China Targets Latin America, with Mitch Hayes
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by Hunter Headapohl
2y ago
We're continuing our interview series with a deep dive on China's growing influence in Latin America. Here to talk about this fascinating development in international politics is Mitch Hayes. Mitch Hayes is a political risk analyst and advisor, as well as the founder of two widely-read newsletters, "The China Signal", and "Mundo".  Both are read by diplomats, investors, journalists, and political risk analysts all over the world. The China Signal analyses China’s growing presence in Latin America, while Mundo focuses on geopolitics, political risk and critical thinking skills. I encourage ..read more
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Why Business Needs Policy Experts, with Cenk Sidar
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by Hunter Headapohl
3y ago
Welcome to Season 2 of Geopolitics Rundown! We are back after our break to bring you more insights from foreign policy's best and brightest and more analysis of global events. Kicking off the new season is an interview with Cenk Sidar, co-founder and CEO of GlobalWonks, an innovative company that connects businesses to top regional and policy experts in real time. Their clients include fortune 100 companies, consulting firms, and other businesses in emerging markets. Today, we'll discuss the unique challenges businesses face in getting the expertise and business intelligence they need to opera ..read more
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The Third Pole: Europe Debates Strategic Autonomy
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by Ryan Shanahan, Ramya Mukalla, Hunter Headapohl
3y ago
Welcome back to Geopolitics Rundown! We're wrapping up the holiday season with a far-ranging discussion on the future of the European-American relationship. Joe Biden's pick for Secretary of State, Antony "Tony" Blinken, will have to thread the needle amid an intense debate in Europe about strategic autonomy. As the debate unfolds, the old divide between the Gaullists and the Atlanticists rears its head ..read more
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Foreign Influence Operations with Natalie Thompson
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by Ryan Shanahan, Ramya Mukalla, Hunter Headapohl
3y ago
As US election drama reaches a climax, the Nerds tackle headlines around foreign election interference. Joining us is special guest Natalie Thompson from the Carnegie Endowment's Partnership for Countering Influence Operations. Join us for a discussion of what influence operations are, what states are using them, and how to stop them ..read more
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Candidate Cage Match: Trump vs Biden's foreign policy
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by Ryan Shanahan, Ramya Mukalla, Hunter Headapohl
3y ago
With the US presidential election looming, the nerds tackle Trump and Biden’s foreign policy platforms. Follow along with a dynamic conversation that covers all angles, from flashpoint point issues like China, Iran, and North Korea, to the academic theories behind their policies. We are also excited to announce that our show has rocketed past 10,000 downloads. We couldn't do it without the support of our listeners! As always, if you have questions or comments about the show follow us on Facebook or visit our website www.geopoliticsrundown.com. We look forward to hearing from you ..read more
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Raucous Caucasus: Armenia vs. Azerbaijan
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by Hunter Headapohl, Ramya Mukalla, Ryan Shanahan
3y ago
Welcome to the new Geopolitics Rundown! We are back after our brief hiatus with a new, unscripted format and some new topics to discuss. Today's topic: The recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan which has killed hundreds and re-ignited a fight over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. We're going to walk you through where this conflict is, who is involved, and why it could have serious implications for Russia, Turkey, and the future of NATO. *NOTE: This episode was recorded before the announced Russia-brokered ceasefire. However, the same concepts stated in the episode still app ..read more
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UAE-Israel Deal: Frenemies with Benefits
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by Hunter Headapohl, Ryan Shanahan, Ramya Mukalla
3y ago
Join the nerds for a discussion on the recent peace deal between Israel and the UAE, the Abraham Accord. Why and how did the deal happen? What does the deal do? Who are the winners and losers? What does it mean for the future of the Middle East? All of those questions and more are answered in this episode of Geopolitics Rundown.  For maps of what we'll be discussing today and a transcript of our show, visit our website www.geopoliticsrundown.com.  A note for our listeners: We are actively seeking sponsors and advertisers to expand our show and produce more content. If your company or ..read more
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Inside the Indo-Pacific: Japan
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by Hunter Headapohl, Ryan Shanahan, Ramya Mukalla
3y ago
In this episode, the nerds return from their brief hiatus to conclude their tour of the Indo-Pacific. Join us for a breakdown of Japan and its  geopolitical position. From tensions with China to cooperation with the Quad, Japan is experiencing a period of change that will redefine its role in the region. Learn about the Senkaku islands dispute, the Quad +, and more! For more information and to contact our team, visit our website www.geopoliticsrundown.com ..read more
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Security Sunday: India's Navy with Aman Thakker
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by Hunter Headapohl, Ramya Mukalla, Ryan Shanahan
3y ago
In this Security Sunday your nerds bring on guest Aman Thakker, CSIS fellow and author of the Indialogue newsletter, to discuss the nitty gritty of the Indian Navy and its role in the complex power dynamics of the Indo-Pacific. They discuss how India’s rivalry with China has impacted Indian maritime policy, the role of India’s alliance with the Quad (The US, Australia, and Japan), as well as the future of naval competition in the Indian Ocean ..read more
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Inside the Indo-Pacific: Australia with Michael Hilliard
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by Hunter Headapohl, Ramya Mukalla, Ryan Shanahan
3y ago
In this episode, your resident nerds take a trip down under with their first guest, Michael Hilliard from The Red Line podcast. Together they explore how Australia fits into the complex Indo-pacific region amidst tensions, new and old, with China and the United States ..read more
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