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: Palestinian Factions Meet in Moscow, Cuba Asks for Help

Coming together. Representatives from various Palestinian groups including Hamas and Fatah are meeting in Moscow for unity talks. This comes after the Palestinian Authority's...

Daily Memo: Azerbaijan and Armenia Hold Peace Talks in Berlin

Mixed messages. The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan held talks in Germany on Wednesday on a possible peace agreement. The German foreign minister...

Daily Memo: Transdniestria Appeals to Moscow, Chinese Envoy Headed to Ukraine

Seeking protection. Local authorities in the Moldovan breakaway region of Transdniestria appealed to Moscow for protection amid “increasing pressure from Moldova.” According to local...

Daily Memo: European Leaders on a Ukraine Deployment, Houthis Attack Underwater Cables

No consensus. During a summit in Paris, European leaders discussed the possibility of sending ground forces to Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said on...

Europe’s Strategic Moment

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It’s been two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, so it’s time to lay out the strategic situation as I see it. In February 2022,...

Daily Memo: Sahel Fallback, Peace Talks Invite

Sanctions U-turn. The Economic Community of West African States has taken significant steps toward re-engaging with the Sahel region's military juntas by lifting some...

Daily Memo: Turkey-Russia Trade, Macron Hosts Armenian Leader

Sanctions fallout. Turkish exports to Russia decreased in January by 30 percent from $792 million to $551 million compared to the same period last...

Daily Memo: Turkey Arrests Suspected Spies, Russia Talks to Hamas

Suspected spies. Turkish police detained six people suspected of spying on Uyghurs in Turkey and passing on the information to Chinese intelligence, Turkish media...

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Antonia Colibasanu on The John Batchelor Show: Romania, Moldova, and Ukrainian Reconstruction

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What role do Romania and Moldova, who are also on the front lines of the war in Ukraine, play in the war-torn country's reconstruction efforts? Antonia Colibasanu joined John Batchelor to discuss efforts being made by their governments and NGOs, and how to keep these efforts going as funding becomes more strained in the process.

Geopolitics in the 21st Century | The Emerging World Order

On this episode of Talking Geopolitics we conclude our subscriber-only limited series, Geopolitics in the 21st Century. Chairman George Friedman and host Christian Smith focus in on the big picture of geopolitics. There is a new order coming, but unlike the reordering that took place after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. How and why is the world changing? What will this new world look like when it's emerged?

Geopolitics in the 21st Century | The Rise of Geoeconomics

On this episode of Talking Geopolitics, we continue our subscriber-only limited series Geopolitics in the 21st Century. After the pandemic and war in Ukraine accelerated changes in the world economy and encouraged the weaponization of economics, Senior Analyst Antonia Colibășanu joins host Christian Smith for a discussion on why geoeconomics is set to dominate the 21st century.

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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