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Hello all! Welcome to the Pivot! The purpose of this podcast is to discuss in detail the geopolitical implications of the 21st century as we gravitate from a definite American unipolar international order to a nascent multi-faceted, multi-polar international system. This podcast looks to extensively address the question "how did we get to where we are now?" and the question, "where do we go from now?"

In order to do this, we must understand the powers of history, civilization development, technology, identity, and geography so that we can properly shed light on the true realities of our world. Through monologues, dialogues, interviews, and open-ended discussions, the Pivot seeks to provide a platform of intellectual engagement, assessments, awareness, and a learning environment! This podcast hopes to accomplish a new understanding of international relations, international security, and national security as we embrace and confront new challenges to the sustaining of our political institutions! This is intended to be a fun yet informative podcast hosted and organized by ambitious, knowledgeable, and determined individuals that wish to raise awareness and live lives of service to government, more specifically foreign policy, defense, and national security.

The Geopolitical Pivot Semaj McDowell

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Hello all! Welcome to the Pivot! The purpose of this podcast is to discuss in detail the geopolitical implications of the 21st century as we gravitate from a definite American unipolar international order to a nascent multi-faceted, multi-polar international system. This podcast looks to extensively address the question "how did we get to where we are now?" and the question, "where do we go from now?"

In order to do this, we must understand the powers of history, civilization development, technology, identity, and geography so that we can properly shed light on the true realities of our world. Through monologues, dialogues, interviews, and open-ended discussions, the Pivot seeks to provide a platform of intellectual engagement, assessments, awareness, and a learning environment! This podcast hopes to accomplish a new understanding of international relations, international security, and national security as we embrace and confront new challenges to the sustaining of our political institutions! This is intended to be a fun yet informative podcast hosted and organized by ambitious, knowledgeable, and determined individuals that wish to raise awareness and live lives of service to government, more specifically foreign policy, defense, and national security.

    George Kennan Roundtable Part 16: What does Venezuela and Argentina have in common? Iran

    George Kennan Roundtable Part 16: What does Venezuela and Argentina have in common? Iran

    Before explaining what the episode is about...NEWS AND UPDATE: The Geopolitical Pivot is coming under the umbrella of Aethon Enterprises, a new national security enterprise being formed by the Pivot's founder Semaj McDowell! Furthermore, we have launched a YouTube channel as well! To show your support and to gain access to published report assessments and visual graphics, follow the links below and follow, like, share, and subscribe!
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    The team is back together for an episode to discuss Iranian operations and presence in South America, primarily in Venezuela and Argentina. With the recent Venezuelan aircraft investigations ongoing in Argentina with speculation of IRGC-Quds Force personnel onboard, this episode looks to begin examination of Iran's strategy within South America and how crucial it is for policymakers to understand this asymmetric approach to formulating and implementing grand strategy.
    #SouthAmerica #Iran #Hezbollah #Tri-BorderArea #Geopolitics #NationalSecurity #Venezuela #Argentina

    • 34 min
    George Kennan Roundtable Part 15: DPRK Nuclear Diplomatic Gangnam Style

    George Kennan Roundtable Part 15: DPRK Nuclear Diplomatic Gangnam Style

    Good good afternoon from the George Kennan Group! Today with analyst Brian Jones, the team look to examine and better understanding the robust testing of ballistic missiles by the DPRK in anticipation of a potential upcoming nuclear test. By observing the positions of China, Japan, and South Korea economically, militarily, and politically, the often erratic yet strategically savvy actions of North Korea becomes much clearer.

    • 37 min
    George Kennan Roundtable Part 14: YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! - Disinformation in Ukraine, Cuban Intel Ops in the Americas, and the Australian Elections

    George Kennan Roundtable Part 14: YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! - Disinformation in Ukraine, Cuban Intel Ops in the Americas, and the Australian Elections

    The George Kennan Club is back as we discuss disinformation operations in the Ukraine-Russia War...by Ukraine! Additionally, we pivot toward the Land Down Under as we give an update on the Australian elections. Toward the end of the show, we discuss Cuban intelligence capabilities and utilize Cuba's security presence in Venezuela!
    Sit back and relax with your favorite geopolitical bunch as we update you on just what is going on in this growingly unpredictable yet controlled chaotic world!

    • 54 min
    George Kennan Roundtable Part 13: Another Man's Terrorist is Another Man's Freedom Fighter

    George Kennan Roundtable Part 13: Another Man's Terrorist is Another Man's Freedom Fighter

    In this episode, the George Kennan Roundtable discusses the basic foundations of defining terrorism in addition to providing an update on the Asia-Pacific/Oceania strategic security ambitions of China to remove US presence and influence within the 3 island chains.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Pump the Gas! Pump it! Actually Don't - Brief Interview with Tyrese Garvie

    Pump the Gas! Pump it! Actually Don't - Brief Interview with Tyrese Garvie

    In a new sort of formatting segment here on the Pivot, Host Semaj McDowell interviews Geopolitical Pivot contributor Tyrese Garvie, who hails from the UK, to discuss climate change contributions to mass migrations while providing a quick note on the complex position of Russia with West Europe and the UK.

    • 18 min
    George Kennan Roundtable Part 12: Understanding Indonesian Strategic Complicated Importance & A Discussion on Russian Cyber Electoral Tampering

    George Kennan Roundtable Part 12: Understanding Indonesian Strategic Complicated Importance & A Discussion on Russian Cyber Electoral Tampering

    The George Kennan Club is back with special guest 2nd Lieutenant Williams as we discuss in the first 45 minutes of the show the strategic complicated importance of Indonesia in the Asia-Pacific for US interests. Afterwards, we carry on a discussion on Russian cyber electoral tampering and social engineering as seen in 2016, 2020, and even back to the 1930s!

    • 1 hr 53 min

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