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Newsweek - Iran Shows Off Nuclear Capabilities as It Announces Plan to Further Scale Back Nuclear Deal Commitments

"George Friedman, the founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, told Newsweek that the latest announcements by Iran aren't enough to push Washington toward such a confrontation. 'The actual acquisition of nuclear weapons could potentially trigger an American response that the Iranians couldn't counter. The Iranians don't know whether this would happen, but it's a risky bet,' Friedman said." Full story

RealClearWorld - The Potential War Map of Eastern Europe

The frequently cited Suwalki Gap is the only communication route connecting Poland – the operational base of NATO and the U.S. – to the Baltic states, which abut Russia and thus are vulnerable to Moscow's military advances. - Jacek Bartosiak Full story

The Leighton Smith Podcast - Episode 40: Dystopian Subjects and George Friedman

GPF Chairman George Friedman joins the Leighton Smith Podcast to discuss countries most at risk in a global economic downturn, national debt, and the impeachment inquiry going on in the U.S. Full episode

Real Clear World - The Enchantment of Mutually Assured Destruction

One of the most extraordinary facts of history is that during the Cold War the U.S. and the Soviet Union never launched a war against each other. George Friedman explains that prevented this was mutual assured destruction. Full story

Bloomberg - Very Likely Trump Will Be Impeached, Says Geopolitical Futures’s Friedman

George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, discusses the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, what the election in Argentina means for the U.S. and the global slowdown. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.” Full story

The Jerusalem Post - What Congress can do for an America Without a Coherent Middle East Policy

"According to George Friedman, former Prime Minister al-Maliki legislated 'the formation of the PMF Commission, which administers Iraqi state funds for PMF groups (Iranian controlled Iraqi militias). Iran also discreetly funds some of these groups, and many pro-Iran militia leaders today occupy important positions within the Iraqi government, giving them substantial control over funding decisions… and even battle plans.'” Full story

Middle East Eye - Trump's Syria pullout was right. Why is the Washington establishment so shocked?

Looking at the global stage, Washington’s policy is actually creating precisely what all the greatest Anglo-Americans geopolitical experts of the 20th century - from Halford Mackinder to Nicholas Spykman, from Zbigniew Brzezinski to George Friedman - have for decades urged to refrain from doing: the birth of a bloc of Eurasian countries hostile to the United States. Full story

Real Clear World - The Origins of New U.S.-Turkish Relations

The U.S. strategy in recent years toward the Middle East has consistently sought to avoid combat. The United States is now compelled to seek accommodation with Turkey based on terms that are geopolitically necessary for both. - George Friedman Full story

Bloomberg - Trump Levels Sanctions Against Turkey, Raises Steel Tariffs

George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures founder and chairman, discusses President Donald Trump announcing he'll impose sanctions on Turkey in response to the nation's advance into Syria. He speaks with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde, Joe Weisenthal and Romaine Bostick on "Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?" Full interview

Yahoo Finance - Trump Levels Sanctions Against Turkey, Raises Steel Tariffs

George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures founder and chairman, discusses President Donald Trump announcing he'll impose sanctions on Turkey in response to the nation's advance into Syria. He speaks with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde, Joe Weisenthal and Romaine Bostick on "Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?" Full interview