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
We're continuing our interview series with a deep dive on China's growing influence in Latin America. Here to talk about this fascinating development in international politics is Mitch Hayes.
Mitch Hayes is a political risk analyst and advisor, as well as the founder of two widely-read newsletters, "The China Signal", and "Mundo". Both are read by diplomats, investors, journalists, and political risk analysts all over the world. The China Signal analyses China’s growing presence in Latin America, while Mundo focuses on geopolitics, political risk and critical thinking skills. I encourage our listeners to check them out, you can find his work on:
The China Signal: https://chinasignal.substack.com
Why Business Needs Policy Experts, With Cenk Sidar
Welcome to Season 2 of Geopolitics Rundown! We are back after our break to bring you more insights from foreign policy's best and brightest and more analysis of global events.
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. Their clients include fortune 100 companies, consulting firms, and other businesses in emerging markets.
Today, 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.
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.
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.
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.
We are also excited to announce that our show has rocketed past 10,000 downloads. We couldn't do it without the support of our listeners! As always, if you have questions or comments about the show follow us on Facebook or visit our website www.geopoliticsrundown.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Raucous Caucasus: Armenia vs. Azerbaijan
Welcome to the new Geopolitics Rundown! We are back after our brief hiatus with a new, unscripted format and some new topics to discuss. 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.
*NOTE: This episode was recorded before the announced Russia-brokered ceasefire. However, the same concepts stated in the episode still apply.
For maps of the region and a transcript of the episode, please visit our website www.geopoliticsrundown.com.
As always, we look forward to your feedback! Let us know what you think of our new format and what sorts of issues we should tackle next by visiting our site or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
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
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.
Very informative and contextually fairly easy to follow.