Welcome to Geopolitics Rundown, an innovative new foreign affairs podcast that breaks down top global headlines. If you ever feel lost trying to keep up with world news, come to our show for a place to start. Join your hosts, graduates of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, as they guide you through some of the most complex topics and stories in global politics.
Raucous Caucasus: Armenia vs. Azerbaijan
Welcome to the new Geopolitics Rundown! Today's topic: The recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan which has killed hundreds and re-ignited a fight over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. We're going to walk you through where this conflict is, who is involved, and why it could have serious implications for Russia, Turkey, and the future of NATO.
For maps of the region and a transcript of the episode, please visit our website www.geopoliticsrundown.com.
UAE-Israel Deal: Frenemies with Benefits
Join the nerds for a discussion on the recent peace deal between Israel and the UAE, the Abraham Accord. Why and how did the deal happen? What does the deal do? Who are the winners and losers? What does it mean for the future of the Middle East? All of those questions and more are answered in this episode of Geopolitics Rundown.
For maps of what we will be discussing today, visit our website www.geopoliticsrundown.com.
Inside the Indo-Pacific: Japan
In this episode, the nerds return from their brief hiatus to conclude their tour of the Indo-Pacific. Join us for a breakdown of Japan and its geopolitical position. From tensions with China to cooperation with the Quad, Japan is experiencing a period of change that will redefine its role in the region. Learn about the Senkaku islands dispute, the Quad +, and more!
For more information and to contact our team, visit our website www.geopoliticsrundown.com.
Security Sunday: India's Navy with Aman Thakker
In this Security Sunday your nerds bring on guest Aman Thakker, CSIS fellow and author of the Indialogue newsletter, to discuss the nitty gritty of the Indian Navy and its role in the complex power dynamics of the Indo-Pacific. They discuss how India’s rivalry with China has impacted Indian maritime policy, the role of India’s alliance with the Quad (The US, Australia, and Japan), as well as the future of naval competition in the Indian Ocean.
Inside the Indo-Pacific: Australia with Michael Hilliard
In this episode, your resident nerds take a trip down under with their first guest, Michael Hilliard from The Red Line podcast. Together they explore how Australia fits into the complex Indo-pacific region amidst tensions, new and old, with China and the United States.
Geopolitics of TikTok
This is not your average rundown. We're diving into a topic dear to everyone's hearts: TikTok. We're going to talk about why India banned the app, why the US is considering the same, and why some are saying that this video-sharing app is a national security risk.
We ask that you bear with us, since this episode is unscripted and we're testing out new equipment. Make sure to rate and subscribe, and if you want more content like this let us know!
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This podcast is very informative. The presenters do an excellent job presenting the information in an understandable way.
Thank you for doing this podcast. It’s good analysis and valuable in understanding geopolitics beyond the headlines. I hope you keep it going.
Excellent and Easy to Understand
Thank you for bringing these topics to us in an easy to understand that are well researched and articulated. Keep up the good work!