Crisis In Ukraine

The war in Ukraine isn’t just a Ukrainian affair. It has the potential to fundamentally reshape the global landscape. In some ways it already has: Germany is rearming, NATO has awakened, commodities prices are through the roof, and Russia is increasingly isolated. The extent to which the global order changes will depend largely on how long the conflict drags out.

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Daily Memo: Protests and Exercises

More protests in China. Another protest took place in the Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou on Tuesday night. Police eventually dispersed the demonstrators. Today,...

Daily Memo: Good News for German Industry?

German industry. Germany’s purchasing managers’ index rose to 46.7 in November from 45.1 in October, jumping for the first time since the war in...

Daily Memo: Turkish Airstrikes in Syria, Russian Energy Exports to Europe

Turkey in Syria. Turkey launched air strikes on Sunday against Kurdish militants in northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the strikes, dubbed...

Russia’s Long Game on Grain Exports

The Black Sea grain corridor, which enabled Ukrainian food to sail from three ports, was extended for another 120 days last week, according to...

Daily Memo: Ukraine Grain Deal Extended

Making deals. The deal that enabled Ukrainian grain to be exported through the Black Sea will be extended by 120 days, according to the...

Daily Memo: Back From the Brink

Back from the brink. On Nov. 15, a projectile that landed in the Polish village of Przewodow, close to the border with Ukraine, was...

Ominous Explosions in Poland

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Days after a humiliating withdrawal from the city of Kherson, Russia launched a massive missile strike across Ukraine. There are widespread power outages in...

Daily Memo: World Leaders Gather at G-20

China and France. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, at the G-20 summit in Bali on Tuesday. Xi urged...

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George Friedman on The John Batchelor Show: Poland Poised to Break Russia

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What is the future of Poland in the European Union, NATO, and its relationship with Russia? GPF Chairman George Friedman joins John Batchelor to break down how we got to this moment, where Poland believes it has an opportunity to break Russia once and for all. In the second segment, a discussion on protests in China, spurred on only in part by COVID-19 lockdowns.

Kamran Bokhari on The John Batchelor Show: Competing Interests in Central Asia

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Regardless of how Russia's war in Ukraine comes to an end, the Kremlin will increasingly be concerned about its western flank with Europe. This means it will have decreasing bandwidth for its strategic rear, Central Asia. Middle East expert Kamran Bokhari joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss the geopolitics of the region, where nations like China and Russia are competing for influence.

Ekaterina Zolotova on The John Batchelor Show: Russia and the Energy-Rich Caspian Region

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As Europe looks to sources outside of Russia to meet their energy demands, the continent sees Caspian countries like Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan as key alternative energy suppliers. Moscow-based Analyst Ekaterina Zolotova joins John Batchelor to discuss why this region is so promising and what are the challenges that lie ahead.

Bloomberg Daybreak Australia: George Friedman on Russia’s Threat

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George Friedman discusses his take on the Kremlin's renewed threat of a nuclear war. It comes as Russia may rush to complete annexation of...

Bloomberg: George Friedman on Russia’s Threat

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George Friedman, Founder and Chairman at Geopolitical Futures, discusses the Kremlin's renewed threat of a nuclear war. It comes as Russia may rush to...

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Mauldin Economics Global Macro Update: George Friedman on Putin’s Next Move in Ukraine

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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.

Antonia Colibasanu on TRT World Now: EU Divided on Price Cap on Russian Gas

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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.

Antonia Colibasanu on TRT World: UN Warns of Food Crisis Over Russia’s Blockade of Ukraine’s Ports

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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.
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