A phrase no one wants to hear these days is: “Things will get worse before they get better.” George Friedman, geopolitical forecaster and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, joins host Krys Boyd to give us a bird’s-eye view of global politics, why the current political vitriol has long-lasting effects, and his predictions for how diplomacy moves forward in a divisive age. His book is called “The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond.”
Eminent geopolitical analyst George Friedman joins Callum this week on the Daily Reckoning Podcast. Dr Friedman is the author of the classic books The Next 100 Years and The Next Decade, both of which contained prescient forecasts for the global economy.
Dr Friedman is currently in Australia to promote his new book, Flashpoints: the Emerging Crisis in Europe.
In this podcast they discuss…
…how the crisis in 2008 exposed the structural flaws in the European Union
…why Germany is the biggest economy in Europe…and the biggest problem
…how the euro currency is choking recovery in Southern Europe
…how and why Russia is looming aggressively over Eastern Europe
…the motivations behind US foreign policy
…how Dr Friedman forecast the Ukraine crisis and why the country is so crucial to both sides
…his forecasts for the two rising powers to watch and back in Europe over the next twenty years (you’ll never guess)
…the model he uses to analyse news flow and global events that you can use
…the two trends to watch as Europe fractures
…plus the Australian illusion and why it is inevitable we will be drawn into more international conflicts
…Please rate and review the show!
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