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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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May 23, 2017

As the long brewing crisis in Venezuela evolves, Stratfor Latin America Analyst Reggie Thompson joins the podcast to offer some context on exactly how things are changing in Venezuela and what that country’s future looks like.

Then from Venezuela, we’ll turn to China and a conversation between VP of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker and Senior East Asia Analyst Zhixing Zhang about her latest series on Stratfor Worldview. It’s a four-part series exploring the underlying motivations behind China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative and the challenges China will face going ahead.

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

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How Venezuela’s Protests are Different This Time Around

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Apr 28, 2017

Two-decades after Stratfor began forecasting the geopolitical trends shaping our world, we now take a giant step forward with the introduction of Stratfor Worldview, the next generation Stratfor experience.

Worldview introduces an innovative, new user experience that compels readers to dig deeper into global affairs with enhanced analyses, living forecasts, interactive graphics, community forums and new global themes and topics that lift the veil on Stratfor’s underlying methodology and allow members to focus on what’s most important to them and their organizations.

To learn more about Stratfor Worldview, we sit down with Stratfor CEO Dave Sikora, Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon, Editor-in-Chief David Judson and Chief Product Officer Ken Maranian in this podcast. We’ll discuss why Worldview is unique, explore what’s new and explain why we believe unbiased analysis and forecasting grounded in the study of geopolitics is more important today than ever before.

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

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Apr 25, 2017

Following the results of the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, April 23rd, Stratfor senior analysts sat down for a live webcast to examine the results and explore what’s ahead for France and the European Union as a whole. In addition to their discussion, they also took live questions from the online audience.

For this episode of the Stratfor podcast, we bring you that entire conversation with Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon in our Austin, Texas headquarters, Senior Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni in Barcelona, Europe & Economy Analyst Mark Fleming-Williams in London and Senior Analyst Sim Tack in Belgium.

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

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The French Conundrum  

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What France’s Election Will Mean for Its Former Colonies 

Apr 14, 2017

Beneath the headlines about Brexit, Russian efforts to expand its area of influence and the latest news from the White House lies an evolving story that has shaped the direction of the international system for generations. That’s the story of global trade.

From NAFTA to TPP and beyond, in this episode of the Stratfor podcast we explore the future of global trade with Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon, Global Analyst Matthew Bey, Economy Analyst Mark Fleming-Williams and Science and Technology Analyst Rebecca Keller.

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

 

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Trade Negotiations Sow Seeds of Doubt for U.S. Agriculture

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Mar 3, 2017

With the fate of Europe’s common currency and the potential for another referendum on EU membership in the balance, France prepares to hold its highly contested general election. Stratfor Senior Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni joins the podcast to explore the underlying forces at play in the French elections and what they could mean for Europe’s economic future.

Then Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich and Europe Analyst Mark Fleming-Williams dissect Russian efforts to influence the outcome of elections in general and the upcoming French election in particular. We’ll also look at how the French are responding.

And Stratfor Chief Product Officer Ken Maranian comes by with a preview of what we can expect when the next generation Stratfor experience is unveiled this Spring.

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

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The Eurozone Plans for the Worst 

A Storm is Brewing Over Europe

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Feb 17, 2017

Fake news, biased reporting, propaganda and questions about the legitimacy of information continue to cloud political and public discourse on the key developments now shaping our world. Amid those controversies, Stratfor Editor-in-Chief David Judson sits down with Jay Ogilvy, chairman of our Board of Contributors, to discuss the idea of Post Truth and how we can cut through the noise to gain truly valuable perspective on the current international environment in the latest episode of the Stratfor Talks podcast.

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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Alternative Facts in a Post-Truth World?

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Feb 2, 2017

As Iraqi forces prepare along the eastern shore of the Tigris river for the next phase in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State, Stratfor Senior Military Analyst Omar Lamrani, Senior Analyst Sim Tack and Middle East and North Africa Analyst Emily Hawthorne return to the Stratfor Talks podcast to discuss the fight ahead and more importantly, the geopolitical challenges that will follow.

Then in part two of the podcast, Stratfor’s Faisel Pervaiz sits down with Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker to discuss how geopolitical analysis and forecasting can help businesses succeed.

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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The Battle for Mosul

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Jan 23, 2017

The Soviet Union collapsed 25-years ago, but Russia today is now reasserting itself on the international stage. To learn more about developments in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union and a look at what’s ahead, Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich joins the Stratfor Talks podcast.

Then Stratfor Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Stephen Rakowski answers one of our listener questions about challenges to economic development in Africa and South Asia Analyst Faisel Pervaiz returns to the podcast to explain how Pakistan’s geography continues to shape that nation’s foreign policy.

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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Jan 12, 2017

When President-elect Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States on January 20, a massive, multi-agency effort will roll out across Washington D.C. to ensure inauguration security. To get a sense of what that security effort looks like, Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton joins the Stratfor Talks podcast to share his experience having worked on security details for past presidential inaugurations. Then Stratfor Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker and Senior Analyst Sim Tack discuss military options to address North Korea’s nuclear program and what the implications of a military strike would be.

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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Inauguration Day: A Marvel of Security Cooperation 

Assessing the North Korea Hazard

The U.S. Weighs Its Nuclear Options 

North Korea: A Problem Without a Solution

 

 

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