Home Press Room

Press Room

CNBC - Beijing experts’ latest message as trade talks stall: The US needs China

“'China needs the U.S. more than the U.S. needs China,' said Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis at online publication Geopolitical Futures. Still, he added that 'it’s weird to use the language of "need” because obviously the U.S. would like to have access to the Chinese market.'” Full story

Bloomberg - George Friedman: The U.S. is engaging in economic warfare

"The U.S. is engaging in economic warfare with China and Iran. If we don't want to go to war with China or we don't want to go to war with Iran, putting economic pressure on them is enormously powerful." - GPF Chairman George Friedman (starting at 1:15:20) Full interview

Newsweek - Iranian Lawmaker Warns U.S. Aircraft Carrier Could Definitely be 'Drowned by our Precision-Guided Missiles'

"George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, said that Washington was responding to a series of provocations from Iran. 'The Iranians have become increasingly aggressive and at least verbally threatening action. For example, there is evidence that the rockets fired by Hamas [at Israel] were Iranian. There is tension rising in Lebanon,' Friedman said." Full story

Newsweek - Maduro Announces Plan to ‘Improve Everything’ and ‘Correct Mistakes’ Through National Dialogue

"Allison Fedirka, director of analyst operations at Geopolitical Futures, told Newsweek that Maduro’s offer of dialogue was not likely to bring about meaningful change. 'Guiado and the opposition have repeatedly rejected Maduro's calls for dialogue,' she pointed out. 'Also, the opposition only wants to discuss Maduro's departure and new elections, no power sharing agreement or reforms the current government can make.'” Full story

CNBC - China expands global ambitions with a new phase of Xi’s signature program

“'I think it is fair to say that the introductory phase of Belt and Road is over,' Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis at online publication Geopolitical Futures, said in an email. 'A number of countries have signed on, money has been distributed, some projects have been completed and many other projects either failed or didn’t get off the ground,' he said." Full story

TRT World - Is the EU a failure: A conversation with George Friedman

TRT World speaks to George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures and best selling author of "The Next 100 Years", about Europe and its commitment to NATO. Full story

Real Clear World - Can China Take Care of Its Elderly?

China’s elderly may soon be grumbling. Last week, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences released a study estimating that China’s main state pension fund could be exhausted by 2035 – in other words, before workers born in the 1980s retire. - Phillip Orchard Full story

Newsweek - Ukraine's New Comedian President was 'Obvious' Choice, says Russia

“Ekaterina Zolotova, Geopolitical Futures’ Moscow-based analyst, also told Newsweek that the Russia-Ukraine relationship would remain largely the same for the time being.” Full story

Real Clear World - Why Turkey Won’t Align With Russia

Over the past year, many observers have suggested that Russia and Turkey appear to be setting their historical differences aside and building an unlikely but mutually beneficial alliance. – Xander Snyder Full Story

Newsweek - Bolivian Lawmakers sent letter to Donald Trump Asking him to intervene in their country's election

Allison Fedirka, director of analyst operations for Geopolitical Futures, told Newsweek that ‘the U.S. would very much welcome regime change in Bolivia and could provide rhetoric to encourage such an outcome.” She explained, however, that ‘Bolivia does not rise to the same level of strategic importance for Washington as Venezuela.’” Full Story