Talking Geopolitics host Christian Smith recently sat down with GPF Chairman George Friedman for a deeper look at the current movements, motives and potential outcomes of the Russo-Ukrainian War and the ongoing friction between the US and China. In today’s bonus clip, Dr. Friedman explains how US- China relations and US-Russia relations are in many ways interconnected.
Nearly a year into the war in Ukraine, Romania, along with other regional countries, are seeking to transform their militaries with new equipment and weapon systems. Romania's defense ministry recently announced it made a 321 million dollar deal with the Turkish company Baykar for TB2 drones. GPF Senior Analyst Antonia Colibasanu explains what the deal means for Romania and the region.
What's the likelihood Putin would use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine? Geopolitical Futures Founder George Friedman discusses likely next steps, Russia’s diminished stance in the international community, and the probability that Putin will resort to nuclear weapons, with Mauldin Economics' Ed D’Agostino.
European Union officials remained divided on Friday, as they met to discuss ways to tackle the soaring cost of gas and electricity. They have been debating plans to cap the price of Russian gas. GPF COO Antonia Colibasanu weighs in on this controversy.
Should Georgia join Ukraine and Moldova in the EU candidacy plan? GPF COO Antonia Colibasanu discusses the country's unique challenges and the impact of the G7 and NATO summits as the Ukraine war continues.
Russia has effectively blockaded Ukrainian ports, an action the UN describes as a declaration of war on global food security. Ukraine usually exports about five million tons of agricultural produce every month, a large proportion of which is bought by some of the poorest nations in the world. Antonia Colibasanu weighs in on the Kremlin’s economic war on Kyiv.
Russia has announced that it will ban the export of 200 products, including many raw materials used by manufacturing, food processing, construction and tech companies in retaliation for Western sanctions. Antonia Colibasanu explains what this means for the global markets.
The world order centers around trade in U.S. dollars. Both Russia and China have been sent very clear messages that that could be shut off overnight. What are the potential implications of that for both sides? And how does the conflict in Ukraine end?
Countries throughout the world are reacting and making policy decisions in response to Russia's military assault on Ukraine. Chairman of Geopolitical Futures George Friedman talks to TRT World about the conflict and its wide-reaching geopolitical implications.