February 19th, 2017
Trump, Iran, Yemen, and the Gulf
Right after his inauguration, Trump approved his first raid targeting al Qaeda which took place in Yemen. One Navy Seal and dozens of civilians died– the target escaped. Still under investigation, the raid has exposed some interesting information. In this episode, Randi and Jim talk about Trump’s first raid in Yemen and what this means for future policy in the Gulf. How will Trump bully Iran? Will the Trump administration add the Houthis to the terror list?
US-Russia Relations Under Trump: More of the Same Thing
In this episode of Geopolitics Alert, Jim and Randi discuss how US-Russia relations under Trump will be pretty much just more of the same thing. What does this mean for NATO and Ukraine? Will Syria finally see peace?
June 30th, 2016
The Rise and Current State of The Islamic State in Libya
On this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast, hosts Jim and Randi sit down with Middle East researcher Jason Pack to discuss current affairs in Libya including his analysis of the Islamic State presence in the country. Jason is a Middle East and North Africa researcher with a focus on Libya. He is currently a consultant for private risk assessment/security firms, has advised multiple intelligence and military agencies and holds a Master of Studies degree from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University in Global and Imperial History.
June 1st, 2016
World Powers Disagree as War in Syria Continues to Escalate
As the war in Syria ebbs and flows through multiple ‘cessations of hostilities’ followed by weeks of escalated violence, why does it seem almost impossible for leaders from the West and Russia to come up with any type of implementable compromised solutions?
May 18th, 2016
If Israel didn’t assassinate Hezbollah leader, who did?
Hezbollah claims Syrian rebel groups assassinated their high level commander after initial reports that Israel was responsible. It’s still not clear who pulled off what seems to be a targeted assassination but the Geopolitics Alert hosts posit the potential effects on Hezbollah for each possible scenario.
May 14th, 2016
Keeping track of the Western powers global moves of aggression.
Western powers and their allies make moves of aggression worldwide from the Middle East to the South China Sea.
May 14th, 2016
Making sense of the War on Terror in Africa
New developments and troop deployments made by the US in Africa to combat the rising jihadist threat.
May 6th, 2016
Battle for Aleppo: Deciphering False Narratives in Syria
Interpreting the latest narratives behind an international public relations war surrounding the battle for Aleppo in Syria.
April 13th, 2016
Panama Papers: George Soros, CIA Conspiracy Theories Reach CNBC
Here’s what you need to know about the Panama Papers and news that a banker from Switzerland named Bradley Birkenfeld, described by CNBC as “the most significant financial whistleblower of all time,” just accused the CIA of being behind the leak.