Best Geopolitical podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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An online subscription-based publication, founded by internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster George Friedman. Geopolitical Futures tells you what matters and what doesn’t. Learn more: geopoliticalfutures.com/about/.
 
Geopolitical & Macro Strategy discussions focusing on risks around the globe that have the capacity to impact capital markets and the world economy
 
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Description: GPF Director of Analysis Jacob Shapiro welcomes Dr. Andrey Sushentsov, founder and head of Eurasian Strategies, to the show to discuss US-Russia relations and what Americans and Russians don't understand about each other. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/zt6tzx…
 
GPF Chairman George Friedman joins Director of Analysis Jacob Shapiro to give thoughts on issues ranging from new alliances in the Middle East to US-China relations. Also: how bad is the societal divide in the United States? Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/zt6tzx…
 
Ten Main Points for Chinese Military Modernization 0:43 - Meeting between North & South Korea2:00 - China's role in the North Korea3:28 - 10 Main Points in Chinese Military Modernization 5:15 - Expeditionary Doctrine6:15 - Degrade U.S. Technological Advantage6:55 - Naval Advancement Profile - First Engagement Capability7:55 - Increase Control o ...…
 
Academy Securities presents Major General James "Spider" Marks, Rachel Washburn, and Head of Macro Strategy Peter Tchir. Spider shares his view on the current situation in Ukraine and how it plays a part in the relationship between Russia & Europe. Peter also shares his thoghts on SOFR bonds vs LIBOR bonds.…
 
As we look to the remainder of 2018, what geopolitical risks and concerns should we have our eyes on? The Academy Securities team discusses how they see the remainder of 2018 playing out. We discuss the following: Chinese Military Expansion and Trade: 0:00-4:30North Korea: 4:31-7:31Afghanistan: 7:32 - 9:46US-Turkey Relatinoship: 9:47-12:11Russi ...…
 
Academy Secutities Geopolitical & Macro Strategy Podcast: We discuss the announcement recently made concerning the creation of the US Space Force. Rached Washburn, Major General James "Spider" Marks, Peter Tchir and Andy Robinson discuss what the mission of the Space Force might be. How will it's formation effect the other branches of the milit ...…
 
The heat is on Iran. Its economy is faltering. The currency is falling. The people are protesting. The government is threatening to close down the Strait of Hormuz. Renewed U.S. sanctions didn’t directly cause all these problems, of course, but they sure didn’t help. And they wouldn’t be an issue had U.S. stayed party to the Iran nuclear agreem ...…
 
Major General James "Spider Marks and Peter Tchir discuss Turkey and it's impact on the global economy.
 
Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced significant US investment and strategy for the Indo-Pacific Region. Academy Securities's Head of Geopolitical Strategy Major General James "Spider" Marks and Head of US Rates Sales and Trading Glen Capelo provide their thoughts onn this announcement in this episode. Geopolitical Strategy Associ ...…
 
The U.S. and Turkey have a lot of big mutual problems (Iran, the Islamic State, Bashar Assad) yet seem to be preoccupied by much smaller ones (pastors and alleged deep state operatives). To help explain why this is so, this week’s episode checks in on the status of U.S.-Turkey relations. Also, what’s with the stories about Rex Tillerson prevent ...…
 
This episode of the Academy Securities Geopolitical & Macro Strategy Podcast covers the differences between the way China and the US asserts influence around the globe. We also discuss how energy independece effects the market regarding the trade war between the US and China.
 
Is populism an ideology? Is it a political tool? A political weapon? The term has been bastardized over the years, so much so that it is nearly devoid of any meaning, and yet it is invoked nearly every day, levied against politicians of every political persuasion in every region of the world. In this week’s episode, the team digs into what it m ...…
 
As Americans discuss the Helsinki Summit, Major General James "Spider" Marks provides his outlook. General Marks spent a majority of his life serving within the intelligence community. In this episode he shares his thoughts on leadership, diplomacy, U.S./Russian relations, NATO, and the intelligence community. Academy Securities is a service-di ...…
 
This week's episode of Academy Securities Geopolitical & Macro Strategy podcast features Major General James "Spider" Marks, Peter Tchir, & Racheal Washburn. This episode covers NATO, Russia, and the ongoing Trade War. If you'd like to read more of Peter's commentary and other writings, please visit www.academysecurities.com/macro…
 
This week's podcast features Academy Securities Advisory Board member Brigadier General Anthony Tata. We discuss Iran's recent threats of impacting the Strait of Hormuz. We also talk about the beginning of the trade war with China. Finally we touch on cyber warfare and provide a quick update on N. Korea.…
 
Putin/Trump Summit: SyriaShared U.S.-Russia objectives in the conflictAssad will remain in powerThe U.S. will attempt to counter violent extremism while not damaging its relationship with TurkeyMilitary AdventurismUkraine won’t join NATO but could establish a Switzerland like posture as to not antagonize RussiaUkraine should reinforce their vit ...…
 
This week, the head of NATO wrote a column politely reminding everyone about the use of the military alliance. Can NATO continue to meet the needs of all its members? Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/zt6tzx
 
Academy Securities presents Major General James "Spider" Marks, Rachel Washburn, and Head of Macro Strategy Peter Tchir. These members of our Geopolitical & Macro Strategy Departments offer their unique expertise regarding North Korean Summit as well as upcoming Turkish elections. Host Andrew Robinson also recounts the story from his time in th ...…
 
GPF Director Jacob Shapiro welcomes special guest Dario Fabbri, Senior Analyst at Limes, to talk about Italy's view of Europe. Along the way, they touch on Italy's relationship with the U.S., Germany's lack of strategy and France's double-edged demographic advantage. Intro music: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto No. 1 In E major, performed by John Har ...…
 
The unprecedented meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raises an important question: So what? Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/zt6tzx
 
N. Korea SummitRussia & G-7U.S. vs. violent extremism Academy Securities presents Lieutenant General David Deptula, Brigadier General Anthony Tata, and Head of Macro Strategy Peter Tchir. These members of our Geopolitical & Macro Strategy Departments offer their unique expertise regarding North Korean Summit, Russia and the G-7, as well as the ...…
 
Academy Securities presents Major General James "Spider" Marks, Head of Macro Strategy Peter Tchir, and Major General Maston Robeson. These members of our Geopolitical & Macro Strategy Departments offer their unique expertise regarding Turkey, Iran, Syria, Venezuela & Argentina.
 
Academy Securities presents Major General James "Spider" Marks, Head of Macro Strategy Peter Tchir, and Major General Maston Robeson. These members of our Geopolitical & Macro Strategy Departments offer their unique expertise regarding North Korea, China, Indonesia, and Cyber Threats.
 
This week, Jacob and Cole stitch together a few separate recordings that were made throughout the week. We have George Friedman with a special guest on war games, Phillip Orchard on Malaysia’s political drama, and Xander Snyder on the so-called Libya model. Also, basketball. Music credit for this week's podcast: Paul Cantrell playing Frédéric C ...…
 
In this bonus episode, GPF Chairman George Friedman sits down for a short conversation with Limes magazine director Lucio Caracciolo in Genoa, Italy. George and Lucio discuss Italy's perspective on U.S. foreign policy in Europe, Germany's true nature, and the future of the European Union. Exit music is a recording of Italian baroque composer Ar ...…
 
After two weeks off, it’s time to catch up on the world’s events – perfect timing, considering this week may prove to be such a geopolitically consequential one. Jacob and Cole discuss Putin’s continued tenure in Russia, Israel’s combat readiness, Xi’s Marxist beliefs, the Iran deal and more. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go her ...…
 
Russia and the United States have been convenient strawmen for each other for some time. It makes sense for two powerful countries to be a little adversarial, but are they in the throes of another Cold War? The answer to that question requires a top-to-bottom understanding of Russia. Jacob Shapiro and Cole Altom explain why. Sign up for free up ...…
 
Domestic politics always play a role in international affairs. But do they do so now more than other times? After previewing the week ahead, Jacob Shapiro and Cole Altom take discuss how Iran's potential instability shapes its behavior abroad. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/GbC7yB…
 
GPF Podcast returns after a week off to address what promises to be a busy few days ahead. Plus, Jacob Shapiro and Cole Altom pore over GPF's new special reports on The Geopolitics of London and The Geopolitics of Dune. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/zt6tzx
 
With so much drama in the Middle East, it’s nearly irresponsible to focus on just one actor – emphasis on nearly. At GPF, we’ve long maintained that Turkey was a country on the rise, and the things we see it doing today are exactly the things a country on the rise would do. Time will tell if it will reach its full potential, so in the meantime, ...…
 
The United States has always had a peculiar relationship with just about every country in the Western Hemisphere that isn’t Canada. The reasons for this go back as far as the Monroe Doctrine, of course, but the Cold War – and the associated coups and insurgencies etc. – left an indelible mark on the ways these countries interact with one anothe ...…
 
China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula tend to overshadow Southeast Asia, a geographically confounding region that was, until very recently, also home to our very own Phillip Orchard. Now that he’s back, he, Jacob Shapiro and Cole Altom will discuss this oft-overlooked area. But first, they address the elephant in the room: the meeting in May be ...…
 
Now that Germany has finally formed a new government, the de facto leader of the EU can get back to being the de facto leader of the EU. But Italy has just elected into power parties that are less-than-friendly to Germany's agenda. Jacob Shapiro and Cole Altom discuss how this peculiar era of nationalism is just one chapter in a much longer sto ...…
 
Syria is a mess. New alliances form as quickly as they fall apart. Cease-fires are agreed to and summarily ignored. Russians, Turks, Americans, Iranians, Kurds, Lebanese, Saudis and, of course, Syrians all have vested interests in outcome of the war. Jacob, Cole and Xander lay out what those interests are and catch up on what proved to be a ver ...…
 
The accuracy of a media narrative depends on the motives of the agency that spins it. After previewing the week ahead, Jacob L. Shapiro and Cole Altom dissect Chinese media to get a sense of China’s military ambitions – and explain why Beijing has a lot of work to do before it can supplant Washington as the world’s leading power. Sign up for fr ...…
 
Why do we write about Romania but not Rwanda? Why don’t we cover the successes and failures of SpaceX? Director of Analysis Jacob Shapiro and Managing Editor Cole Altom return to talk about the things that don’t quite make it into our analytic framework. Sign up for free updates on topics like these. Go here: https://goo.gl/zt6tzx…
 
Director of Analysis Jacob Shapiro and Managing Editor Cole Altom discuss the rise and fall of one of the more brutal jihadist groups the Middle East has ever seen. Sign up for free updates on topics like these. Go here: https://goo.gl/zt6tzx
 
Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder discuss the short and long-term strategic implications of Turkey's invasion. To see a map of the region being discussed click here: https://geopoliticalfutures.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/syria.jpg Sign up for free updates on topics like these. Go here: https://goo.gl/zt6tzx…
 
Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis, and Xander Snyder answer your questions about the world. Sign up here for free updates on topics like these.
 
Allison Fedirka and Xander Snyder discuss the evolution of the most recent protests in Iran. Sign up here for free updates on topics like this.
 
Kamran Bokhari and Xander Snyder discuss the Islamic State’s presence in Afghanistan and its implications for South and Central Asia. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/j7gFyE
 
This week, GPF released our 2017 Report Card, complete with results on our forecasts from across the globe. Xander Snyder and Jacob L. Shapiro dive in to review our hits and our misses. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/j7gFyE
 
Xander Snyder and Kamran Bokhari explain how traditional rivalries are returning now that the Islamic State is in decline. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: https://goo.gl/j7gFyE
 
Jacob L. Shapiro and Kamran Bokhari discuss why the Trump administration is moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and the implications for the Middle East. To see maps of the region discussed, click or tap here: https://geopoliticalfutures.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/middle-east.jpg and here: https://geopoliticalfutures.com/wp-conte ...…
 
Allison Fedirka and Xander Snyder explain the importance of this often overlooked region. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: http://goo.gl/j7gFyE.
 
Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder discuss the frenzy of developments in Saudi Arabia. Later, they explain why a tiny region in Georgia is back in the news. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: http://goo.gl/j7gFyE.
 
Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder review three political theories being discussed in the media, and what to look for when making historical analogies. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: goo.gl/j7gFyE
 
George Friedman answers your questions. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: goo.gl/j7gFyE
 
Xander Snyder and Allison Fedirka discuss U.S. strategic use of force in Africa. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go here: goo.gl/2aknAv
 
Jacob Shapiro and Xander Snyder discuss what matters most to our readers, from the larger picture of the Kurdish referendum to the geopolitical interests of nation-states, like Catalonia. Stay tuned for your next chance to ask our analysts what you want to know about geopolitics and world events. Sign up for free updates on topics like this! Go ...…
 
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