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Stratfor's monthly podcast, featuring discussions on global affairs, security issues, and economic, political and military topics.

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Nov 30, 2016

From waves of migration to Brexit and an ever evolving political landscape, 2016 challenged the very foundation of the European Union. At the beginning of the year, Stratfor forecasted European fragmentation as a key trend that would shape global developments. In the latest episode of the Stratfor Talks podcast, Stratfor analysts Adriano Bosoni and Mark Fleming-Williams explore what the future of Europe will look like going forward.

Then in part two of the podcast, Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon and Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker examine how demographics can help indicate the potential economic success of a nation, highlighting current demographics in Japan as a case study.

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Stratfor’s 2016 Annual Forecast

Europe Needs More Than Merkel
 
Inflation Makes a Comeback in the Global Economy 
 
Metabolizing Japan, the World’s Oldest Nation
Nov 16, 2016

On November 8, the United States elected Donald Trump as its next president. President-elect Trump does not officially take office until January 20, 2017, but the question of what a Trump presidency could mean for U.S. foreign policy is already circling the globe. Two of Stratfor’s lead analysts, Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon and Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker, sit down to discuss that very question and offer some context for this ongoing conversation in the latest episode of the Stratfor Talks podcast.

Then Deputy Editor Lynn Wise speaks with Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich about the role geography plays in Russia’s historical pattern of expansion and contraction.

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A Simple Tool for Understanding the Trump Presidency

An Asian Perspective on the U.S. Elections

 

Negotiating NAFTA’s Future

Russia Falls Into Old Habits

 
Nov 1, 2016

Disruptive technologies can potentially lead to major geopolitical shifts. In the latest Stratfor Talks podcast, Science and Technology Analyst Rebecca Keller looks at several emerging fields and how they may reshape current global trends. Then Senior Analyst Sim Tack sits down to discuss Strafor’s Focal Point series of satellite imagery and how it contributes to Stratfor’s broader strategic intelligence analysis.

Have a question or comment for the Stratfor Talks podcast? Leave us a message and we may include your comment in a future episode. You can reach Stratfor Talks at 1-512-744-4300 x 3917. You can also email us at podcast@stratfor.com.
 

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Disruptive Technology: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants 

The Rise of Manufacturing Marks the Fall of Globalization

 
 
Focal Point: A Glimpse Into the Battle for Mosul
Oct 14, 2016

As the battle to retake the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State fast approaches, Stratfor Senior Analyst Sim Tack sits down with Senior Military Analyst Omar Lamrani and Middle East and North Africa Analyst Emily Hawthorne to discuss what the battle will look like and why the fight against the Islamic State isn’t the only concern for forces on the ground. Then host Ben Sheen explores the commercial potential of Hyperloop transportation with Stratfor Science and Technology Analyst Rebecca Keller.

Have a question or comment for the Stratfor Talks podcast? Leave us a message and we may include your comment in a future episode. You can reach Stratfor Talks at 1-512-744-4300 x 3917. You can also email us at podcast@stratfor.com.

 

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Iraqi Security Forces Inch Closer to Mosul

Stratfor Fourth-Quarter Forecast: Middle East & North Africa

The Hype Surrounding Hyperloop

Russia’s Search for Foreign Investment

 

Oct 4, 2016

With one month remaining before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon highlights the challenges the next president will face, regardless of who wins in November. Then Stratfor Vice President of Tactical Analysis Scott Stewart sits down to discuss Stratfor Threat Lens™, a new customizable, global threat intelligence solution to help corporate security leaders identify, anticipate and mitigate risks to their people, assets and interests around the world.

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To the Future President of the United States by Reva Goujon

If We Covered the U.S. Election by Rodger Baker

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Sep 20, 2016

Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich looks back on Russia’s September 18 parliamentary elections and what’s ahead for Russia. Also, Editor-in-Chief David Judson discusses his new column, Stratforium, and the difference between journalism and Stratfor’s geopolitical intelligence and analysis.

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Sep 2, 2016

Reflecting back on the 2016 Olympic games, Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich and Latin America Analyst Reggie Thompson are joined by Dr. Tommy Hunt and Dr. Tolga Ozyurtcu from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Kinesiology and Health Education for a roundtable on the intersection of geopolitics and sports. Also, host Ben Sheen speaks with Stratfor CEO Dave Sikora about some recent updates and upcoming news for Stratfor.com.

Jul 22, 2016

Stratfor Vice President of East Asia Analysis Rodger Baker explains the Permanent Court of Arbitration's recent ruling on the South China Sea and what it means for maritime law.

Jun 1, 2016

Stratfor military analyst Sim Tack discusses a wargame exercise involving a U.S. strike against North Korea's nuclear facilities -- and what it could cost on both sides. Also, Fred Burton takes us behind the scenes of the U.S. presidential election cycle, with a look at Secret Service protection for candidates.

May 5, 2016

South Asia analyst Faisel Pervaiz explains the battle between secularism and religious law that has shaped Pakistan's past and now impacts its present. Also, Chief Intelligence Officer Jon Sather discusses five ways that technology has changed the field of intelligence work since 1996 -- another installment in Stratfor's 20th anniversary occasional series. And Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon explains Russia's strategy in Syria, in response to a reader request.

Apr 4, 2016

Latin America analyst Reggie Thompson explains the dual efforts underway to rid Venezuela of President Nicolas Maduro-- and why the country faces a long road back toward functional stability. Also, Sim Tack gives a verbal tour of his home country, Belgium, to provide political and security context for the March 22 terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Mar 1, 2016

Stratfor Eurasia analyst Eugene Chausovsky explains the layers of diplomacy surrounding the crisis in Ukraine and how to unravel the tangled politics between Russia and the West involving that conflict. Meanwhile, Asia-Pacific analyst Thomas Vien delves into the message behind a spate of apparent Chinese renditions, and security expert Fred Burton offers a response to a reader about technicalities in aircraft attacks. 

Feb 1, 2016

With tensions running high in the East and South China Seas, Omar Lamrani explains the subtleties of China's counterintervention strategy. Also, security expert Fred Burton kicks off the first part of Stratfor's 20th anniversary series, "20 Ways the World Has Changed in 20 Years," with a look at five lasting impacts of the 9/11 attacks.

Jan 1, 2016

In the wake of the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attacks, security expert Scott Stewart discusses impacts to the U.S. political system. Also, Chief Intelligence Officer Jon Sather shares his top reading picks for the coming year.

Dec 1, 2015

Security analyst Scott Stewart gives his take on the Islamic State in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, and Vice President of Analysis Reva Bhalla provides a review of Stratfor's 2015 Annual Forecast predictions, hits and misses.

Nov 1, 2015

Analyst Mark Fleming-Williams explores competing visions for the future of the European Union, and security expert Fred Burton looks back at the 1979 hostage crisis, 36 years after it began. 

Oct 1, 2015

Military analyst Paul Floyd examines the difficulties faced by military trainers in Iraq, through the lens of national and cultural identities. And Former Soviet Union analyst Lauren Goodrich discusses the Cold War art form known as Kremlinology, and how it applies to Russia today.

Sep 1, 2015

Europe analyst Adriano Bosoni explains why the geography of Greece poses a security problem for Europe and the Schengen Agreement states. Also, science and technology analyst Rebecca Keller discusses robotic bees and other innovations that could help farmers in the future.

Jul 31, 2015

In this episode of Stratfor Talks, best-selling author Fred Burton discusses the challenges of building credible intelligence sources and protecting diplomats in places like Benghazi. Also, special guest Tolga Ozyurtcu from the University of Texas at Austin discusses the intersection of geopolitics and sports. 

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