The State of the Islamic State

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Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro and Managing Editor Cole Altom discuss one of the more brutal jihadist groups the Middle East has ever seen. For a deeper look, get the full report: The Rise and Fall of the Islamic State.

The Brexit That Never Ends

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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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2019 Forecast Preview: Part 2

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2018 is coming to an end, so there’s no better time to think about the future. Every year, GPF produces an Annual Forecast that lays out the trends that will shape the international system, and 2019 is no different. The report, which publishes next week, will showcase predictions on the global economy, power politics in unlikely places, European disunion, developments in the Middle East and much more. In this week’s podcast, hosts Jacob and Cole will give you a sneak peek of what’s to come.

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Midway Moments: Waterloo and Gettysburg

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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.

The Problem with ‘Populism’

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Is populism an ideology? Is it a political tool? A political weapon? The term has been bastardized over the years, so much so that it is nearly devoid of any meaning, and yet it is invoked nearly every day, levied against politicians of every political persuasion in every region of the world. In this week’s episode, the team digs into what it means to be populist and applies it to Mexico’s newly elected president.

Around the World in 30 Minutes

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July 28, 2017

Xander Snyder and Jacob L. Shapiro talk about the geopolitical consequences of new U.S. sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran. Click here to sign up for free updates on topics like this.

The Islamic State: Origins and Future

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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.

Turkey Post-Referendum

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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.

An Italian-American Summit

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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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Fighting More Familiar Enemies in the Middle East

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Dec. 15, 2017 Xander Snyder and Kamran Bokhari explain how traditional rivalries are returning now that the Islamic State is in decline. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.

April Fools’ Special: Geopolitics and Game of Thrones

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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.

Turkey’s Invasion of Afrin

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Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder discuss the short and long-term strategic implications of Turkey’s invasion.

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