Stratfor Podcast

Nov 20 2020 19 mins 9.3k

Stratfor's podcast focused on geopolitics, world affairs, national security, economics and other underlying, global trends that drive the international system. As the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment.









































RANE Insights on Security, with Brian Lynch: Insider Threats
Sep 11 2020 43 mins  
This is the first in a new podcast series from RANE Insights, entitled On Security with Brian Lynch. Over the past several years the topic of “insider threats” has been met with varying degrees of concern in the board rooms of most medium to large organizations. While some organizations perceive such risk as minimal in relation to other greater challenges, others allocate significant resources to address these threats without a clear understanding of how and why their trusted employees, contractors, and business associates could undertake an action which could result in serious financial and reputational damages to the firm. Frequently, a significant investment in technology is seen as the silver bullet solution. While enhancing the organization’s ability to monitor and identify potential cases of insider threats, it frequently fails to address the core issues leading insiders to undertake actions which circumvent technological controls, policies, and procedures. As companies have restructured operations to a remote workforce because of the COVID-19 epidemic, these previously unaddressed vulnerabilities are set to grow exponentially. In this podcast, host Brian Lynch interviews Peter Warmka, Founder of Counterintelligence Institute (www.counterintelligence-institute.com). During his 20+ year overseas career as a Senior Intelligence Officer with the CIA, Peter specialized in breaching the security of targeted entities in fulfillment of foreign intelligence collection requirements. Leveraging his years of direct experience in insider targeting and manipulation, his current mission is to assist clients with security awareness training and consultancy services focused on the development of an effective insider threat mitigation program.














RANE Insights: Getting Back to School Amid Pandemic
Aug 25 2020 26 mins  
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt lives as companies and schools look to re-open. We’re learning new things about this virus every day, causing plans for returning back to work and back to school to remain fluid. In this episode of the RANE Insights podcast, RANE Founder David Lawrence sits down with Drs. Bill Lang and Fred Southwick to discuss the evolving information about the virus and emerging best practices for re-opening safely.Dr. Lang is the Medical Director at WorldClinic, where he is the Director of Clinical Policy and Services for the firm’s Virtual Executive Care and Occupational Health practice. He is an expert in medical contingency planning and public health responses to biological incidents, including both a pandemic and a bioterrorism event. Dr. Lang has developed health and operational safety programs during his more than 26 years of service in the health and medical field, having served in critical medical positions at the highest levels of the U.S. Government. Dr. Southwick is Director of Patient Care Quality and Safety, Division of Hospitalist Medicine and Infectious Diseases Specialist University of Florida. He is a specialist in Infectious Diseases with a sub-specialization in Anthrax, Immunodeficiency disorders, and Sepsis. He is an expert in error prevention, process improvement, and the application of Lean Production System to improve the efficiency, reliability, quality and safety of health care. He has been an active NIH funded biomedical investigator for over 30 years, studying how bacteria interact with the human host.








RANE Insights on Security: Ensuring Business Continuity and Resiliency
Aug 11 2020 36 mins  
In this inaugural episode of RANE's Insights on Security Series, the topic is identifying and mitigating exposures to people, places, and critical assets. Chief Security Officer is a mission-critical role for ongoing business continuity and resiliency, and Chief Security Officers face risks that are complex, interdisciplinary, and more challenging than ever before. Corporate security teams are charged with understanding and protecting against a wide array of threats, and to meet these challenges, they will need access to the latest information, most effective tools, and the right expertise for their particular situation. In this podcast, RANE Founder David Lawrence sits down with Brian Lynch, who recently joined RANE as the Executive Director of Safety & Security, who shares his perspective on the role and the areas that corporate security teams will need to focus on over the next 6-12 months. Lynch brings nearly four decades of senior management and executive level experience in the fields of law enforcement, safety, and security to an already extensive team of industry professionals at RANE. Previously, Lynch served as Head of Global Security at Vanguard, where he designed and executed the firm's enterprise-wide Eight Phase Global Security Program as well as a 24x7 global operational model responsible for the identification, analysis, response, and resolution of security incidents. During his tenure in the FBI, Lynch led the Bureau’s efforts in tracking and seizing terrorist funds, resulting in the disruption of terror attacks, and led law enforcement and intelligence efforts at the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center as Deputy Director of Operations.






RANE Insights: Dealing With Megadisasters and Mulitfaceted Crises Part One (of Two)
Aug 03 2020 31 mins  
As human society continues to develop, we have increased the risk of large-scale disasters. From health care to infrastructure to national security, systems designed to keep us safe have also heightened the potential for catastrophe. The constant pressure of climate change, geopolitical conflict, and our tendency to ignore what is hard to grasp exacerbates potential dangers. How can we prepare for and prevent the twenty-first-century disasters on the horizon?In this podcast, RANE Founder David Lawrence sits down with Jeff Schlegelmilch, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and author of Rethinking Readiness: a Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters.Rethinking Readiness offers an expert introduction to human-made threats and vulnerabilities, with a focus on opportunities to reimagine how we approach disaster preparedness. Jeff Schlegelmilch identifies and explores the most critical threats facing the world today, detailing the dangers of pandemics, climate change, infrastructure collapse, cyberattacks, and nuclear conflict. Drawing on the latest research from leading experts, he provides an accessible overview of the causes and potential effects of these looming megadisasters and highlights the potential for building resilient, adaptable, and sustainable systems so that we can be better prepared to respond to and recover from future crises. Join the millions of members who are tapping into the collective wisdom of the world's largest community of risk professionals at RANE. Every RANE member benefits from the contributions and insights of other members – this "network effect" is a powerful force multiplier to augment your internal resources and extend your personal contacts.




















RANE Insights: How Businesses Can Combat Conspiracy Theories
Jun 25 2020 41 mins  
In part 2 of a two-part series on conspiracy theories, the conversation turns to how businesses can combat conspiracy theories and disinformation by planning ahead and making listening a priority. Hosted by David Lawrence, the Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer from RANE, the Risk Assistance Network + Exchange, panelists, include David Broniatowski, Director of the Decision Making and Systems Architecture Laboratory, George Washington University David conducts research in decision making under risk, group decision making, the design and analysis of complex systems, and how behaviors spread online. This research program draws upon a wide range of techniques including formal mathematical modeling, experimental design, automated text analysis and natural language processing, social and technical network analysis, and big data.Robert Ludke | Senior Consultant, ENODO Bob joined ENODO to provide strategic consultation across different topics and industries. Throughout his career, Bob has advised policymakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, taught at the U.S. International University in Nairobi, Kenya, provided counsel on strategy, reputation management, and public affairs to the largest companies in the world.Dr. Scott Shumate, Founder of Valutare Valutare is a behavior psychology consulting firm which provides risk assessments of client personnel including insider threat and pre-hire screening. Matthew Siegel, CMO and Head of Global Client Group, Aperture Investors Matthew’s career has focused on the application of new technologies and digital marketing strategies to industries undergoing transformation, primarily in media and entertainment.

























RANE Insights: Can China's COVID-19 Data Be Trusted?
May 05 2020 48 mins  
What Data from China can be trusted and what does it really tell us?In 2007, then-Secretary General of Liaoning Province, Li Keqiang (kuh-chung), told the United States Ambassador that China's gross domestic product (GDP) numbers were "man-made" and that they were for "reference only." Now, as China's second-in-command after General Secretary Xi Jinping, and as Xi's handpicked coordinator of China's COVID-19 response, Li is in charge of informing the world of China's coronavirus infection tally. The tally, much like China's GDP numbers, have raised questions about whether they can be trusted.Official Chinese government numbers have been suspect for years, with China-focused economists preferring to refer to other measures, such as pollution levels, instead of relying on government GDP numbers. With the global outbreak of COVID-19 and its response reliant upon government numbers, their untrustworthiness has been cast into stark relief.In this RANE podcast, RANE Network experts dive into how businesses can parse the government data to get an accurate view of China, what other methods they should rely on, and how they can best build in the assumption of faulty data into their China-centered businesses.Subscribe to Stratfor Worldview for full insights into the U.S. - China Relationship. Click Here to learn how RANE can help you navigate the geopolitical, intelligence, compliance and other risk of COVID-19 and more business issues. 




















































































































Beirut Rules with Author Fred Burton
Oct 05 2018 13 mins  
On April 18, 1983, a vehicle packed with explosives detonated in front of the United States Embassy in Beirut. Those killed in the suicide attack included the entire U.S. intelligence presence in Lebanon at that time. The man sent by the CIA to pick up the pieces was William Buckley.Buckley’s story is the focus of the latest book from New York Times best selling authors Fred Burton and Samuel Katz. In this episode of the podcast, host Ben Sheen sits down with Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton to discuss Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America.Read our latest analysis on global affairs as well as historical perspectives on World War II and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America by Fred Burton and Samuel Katz - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/532325/beirut-rules-by-fred-burton-and-samuel-m-katz/9781101987469Lessons from Old Case Files by Fred Burton on Stratfor Worldview - https://worldview.stratfor.com/series/lessons-old-case-filesConversation with Former Hostage Charles Glass - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/conversation-former-hostage-charles-glassHave 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 [email protected]

They Fought Alone with Author Charles Glass
Sep 30 2018 12 mins  
As Great Britain prepared its military to battle Nazi Germany in World War II, a select few were deployed behind enemy lines as part of a new program to lead a resistance, carry out intelligence operations and harass German forces, slowing their ability to solidify control of the continent. In this episode of the podcast, we hear the true story of two brothers tasked with just such a mission.Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton sits down with author, journalist and Stratfor Worldview Contributor Charles Glass to discuss his latest book, They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-occupied France.Read our latest analysis on global affairs as well as historical perspectives on World War II and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-occupied France by Charles Glass - http://www.charlesglass.net/?book=they-fought-aloneThe Beginning of the End of the British Empire - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/beginning-end-british-empireConversation: The Sykes-Picot Agreement, 100 Years Later - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/conversation-sykes-picot-agreement-100-years-laterHave 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 [email protected]





No Survivors: Three Decades After the Crash of PAK-1
Jul 27 2018 28 mins  
On August 17, 1988, PAK-1 crashed near Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Those on board the Pakistani presidential aircraft included President Zia-ul-Haq and multiple members of his joint chiefs of staff. United States Ambassador Arni Raphel and U.S. Army Brigadier General Herbert Wassom were also on board. There were no survivors.In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, Chief Security Officer Fred Burton reflects back on the crash with South Asia Analyst Faisel Pervaiz and discusses his role on the small State Department team sent to investigate.Then in part two of the podcast, Stratfor Vice President of Tactical Analysis Scott Stewart offers an update on Stratfor Threat Lens, our protective intelligence solution for companies, organizations and government agencies operating around the world.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent by Fred Burton - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/21858/ghost-by-fred-burton/9780345494252Lessons from Old Case Files, a series by Fred Burton on Stratfor Worldview - https://worldview.stratfor.com/series/lessons-old-case-filesLearn more about Stratfor Threat Lens - https://www.stratfor.com/products/threatlensSpymaster by Brad Thor - https://bradthor.com/book/spymaster/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 [email protected]

Saudi Arabia's Road to Vision 2030
Jul 19 2018 24 mins  
Faced with dramatically fluctuating oil prices and pressing demographic realities, Saudi Arabia is working to envision a future beyond reliance on energy markets. That, however, is easier said than done. In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, we discuss Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan, the motivations for reform and the challenges ahead with Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon, Senior Global Analyst Matthew Bey and Middle East and North Africa Analyst Emily Hawthorne.Then in part two of the podcast, Evan Rees and John Gennace sit down to highlight several books included on Stratfor’s 2018 summer reading list.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Saudi Arabia: The Road to Vision 2030, a Stratfor Worldview webcast - https://lp.stratfor.com/saudi-arabia-the-road-to-vision-2030-gatedCreating Citizens Out of Subjects: Saudi Arabia Gets Down to Social Engineering - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/creating-citizens-out-subjects-saudi-arabia-gets-down-social-engineeringCollected Analysis: The Saudi Survival Strategy - https://worldview.stratfor.com/topic/saudi-survival-strategyYour Summer 2018 Geopolitical Reading List - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/your-summer-2018-geopolitical-reading-listMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]





Calling Off the North Korea Summit
May 24 2018 9 mins  
Just hours after North Korea destroyed the tunnels at its Punggye-Ri nuclear test site in front of an audience of international reporters, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a formal letter calling off direct talks between himself and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.For more insight on these latest moves and if the summit is in fact off for good, we sit down with Stratfor Senior Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker and Asia-Pacific Analyst Evan Rees in this episode of the Stratfor Podcast.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: U.S. President Donald Trump Cancels the North Korea Summit With Kim Jong Un - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-president-donald-trump-cancels-north-korea-summit-kim-jong-unCheeseburgers in the Workers’ Paradise by Rodger Baker - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/united-states-north-korea-trump-kim-jong-un-summit-nuclear-talksSouth Korea Finds Itself in a Familiar Spot - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/south-korea-familiar-spot-north-korea-united-states-moon-trumpHave 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 [email protected]

A Look Inside North Korea with Author James Church and Inspector O
May 11 2018 19 mins  
Although an enigma to many, there are some with unique insight into life within North Korea’s closed society. One of them is James Church, a former Western intelligence officer who’s written a series of Inspector O mystery novels based on his experience and interactions inside North Korea.In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, Church sits down with Chief Security Officer Fred Burton to discuss his unique perspective on North Korea and what his main character, Inspector O, would make of developments unfolding on the Korean peninsula today.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: James Church’s Inspector O Novels, including A Corpse in the Koryo - https://us.macmillan.com/series/inspectoronovels/Podcast: U.S.-North Korea Summit: Trump, Kim and What’s Different Now - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-north-korea-summit-2018-trump-kim-and-what-is-different-nowKorea’s Place in History by Rodger Baker - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/koreas-place-historyMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]


U.S.-North Korea Summit: Trump, Kim and What’s Different Now
Apr 15 2018 18 mins  
After more than a year of soaring tensions and heated rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, two key summits on the horizon could change the dynamic completely. Following an inter-Korean summit on April 27, President Donald Trump will potentially sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for direct talks.For more on what we should or should not expect from U.S.-North Korea talks and what may be different this time around, Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton speaks with Vice President for Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker for this episode of the Stratfor Podcast.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Cheeseburgers in the Worker’s Paradise by Rodger Baker - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/united-states-north-korea-trump-kim-jong-un-summit-nuclear-talksHandling A Nuclear North Korea, a five part series examining the measures that could be taken to inhibit North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. - https://worldview.stratfor.com/series/handling-nuclear-north-koreaStratfor’s 2018 Annual Forecast: Asia-Pacific Region - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/2018-annual-forecast/asia-pacificMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

Geopolitics of Jordan
Apr 12 2018 21 mins  
With its close proximity to major regional conflicts, artificial borders dictated by imperial politics instead of geography, limited natural resources and a swelling refugee population, we sit down to discuss the geopolitics of Jordan in this episode of the Stratfor Podcast.Stratfor analysts Emily Hawthorne and Mark Fleming-Williams take close look at Jordan’s rich history, incredible success maintaining a stable government and both the economic challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for this Middle East kingdom.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Marking a Century of the Modern Middle East by Emily Hawthorne - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/marking-century-modern-middle-eastCollected Stratfor Analysis on Jordan - https://worldview.stratfor.com/region/middle-east-and-north-africa/jordanJordan’s Geographic Challenge - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/jordans-geographic-challengeMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

Russia, Putin and the Next Six Years
Mar 22 2018 17 mins  
On March 18, Russians re-elected Vladimir Putin as president. Beyond questions of whether the elections were fair or if opposition candidates were allowed the opportunity to campaign in earnest, the interesting question for Stratfor analysts is what comes next.With a stagnant economy, rising poverty, ongoing sanctions and a highly divisive political climate, Russia faces a wide range of challenges over the next six years, not the least of which is the question of who could follow Putin as Russia’s next leader.To discuss those challenges and more, we sit down with Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analysts Lauren Goodrich and Eugene Chausovsky for the latest edition of the Stratfor Podcast.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Russia Destabilization: An Assessment - https://store.stratfor.com/collections/country-reports/products/russia-destabilizationPutin Plans for a Russia Without Him by Lauren Goodrich - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/vladimir-putin-russia-election-reform-challengesKremlinology, a series on Stratfor Worldview - https://worldview.stratfor.com/series/kremlinologyStratfor’s Decade Forecast for Eurasia: 2015–2025 - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/decade-forecast-2015-2025/eurasiaHave 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 [email protected]

Geopolitics of Spain
Mar 16 2018 17 mins  
When Stratfor analysts work to understand the constraints and compulsions of nations, they always begin with geography. It’s at the core of our unique methodology, grounded in the practice of applied geopolitics, that shapes how we view the world.In this episode of the podcast, we explore the geopolitics of Spain and the primary geographic challenges that come from within its own borders. From the invasion of the Moors to the secessionist movement in Catalonia, Stratfor analysts Mark Fleming-Williams and Emily Hawthorne discuss the history of constraints facing this southern European nation, how it has responded throughout time and what new opportunities the future holds for Spain.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: On Geopolitics columns at Stratfor Worldview - https://worldview.stratfor.com/columns/on-geopoliticsCollected Stratfor Worldview analysis on Spain - https://worldview.stratfor.com/region/europe/spainBeyond Catalonia, Taking Stock of Europe’s Separatist Movements - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/beyond-catalonia-taking-stock-europes-separatist-movementsMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

Rise and Kill First, An Interview With Dr. Ronen Bergman
Mar 09 2018 23 mins  
New York Times Bestselling Author Ronen Bergman sits down with Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton in this episode of the Stratfor Podcast to discuss his latest book, Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations.Bergman’s book, described as the first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet and the Israel Defense Forces’ targeted killing programs, is the result of seven years of research and over a thousand interviews with the people responsible for leading and carrying out those programs.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations by Dr. Ronen Bergman - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/209254/rise-and-kill-first-by-ronen-bergman/9781400069712/Israel’s Survival Strategy, a collection of analysis on Stratfor Worldview - https://worldview.stratfor.com/topic/israels-survival-strategyLessons from Old Case Files, a collection of writing by Fred Burton - https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/events/PP99169Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]


Women and Geopolitics on International Women’s Day
Mar 07 2018 24 mins  
From parental leave and women in the workforce to the economic fate of nations, we mark International Women’s Day in this episode of the Stratfor Podcast with a discussion on women and geopolitics.Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon sits down with Senior Science and Technology Analyst Rebecca Keller and Middle East and North Africa Analyst Emily Hawthorne to examine the evolving social, economic, cultural and political roles women play around the world today as well as ongoing challenges they face.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: The Geopolitics of Postmodern Parenting - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/geopolitics-postmodern-parentingThe Geopolitics of Parental Leave - https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons/geopolitics-parental-leaveHarassment: A Problem of Geostrategic Proportions - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/harassment-problem-geostrategic-proportionsMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

North Korea, Military Parades and the Projection of Power
Feb 09 2018 17 mins  
North Korea held its annual military parade a day before the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics just 40 miles from its border with South Korea. While the timing was no surprise, in this episode of the podcast we take a closer look at the messages Pyongyang meant to send as well some of the hardware they chose to put on display.We also dive into renewed discussions about reviving military parades in the United States, how they’re used as a projection of power and why the United States moved away from them in the past with Stratfor Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker and Asia-Pacific Analyst Evan Rees.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: The Political Games at the 2018 Winter Olympics - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/political-games-2018-winter-olympicsBloody Noses and Black Eyes: What’s in a Limited Strike on North Korea? By Rodger Baker - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/bloody-noses-and-black-eyes-whats-limited-strike-north-koreaThe U.S. and the Balance of Power, a content theme on Stratfor Worldview - https://worldview.stratfor.com/themes/us-and-balance-powerStratfor Worldview’s 2018 Annual Forecast - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/2018-annual-forecastMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

A Dual Approach to Forecasting Europe’s Future
Feb 02 2018 35 mins  
Forecasting global trends and developments can prove challenging even when you have the best information available. Stratfor leverages the study of applied geopolitics, tools of intelligence analysis and public report cards on our work to constantly improve our forecasting process. The team at Good Judgment Inc. seeks to directly quantify their forecasts with numerical probability assessments. In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, we’re joined by Good Judgment’s Philip Tetlock and Warren Hatch as well as Stratfor’s Rodger Baker and Mark Fleming-Williams to explore how qualitative insight and quantitative rigor can be applied in unison to improve forecasting of global developments. This is part of a larger collaboration between Stratfor and Good Judgment as we explore the future of European integration.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: The Numeric Problem by Rodger Baker - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/numeric-problemThe Numeric Solution by Dan Gardner - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/numeric-solutionStratfor Worldview’s 2018 Annual Forecast - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/2018-annual-forecastStratfor Worldview’s Decade Forecast: 2015–2025 - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/decade-forecast-2015-2025Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

The Kidnapping and Murder of Adolph Coors III With Author Philip Jett
Jan 26 2018 27 mins  
One of the executive security risks Stratfor continues to track closely is the kidnapping threat to high net worth individuals and their families. In this episode of the podcast, we turn back the clock to the 1960s and take a look at the high-profile kidnapping of brewing empire heir Adolph Coors III.Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton sits down with author Philip Jett to discuss his book, The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder That Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder That Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty by Philip Jett - http://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250111807Webcast recording: The Threat of High-Value Target Kidnappings to Executives and Their Families - https://lp.stratfor.com/-high-value-targets-kidnapping-executive-protection-recordingA Warrior’s Mind, A Guardian’s Heart: Character Traits and Mental Disciplines for Executive Protection Operators - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/warriors-mind-guardians-heart-character-traits-and-mental-disciplines-executive-protectionLearn more about Stratfor Threat Lens - https://www.stratfor.com/threatlensMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

Security at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Jan 18 2018 20 mins  
As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympics just a short drive from its border with North Korea, we sit down to discuss security at the games in this episode of the podcast.From heightened political tension with North Korea to the ongoing security threats facing every iteration of the games, Stratfor Chief Security Office Fred Burton shares his experience working security at the Olympics during his time with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service. He’s joined by Stratfor Worldview Contributor Austin Duckworth, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Duckworth’s work focuses on the intersection of security, international politics and sports.Read our latest analysis on this topic and more at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a Worldview member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Korea’s Place in History by Rodger Baker: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/koreas-place-historyWho Will Protect the Next Olympics From North Korea by Austin Duckworth: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/who-will-protect-next-olympics-north-koreaThreat Lens 2018 Annual Forecast - An Excerpt: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/threat-lens-2018-annual-forecast-excerptLearn more about Stratfor Threat Lens: https://www.stratfor.com/products/threatlensHave 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 [email protected]


Geopolitics, Strategy and Understanding the Future
Dec 15 2017 32 mins  
The world isn’t getting any less complicated. Governments, international companies and globally engaged individuals face an ever-increasing mountain of information as they work to make sense of the news each day. The current international environment, however, doesn’t need to be difficult to understand if you know where to focus your energy.In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, we share a keynote presentation that Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker delivered at the 2017 Mackinder Forum. Baker outlines the principle of applied geopolitics that Stratfor was founded upon and explains how businesses, investors, governments and individuals can leverage geopolitical analysis and forecasting to inform strategic decision-making and better understand the underlying forces shaping world events.Read our latest analysis and get your own daily briefing at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: The Numeric Problem by Rodger Baker - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/numeric-problemOn Geopolitics, A Series of Stratfor Worldview Columns - https://worldview.stratfor.com/columns/on-geopoliticsChina Takes an Expansionist View of Geopolitics - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/china-takes-expansionist-view-geopoliticsFish, The Overlooked Destabilizer in the South China Sea - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/fish-overlooked-destabilizer-south-china-seaMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

Putin and Russia’s 2018 Election
Dec 07 2017 23 mins  
As the world continues to focus on the 2016 U.S. presidential election and claims of Russian involvement more than a year later, Russia is preparing for its own presidential election season in 2018. In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon sits down with Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich to discuss Russia’s upcoming election, growing economic pressure on the Kremlin, a cultural shift underway among Russia’s younger generation and what it all means for President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power.Read our latest analysis and get your own daily briefing at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Stratfor Worldview’s latest analysis on Russia’s internal struggle - https://worldview.stratfor.com/themes/russias-internal-struggleStratfor’s Decade Forecast: 2015–2025 - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/decade-forecast-2015-2025Lessons From Old Case Files: Conspiracy Theories From Across the Iron Curtain by Fred Burton - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/conspiracy-theories-across-iron-curtainMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]


The President’s Book of Secrets with David Priess
Nov 30 2017 27 mins  
Have you ever wondered what the U.S. President’s top secret intelligence briefing is like? In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, we ask former intelligence officer, manager and daily briefer at the CIA David Priess about his latest book The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents.Read our latest analysis and get your own daily briefing at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: David Priess’ book The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents - https://www.amazon.com/Presidents-Book-Secrets-Intelligence-Briefings/dp/161039769X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509458588&sr=8-1&keywords=the+president+s+book+of+secretsLessons From Old Case Files with Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton - https://worldview.stratfor.com/series/lessons-old-case-filesMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivmzpgbaecd6nfe5dxjmgml4ubeStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

Global Risk and Anticipating Black Swan Events
Nov 16 2017 34 mins  
Can you predict transformative world events? In this episode of the podcast we explore the past, present and future of black swan events and how geopolitically engaged individuals, investors or organizations can anticipate, or at least mitigate their exposure to, the next major geopolitical inflection point.We’ll discuss how historians and forecasters view the making of a black swan differently with Stratfor Worldview contributor Ian Morris. Then in part two, we’re joined by Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins to learn how billionaire investors mitigate against these international risks.Read our latest analysis at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: The Making of a Black Swan - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/making-black-swanHow Billionaire Investors Hedge Against Geopolitical Black Swans - http://www.visualcapitalist.com/billionaire-investors-hedging-geopolitical-black-swans/Stratfor’s Decade Forecast: 2015–2025 - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/decade-forecast-2015-2025Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

Blockchain, Bitcoin and Digital Ledger Technology
Nov 03 2017 20 mins  
Stratfor senior analysts delve into the world of digital ledger technology in this episode of the podcast to better understand what Bitcoin and Blockchain mean for the future. Stratfor Senior Science and Technology Analyst Rebecca Keller helps explain what Blockchain technology really is and how it’s connected to the already well-known Bitcoin. Then senior analysts Matthew Bey and Mark Fleming-Williams join the conversation to examine just how individuals and organizations are using this technology now and what potential applications it still promises going forward.Read our latest analysis at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: The World’s Economies are Learning to Share - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/worlds-economies-are-learning-shareExamining the Future of Bitcoin - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/examining-future-bitcoinMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtRSS Feed: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedHave 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 [email protected]

The Ghost Warriors with Author Samuel M. Katz
Oct 26 2017 32 mins  
In this episode of the podcast, Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton sits down with author Samuel M. Katz to discuss his latest book, The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel’s Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism. Katz explains the history of Israel’s elite, undercover units and the role they play in Israel’s security operations today. They also discuss how Katz and Burton first met many years ago on a United Nations General Assembly security detail.Read our latest analysis and perspectives at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel’s Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism by Samuel M. Katz - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/316534/the-ghost-warriors-by-samuel-m-katz/9781592409013/Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi by Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz - https://us.macmillan.com/underfiretheuntoldstoryoftheattackinbenghazi/fredburton/9781250055279/On Stratfor Worldview: For Benghazi, Justice is Long Overdue - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/benghazi-justice-long-overdueMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2RSS: http://backtracks.fm/stratfor/stratfor-podcast/feedStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtHave 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 [email protected]

Geopolitics, Business and Globalization Today
Oct 18 2017 21 mins  
We explore the role of geopolitical intelligence in business today and how the evolution of globalization has changed the playing field for companies. In part one, Stratfor Editor-in-Chief David Judson sits down with Jay Ogilvy, director of Stratfor Worldview’s Board of Contributors. Then in part two, we hear an excerpt from a live webcast where Stratfor VP of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker and IESE Business School Professor of Strategy Mike Rosenberg discuss how the geopolitical landscape for business has changed and how companies can adapt.Read our latest analysis and perspectives at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Webcast: Geopolitics for Business - http://lp.stratfor.com/stratfor-geopolitics-for-business-webcast-recordingMoving Toward a Geopolitical Marketplace by Jay Ogilvy - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/moving-toward-geopolitical-marketplaceClosing the Gap Between Business and Geopolitics by Mike Rosenberg - https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/closing-gap-between-business-and-geopoliticsMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtHave 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 [email protected]

Conversation with Former Hostage Charles Glass
Oct 06 2017 26 mins  
Back in 1987, journalist Charles Glass was held hostage in Lebanon for 62 days. After he escaped, Stratfor’s Fred Burton, then an agent with the US State Department was among those there to help. 30-years later, Burton sits down with Glass, now a Stratfor Worldview contributor, to discuss that experience. Then in part two of the podcast, Stratfor senior analysts discuss the geopolitical significance of maritime chokepoints.Read our latest analysis and perspectives at Stratfor Worldview. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe today at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribeRelated Reading: Charles Glass’ book “Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe” - http://www.charlesglass.net/?book=syria-burningVideo Webcast: Chokepoints - Global Trade, Security & Contingencies - http://lp.stratfor.com/chokepoints-global-trade-security-contingencies-recordingThe Geopolitics of Maritime Chokepoints - https://store.stratfor.com/collections/featured/products/the-geopolitics-of-maritime-chokepointsMake sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talksSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalksYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPtHave 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 [email protected]


Europe, A Union Divided?
Sep 01 2017 27 mins  
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 Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn: http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPt 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 [email protected]


Conversation with Brad Thor on Carlos the Jackal and Counterterrorism
Aug 21 2017 25 mins  
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 Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn: http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPt 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 [email protected]

Iran, the Nuclear Deal and Road Forward
Aug 10 2017 25 mins  
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 Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn: http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPt 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 [email protected]

Russia's Hybrid Warfare Strategy
Aug 07 2017 14 mins  
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 Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn: http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPt 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 [email protected]

The Future of NAFTA
Jul 27 2017 26 mins  
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 Make sure you don’t miss an episode of the Stratfor Podcast by subscribing on any of these platforms. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks/id1022071615?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn: http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-6y2ai9iFHBMd-19rDy1Dj_OL1JGakPt 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 [email protected]

North Korea’s Nuclear Standoff
Jun 26 2017 18 mins  
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 [email protected] 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 About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratfor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here:





































4 • 1 Ratings

Generator Nov 04 2020
OK...of course this is some kind of a commertial Podcast but usually its very informative.