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Dec 19, 2016
2016 proved to be a particularly interesting year on the geopolitical stage. As Stratfor said last year in our annual forecast, "the defining events of 2016 will raise apprehension around the world, leading into what will likely be an even more tumultuous 2017 as an array of developing conflicts comes into sharper focus." To delve deeper into what happened, where things stand and what lies ahead, Stratfor Vice President for Global Analysis Reva Goujon returns to the podcast to discuss our scorecard for 2016. As guest host Cole Altom says, the passage of time is the ultimate vindication so we'll look at lessons learned, Stratfor's unique methodology and a peek at the year ahead.
 
Then Vice President for Africa Operations Mark Schroeder answers one of our listener questions about the relationship between South Africa and the rest of the continent and Evan Rees from Stratfor's editorial team highlights some of our picks from this year's holiday gift guide.
 
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Dec 6, 2016

December 7 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In this special edition of the Stratfor Talks podcast, host Ben Sheen interviews three analysts about issues and trends related to the attack that continue to unfold. Senior Military Analyst Omar Lamrani explores the evolution of Japan as a maritime power since the end of World War II. Then we examine the ongoing trend of Japanese normalization with Stratfor Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker. And Senior Analyst Sim Tack looks at the nature of and challenges posed by strategic intelligence failures from Pearl Harbor to today.

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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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Europe Needs More Than Merkel
 
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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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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.

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Disruptive Technology: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants 

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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.

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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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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.

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