23 episodes

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.

Geopolitics Rundown Hunter Headapohl, Ryan Shanahan, Ramya Mukalla

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    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

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.

    China Targets Latin America, with Mitch Hayes

    China Targets Latin America, with Mitch Hayes

    On today's episode, China expert Mitch Hayes joins us to discuss China's growing influence in Latin America. Mitch Hayes is a political risk analyst and advisor, as well as the founder of two widely-read newsletters, "The China Signal", and "Mundo".  I encourage our listeners to check them out, you can find his work on:

    Twitter: @mhayes_1

    The China Signal: https://chinasignal.substack.com

    Mundo: https://mundonewsletter.substack.com

    • 25 min
    Why Business Needs Policy Experts, With Cenk Sidar

    Why Business Needs Policy Experts, With Cenk Sidar

    Welcome to Season 2 of Geopolitics Rundown!

    Kicking off the new season is an interview with Cenk Sidar, co-founder and CEO of GlobalWonks, an innovative company that connects businesses to top regional and policy experts in real time.

    We'll discuss the unique challenges businesses face in getting the expertise and business intelligence they need to operate in an increasingly complicated and globalized world.

    • 20 min
    The Third Pole: Europe Debates Strategic Autonomy

    The Third Pole: Europe Debates Strategic Autonomy

    Welcome back to Geopolitics Rundown! We're wrapping up the holiday season with a far-ranging discussion on the future of the European-American relationship. Joe Biden's pick for Secretary of State, Antony "Tony" Blinken, will have to thread the needle amid an intense debate in Europe about strategic autonomy. As the debate unfolds, the old divide between the Gaullists and the Atlanticists rears its head.

    • 36 min
    Foreign Influence Operations with Natalie Thompson

    Foreign Influence Operations with Natalie Thompson

    As US election drama reaches a climax, the Nerds tackle headlines around foreign election interference. Joining us is special guest Natalie Thompson from the Carnegie Endowment's Partnership for Countering Influence Operations. Join us for a discussion of what influence operations are, what states are using them, and how to stop them.

    • 27 min
    Candidate Cage Match: Trump vs Biden's foreign policy

    Candidate Cage Match: Trump vs Biden's foreign policy

    With the US presidential election looming, the nerds tackle Trump and Biden’s foreign policy platforms. Follow along with a dynamic conversation that covers all angles, from flashpoint point issues like China, Iran, and North Korea, to the academic theories behind their policies.

    • 39 min
    Raucous Caucasus: Armenia vs. Azerbaijan

    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.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

RGClark ,

Great top-level overview of major geopolitical issues

Excellent for anyone looking to develop a broader understanding of current events in the foreign affairs works

fitbyevelyn ,

Informative!

Very informative. I enjoyed listening to the AZ & ARM episode. One suggestion, brush up on your pronunciation of countries because when you say Karabakh it definitely made me cringe.

wasdapsta ,

Very informative and contextually fairly easy to follow.

Great show!

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