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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Antonia Colibasanu joins John Batchelor from Bucharest to discuss two historic economic models that can shed light on modern crises that exist in many regions, including Russia, the United States, and China. And in the second segment, a discussion on the building energy crisis in Black Sea.
As Europe looks to sources outside of Russia to meet their energy demands, the continent sees Caspian countries like Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan as key alternative energy suppliers. Moscow-based Analyst Ekaterina Zolotova joins John Batchelor to discuss why this region is so promising and what are the challenges that lie ahead.
Chile's new constitutional referendum is the culmination of a three-year effort to write a new social contract that can address wealth inequality and political volatility. Dir. of Analysis Allison Fedirka joins John Batchelor to discuss the country's unique geography and resources, and its hopes for the future.
In the Middle East, lack of cooperation is a way of life. Geopolitical Futures Senior Analyst Hilal Khashan joins John Batchelor to discuss the possibility a Middle East NATO and what could keep the region from developing this kind of alliance, a topic he recently wrote about for GPF.
Russia is now in full control of Ukraine’s breakaway Luhansk region, putting it in position to gain control over more of Donetsk. Geopolitical Futures Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to discuss what Russia plans to do next, and to examine its military doctrine as it has evolved since the Cold War, a topic he recently wrote about for GPF.