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.

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.

Thinking Through a US Attack on North Korea

May 24, 2017

George Friedman joins the podcast this week to talk about indicators that suggest the U.S. is gearing up to attack North Korea. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Russia-US Relations and the End of Syria

May 19, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Xander Snyder discuss the future of Syria, the prospect of US-Russian cooperation in the Middle East, and whether ideology defines geopolitics or vice versa. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Venezuela’s Downward Spiral

May 4, 2017

Allison Fedirka and Xander Snyder discuss Venezuela’s political and economic crisis, its broader impacts and why it can’t go on forever. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

French Elections and the Future of Europe

Apr. 27, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Xander Snyder discuss what is and isn’t important about the French elections and what is at stake for Europe. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Turkey Post-Referendum

April 18, 2017

Kamran Bokhari and Jacob L. Shapiro discuss Turkey’s future after the referendum on April 16. Click here to sign up 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.

April Fools’ Special: Geopolitics and Game of Thrones

April 1, 2017

GPF discusses what the novels-turned-hit-TV show tell us about geopolitics and apply GPF’s methodology to the Game of Thrones universe. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

50 Years After the Six-Day War

March 21, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari discuss the geopolitical importance of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, and whether the realities it created will define the future. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

The Islamic State: Origins and Future

March 9, 2017

Kamran Bokhari and Jacob L. Shapiro discuss where IS came from, the history and politics of radical Islam, and what happens if IS is defeated in Raqqa. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

GPF Goes to Genoa

March 4, 2017

GPF analysts Jacob L. Shapiro and Antonia Colibasanu talk about attending a conference on geopolitics in the Italian city of Genoa and explore the future of Europe after President Donald Trump’s election. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.