’s leading power. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

The Brexit That Never Ends

Cole hosts Phillip, Jacob, and Ryan to talk about the latest developments on the Brexit soap opera. Other exciting topics include Turkey’s economy and everyone’s favorite — Chinese banking reform.

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An Italian-American Summit

In this bonus episode, GPF Chairman George Friedman sits down for a short conversation with Limes magazine director Lucio Caracciolo in Genoa, Italy. George and Lucio discuss Italy’s perspective on U.S.
foreign policy in Europe, Germany’s true nature, and the future of the European Union. Exit music is a recording of Italian baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 4, graciously provided by the Advent Chamber Orchestra.

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The Week Ahead: Intervention and Partition

Cole and Jacob discuss the latest on Venezuela, Brexit, and Afghanistan.

Interview – George Friedman with Dennis Prager

Dec. 12, 2016

Dennis Prager interviews George Friedman

What Does a US-North Korea War Look Like?

June 2, 2017

Xander Snyder and Jacob Shapiro get down to specifics in what a potential war would look like, and ask each other why the US always seems to fight its wars in the same place. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

The Islamic State in Afghanistan

Dec. 29, 2017 Kamran Bokhari and Xander Snyder discuss the Islamic State’s presence in Afghanistan and its implications for South and Central Asia. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.