The RANE Stratfor podcast is dedicated to succinct, clear conversations on risk intelligence, geopolitics, world affairs, national security, economics, and underlying, global trends that drive the international system. We specialize in helping businesses and individuals recognize and manage risks. As the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, RANE Worldview, powered by Stratfor, brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments, and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment.
RANE Insights on Covid-19: Booster Shots and Holiday Parties
In this episode of the RANE Insights on COVID-19 podcast, Drs. Bill Lang and Fred Southwick discuss Johnson and Johnson vaccine booster shots, battling persistent misinformation and misunderstanding of the risks of getting vaccinated and best practices for staying healthy during the holidays - and the holiday parties. Hosted by David Larence, RANE's Covid 19 podcast series is one of the most consistent and accurate information streams about the pandemic and the ongoing variants of the virus. Stay updated on all news about the COVID-19 battle here: https://www.ranenetwork.com/products/intelligence-briefs
Essential Geopolitics: Risks Revealed by the Pandora Papers
In this episode of RANE's Essential Geopolitics podcast, powered by Stratfor, we discuss the Pandora Papers. For more than a year, hundreds of journalists across the globe read, notated, and re-read millions of leaked files that revealed details of the complicated tax havens for the world’s rich and powerful. We know the leak as the Pandora Papers. The information in the leak is still being revealed. But the leak itself was a complicated business, says Sam Lichtenstein, Stratfor Director of Global Security Analysts at RANE. Sign Up for the Free Stratfor Newsletter from RANE
Essential Geopolitics: Hope From a New Malaria Vaccine
In this episode of the RANE Essential Geopolitics podcast powered by Stratfor, what hope can be derived from a recently approved malaria vaccine and who could benefit. The World Health Organization recently backed a malaria vaccine to be used for children in African countries. This is being touted as a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly disease. What happens now? Clara Brackbill, Stratfor sub-Saharan Africa analyst for RANE, has answers.
RANE Insights: The History and Future of Cryptocurrencies
In this episode of the RANE Insights podcast, we launch our new podcast series, Crypto Corner. Cryptocurrency adoption - not just by individuals and investors but also by organizations and even governments as legal currency - represents a vast new world of financial possibilities. It also opens the door to new risks. Today, the topic is the geopolitical risk and national security implications of cryptocurrencies, as well as looking back at how crypto has been disrupting the status quo for more than a decade. Our host is RANE founder David Lawrence. His guests are Joseph Hanvey, Chief Compliance Officer at FalconX, the digital asset trading platform, and Tim Murphy, President and CEO of Consortium.net, an IT security firm.
Essential Geopolitics: Exploring Ukraine's New Anti-Oligarch Bill
In this episode of the Essential Geopolitics podcast, a look at Ukraine's confounding anti-Oligarch bill. Legislation that appears aimed at reducing the influence of oligarchs, has been a focus for President Volodymyr Zelensky. But will it hurt or hinder his political future? Stratfor Eurasia analyst at RANE Matthew Orr explains the contradictions to Emily Donahue.
Essential Geopolitics: Big Fall Elections for 3 Countries in Latin America
In this episode of RANE's Essential geopolitics podcast, powered by Stratfor, a look at elections in Latin America. Before the end of 2021, three South American nations will hold consequential elections: Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela. All three have had their own political, economic, and social fallout from the pandemic. What’s at stake going forward? Carmen Colosi sets out the details. Colosi is Stratfor Latin America analyst for RANE. Sign Up for the Free Stratfor Newsletter from RANE
I don’t know if there’s a problem with the podcast or the carrier, but sometimes the volume is inconsistent and an episode that I was eager to listen hasn’t uploaded. I’ve also had trouble deleting old episodes from this podcast and others. I’m one gen back on an iPhone with the latest software.
New Ownership New Globalist Agenda
Stratfor used to be an excellent intelligence source of geopolitical information. Now under its new ownership RANE it has become a pseudo intellectual leftist globalist think tank. Just watch CNN and you will get much better production and video of the same information. Instead of explaining the geopolitical reasons why Brexit happened as they would have in the past, they now bring in “experts” to tell you why it was so stupid. Unsubscribing and deleting now. Wasting time, let alone a penny on their “analysis “ which is just rehashed msm, would be really stupid.
Used to swear by this podcast
A few bright spots, but the COVID coverage has shown just how far downhill this has gone. Essentially, all I’ve heard for the last year is, “why can’t all these peons just do what we tell them?” Stratfor and RANE are clearly not providing the focused geopolitical insights that Stratfor was known for. They are not paying attention to the strategic imperatives any more and they have forgotten how their ivory tower philosophizing actually applies on the ground level.
I saw someone earlier mentioned skipping any podcast with David Lawrence. I second the motion.