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Sep 19, 2017

Stratfor launched Threat Leans one year ago to help corporate security professionals and globally engaged organizations anticipate, measure and mitigate threats against their people, assets and interests around the world. In this episode of the podcast, Stratfor’s Fred Burton and Scott Stewart discuss what they’ve learned and what’s coming next ahead of their return to ASIS 2017.

 

Learn more about Stratfor, including Threat Lens, custom advisory services and our premier digital publication, Stratfor Worldview, at Stratfor.com

 

Related Reading:

 

Stratfor Threat Lens: https://marcom.stratfor.com/products/threatlens

 

Stratfor at ASIS 2017 in Dallas: https://lp.stratfor.com/asis-2017

 

A Look at Threat Lens (video): https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/conversation-look-threat-lens-stratfors-newest-product

 

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Sep 1, 2017

Amid discussions about a multi-speed Europe and two tracks toward integration, we sit down with Stratfor Senior Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni to discuss the future of the European Union in this episode of the podcast. Then in part two of the podcast, Senior Global Analyst Matthew Bey and Senior Military Analyst Omar Lamrani to discuss the geopolitics of space and evolving security interests there.

 

You can find our latest analysis and forecasting on these topics and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe

 

Related Reading at Stratfor Worldview:

Stratfor’s Decade Forecast: 2015–2025 - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/decade-forecast-2015-2025

 

In Europe, France Leads the Protectionist Charge - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/europe-france-leads-protectionist-charge

 

The Battle to Militarize Space Has Begun - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/battle-militarize-space-has-begun

 

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Aug 21, 2017

In this episode of the podcast, Stratfor’s Fred Burton discusses counterterrorism and shares his story about Carlos the Jackal with New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. They also discuss Thor’s latest book, Use of Force.

Learn more about Brad Thor’s 17 books, including Use of Force, at www.BradThor.com.

You can also read more from Stratfor’s Fred Burton, including his “Lessons from Old Case Files” series, on Stratfor Worldview (www.Worldview.Stratfor.com). If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today and get a free copy of Burton’s first book, Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, at: https://lp.stratfor.com/subscribe-2017a-ghost

 

Related Reading at Stratfor Worldview:

More from Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton - https://marcom.stratfor.com/people/189111

A Former Hostage and Security Agent Talk Terrorism (video) - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/former-hostage-and-security-agent-talk-terrorism

Lessons from Old Case Files: Circling Back to “The Jackal” - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/circling-back-jackal

 

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Aug 10, 2017

With U.S.-Iranian tensions once again on the rise, questions remain as to what path Iran will take going forward, what the future of the JCPOA (commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal) may be and what all this means for the broader region. In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, Senior Global Analyst Matthew Bey and Middle East and North Africa Analyst Emily Hawthorne delve into the latest issues, internal Iranian politics and its relationship with the United States.

You can find our latest analysis and forecasting on Iran at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe

 

Related Reading at Stratfor Worldview:

Stratfor Theme Page: Iran’s Arc of Influence - https://worldview.stratfor.com/topic/irans-arc-influence

A Perfect Storm is Brewing in U.S. Foreign Policy - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/perfect-storm-brewing-us-foreign-policy

Iran: Looking for the Nuclear Deal’s Half-Life - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/iran-looking-nuclear-deals-half-life-2

The U.S. Reviews Its Stance on Iran - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-reviews-its-stance-iran

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Aug 7, 2017

As the Russia-West standoff heats up, the concept of hybrid warfare has emerged as a particularly relevant topic on the global stage. It’s also the focus of a new series of analysis on Stratfor Worldview. In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, host Ben Sheen sits down with Senior Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky to explore the motivation behind Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy, which countries are impacted and what tool Russia can leverage against each of them.

Our series on Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy and related analysis are available on Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe

Related Reading at Stratfor Worldview:

Russia Finds A New Way To Wage An Age-Old War -  https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/russia-finds-new-way-wage-age-old-war

The U.S. and Russia: A Lesson in Asymmetry - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-and-russia-lesson-asymmetry

U.S. Congressional Sanctions Carry Consequences Beyond Russia - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-congressional-sanctions-carry-consequences-beyond-russia

Putin Faces Off Against America’s Founding Fathers - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/putin-faces-against-america-s-founding-fathers

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Jul 27, 2017

With renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement fast approaching, Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon sits down to discuss the future of NAFTA and global trade in this episode of the Stratfor Podcast. She’s joined by Senior Global Energy Analyst Matthew Bey, Latin America Analyst Reggie Thompson and Senior Science and Technology Analyst Rebecca Keller for context on what this renegotiation could mean for North America and more broadly, the future of global trade.

All of our analyses on NAFTA, global trade and related topics are available on Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe

 

Related Reading at Stratfor Worldview:

Preserving Order Amid Change in NAFTA - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/preserving-order-amid-change-nafta

NAFTA: Capitalizing on Natural Advantages - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/nafta-capitalizing-natural-advantages

Trade Negotiations Sow Seeds of Doubt for U.S. Agrigulture - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/trade-negotiations-sow-seeds-doubt-us-agriculture

Visualizing a World Without NAFTA - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/visualizing-world-without-nafta

 

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Jun 26, 2017

In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton sits down with Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker to discuss the geopolitical realities behind North Korea’s nuclear standoff. From weapons development to alleged assassination plots and the constraints facing both the United States’ and China’s efforts to intervene, they look at where things stand right now and where they’re going in the near future.

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.

Related Reading at Stratfor Worldview:

Coping With A Nuclear North Korea, a new theme on Stratfor Worldview 

North Korea: American’s Death Adds Layer of Complexity to Diplomatic Attempts

North Korea’s Drama Masks South Korea’s Political Complexity 

Stratfor’s 2017 Third-Quarter Forecast for the Asia-Pacific 

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Jun 15, 2017

In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, we take a look at the generational forces driving recent protests across Russia. To put those protest movements in context, we’ll look at the cultural, technological and especially demographic forces at play with Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky.

Chausovsky recently authored an insightful analysis on the topic for Stratfor Worldview, our premier digital publication. More than 25-years after the fall of the Soviet Union, this new generation is coming of age across Eurasia, the region it once dominated, and challenging Russia’s long-standing influence there.

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.

Related Reading at Stratfor Worldview:

In Eurasia, a New Generation Challenges Russia’s Dominance 

Subscribe to Stratfor Worldview and receive our report, “Russia and the West Collide,” as a special gift.

In Russia, Protests Demonstrate a Fundamental Change  

The Fight for Russia’s Borderlands, one of the themes we cover in detail at Stratfor Worldview 

Jun 2, 2017

In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, we explore the geopolitics of baseball with Professors Tolga Ozyurtcu and Thomas Hunt from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin, regular contributors to Stratfor Worldview’s series on the geopolitics of sports.

They’ll be joined by Stratfor Senior Analyst Matthew Bey as they discuss the global spread of the sport and the underlying stories from imperialist expansions to subtle resistance and the evolution of the game itself.

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.

Related Reading at Stratfor Worldview:

Introducing the Geopolitics of Sports 

How Japan Got Baseball

The Politics of Pageantry

Sports: America’s Well-Kept Socialist Secret 

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.

RELATED READING AT STRATFOR WORLDVIEW:

How Venezuela’s Protests are Different This Time Around

Explore all analysis related to the theme “Venezuela Unraveling” on Stratfor Wolrdview 

China Paves the Way for a New Silk Road 

For China, All Roads (and Belts) Lead to Europe

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.

RELATED READING

Experience Stratfor Worldview 

Announcement: Stratfor Launches Worldview, Revolutionizes Access to Geopolitical Intelligence, Analysis and Forecasting

Letter from the CEO: Introducing Stratfor Worldview

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.

RELATED READING:

The French Conundrum  

Stratfor’s 2017 Second-Quarter Forecast 

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.

 

RELATED READING:

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

Stratfor’s 2017 Second-Quarter Forecast

Washington Tests A New Tool To Counter Alleged Trade Manipulation


Setting the Tone in U.S. - China Relations

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.

RELATED READING

The Eurozone Plans for the Worst 

A Storm is Brewing Over Europe

The State of Economic Unions After the Brexit

New Global Themes and Topics Coming to Stratfor.com

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.

RELATED READING:

Alternative Facts in a Post-Truth World?

A Truth About “Post-Truth”

Stratfor: The Test of Being a Rorschach Test

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.

RELATED READING:

The Battle for Mosul

Satellite Imagery: The Islamic State Wreaks Havoc on Mosul’s Bridges 

The Islamic State in 2017: Rotting From The Outside In

Stratfor Enterprise Services & Business Products 

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.

RELATED READING:

From Red to Silver: The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Soviet Union

Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast: Sub-Saharan Africa  

Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast: South Asia

The Hunt for Russia’s Next Enemy

 

 

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.

RELATED READING:

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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