Democracy and Geopolitics

July 21, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari think about the relationship between power and ideology, and whether political forms are predestined. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Wargaming D-Day With George Friedman

July 11, 2017

George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro talk about playing an old Avalon Hill board game of D-Day and what these types of games teach us about the nature of war in general. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

2017 Forecast Mid-Year Report Card

July 7, 2017 Six months into the year, we take a look at how our forecasts have held up so far.

Midway Moments: Waterloo and Gettysburg

June 30, 2017

Jacob L. Shapiro and Xander Snyder reflect on some key historical battles and whether they challenge GPF’s model of how the world works. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

Sunni and Shiite Nations?

June 22, 2017

Jacob Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari discuss some recent anomalies in the Middle East and consider the relationship between sectarianism and nationalism in the Muslim world. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

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.