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Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Is Moldova the Kremlin’s Next Target?

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently canceled a 2012 foreign policy decree that committed Moscow to peacefully resolving the border crisis of Transnistria, in eastern Moldova. This further raises concerns that Russia could escalate the situation and advance on Moldova. Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss the latest in the Ukraine conflict and the potential for further military operations in Moldova.

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Threats to Moldova and Turkish Disaster Response

Moldova has made headlines after closing its airspace for several hours following the threat of an unmanned aircraft. Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to break down the move and Moldova's importance in the region. Also, how is the Turkish government managing the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes?

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Russia and the International North-South Transport Corridor

Growing trade between Iran and Russia will necessitate investment in new transport networks and the cooperation of a key emerging market: India. Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss the importance of India and the corridor connecting markets across Eurasia by ship, rail and road. In the second segment, a discussion on the Kremlin's credible threats toward Moldova.

George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Who’s in Charge of Russia’s War in Ukraine?

As GPF Chairman George Friedman explains, there are two armies fighting for Russia in its war in Ukraine: one under the command of General Gerasimov, and the other under the command of The Wagner Group. He joins John Batchelor for the latest on the war, and in the second segment, a discussion of the top geopolitical developments to look for in 2023.

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: The Geopolitics of Water

Water is so fundamental to geopolitics that it is often overlooked. Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss this finite resource, and how many countries like China, Pakistan, and Iran will need to take measures in the coming year to prevent crises. In the second segment, updates on Russia's invasion of Ukraine as the 101st Airborne is deployed into Constanța.

George Friedman on the Dennis Prager Show: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and China’s Intentions in Taiwan

GPF Chairman George Friedman joins Dennis Prager to discuss the trajectory of the Ukraine conflict, what a worst-case scenario could look like, and Putin's intelligence failures along the way.

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: The Post Ukraine War Economic Order

How is the war in Ukraine impacting trade and globalization as we go into the second calendar year of the conflict? Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss the latest and what the economic world order will look like. In the second segment, a discussion on Romania's involvement in the war and the potential for escalation to press back against Russian aggression.

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Hard Times in China’s Borderlands

Rising instability in nations surrounding China bodes poorly for Beijing. China sees them all as geostrategic opportunities to create buffer zones (like Mongolia) and circumvent its own geographic shortcomings. Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss conditions in these borderlands, as well as current conditions in Romania, where she is reporting from.

Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Russia’s Market Economy and Post-War Future

As sanctions are ratcheting up on Russia, are we beginning to see the start of a new world order? Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor to discuss the latest in the global economic war and how Russia will look as it comes out the other side. In the second segment, a discussion on the impacts the Ukraine war is having on European nations like Norway and Malta.

Ekaterina Zolotova on The John Batchelor Show: Russia’s Strategy on Grain Exports

The Black Sea grain corridor, which enabled Ukrainian food to sail from three ports, was extended for another 120 days. GPF's Ekaterina Zolotova joins John Batchelor to discuss Russia's long game on grain exports, including why Moscow did not object to the extension and why it prefers to keep its distance from the deal.

George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Poland Poised to Break Russia

What is the future of Poland in the European Union, NATO, and its relationship with Russia? GPF Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to break down how we got to this moment, where Poland believes it has an opportunity to break Russia once and for all. In the second segment, a discussion on protests in China, spurred on only in part by COVID-19 lockdowns.

Kamran Bokhari on The John Batchelor Show: Competing Interests in Central Asia

Regardless of how Russia's war in Ukraine comes to an end, the Kremlin will increasingly be concerned about its western flank with Europe. This means it will have decreasing bandwidth for its strategic rear, Central Asia. Middle East expert Kamran Bokhari joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss the geopolitics of the region, where nations like China and Russia are competing for influence.

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