In this episode of the Essential Geopolitics podcast from Stratfor, a RANE company, host Emily Donahue speaks with Stratfor Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Ryan Bohl. Israel is planning to - formally - annex disputed areas of the West bank, which it has occupied - and settled - for decades. This despite the fact that international law deems such a move illegal. They discuss why this is happening now and which parts of the West Bank is Israel thinking about annexing, as well as international reactions and the likelihood of unrest. Subscribers to Stratfor Worldview can read Bohl's geopolitical forecasts and analysis of the region. Podcast listeners get a special rate. Go to stratfor.com/podcastoffer.