Episodes
Strategist and market commentator Bill Blain provides his analysis of the financial markets and the potential storms on the horizon. Some of the biggest issues include the supply chain crisis and the dangers of inflation, all of which he says markets can cope with. However, what we can't cope with are central bank and government policy mistakes (e.g. interest rates, taxes, austerity). Europe is going to see much higher prices and fuel poverty. His mantra is that things are never as bad as you...
Published 10/21/21
Dr. Zeno Leoni discusses the U.S.-China inter-imperial rivalry using Marxist-Leninist imperial theory. As the liberal international order no longer serves the U.S., America will find it more difficult to engage with the world as we enter a phase of transition. The two are crucial partners and strategic enemies. China has a selective approach to globalization, opening itself up where and when it is convenient and only in the areas it is strong. Washington has expected Beijing to democratize,...
Published 10/17/21
James Poulos talks about his new book "Human Forever" and the undeclared digital war of intelligence and databases against databases where civilization states are racing to figure out how to maintain power as we transition to the Digital Age. The U.S. regime is one which has consolidated its power (e.g. government, finance, media) over the past few decades, convinced that these digital entities would consummate their benevolent global rule and allow them to terraform the deplorables of...
Published 10/15/21
Kit Klarenberg discusses the latest ICIJ "Pandora Papers" leak and how they are part of the larger information war between the great powers. The ICIJ is funded by the usual suspects (e.g. Ford Foundation, Open Society) and its leaks primarily target the enemies of Washington and Brussels, rarely if ever revealing dirt on American or Western European officials. Revealingly, back in June of 2021 right before the leaks, the White House held a press conference saying it would place the...
Published 10/10/21
Venezuelan-American political operative Jose Niño returns to Geopolitics & Empire to give his take on the U.S. border security situation and mass influx of Afghan refugees and Haitian migrants. He believes migration is being weaponized and serves the globalist ideology of the Biden Administration and Democratic Party as it creates an electoral pipeline and augments the power of the managerial state. It also serves the bipartisan oligarchy that seeks cheap labor. He explains why he thinks...
Published 10/02/21
South African cartoonist and host of the popular Jerm Warfare Podcast Jeremy Nell joins me to discuss podcasting, censorship, bullet-proofing your internet presence, being attacked by the media, conspiracies, and the Great Reset. *Support/Donate to Geopolitics & Empire: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/geopolitics PayPal https://www.paypal.me/geopolitics Bitcoin http://geopoliticsandempire.com/bitcoin-donate Websites Jerm Warfare Podcast https://jermwarfare.com War...
Published 09/27/21
Host and producer Michael Parker discusses the censorship of information, the media-state partnership, and woke culture. He talks about 9/11 and his work with Dylan Avery, who produced the first internet blockbuster "Loose Change: 9/11" and the upcoming "Unspeakable", for which Michael wrote music. He gives his view on where he thinks the United States is headed, why he thinks America is in "societal freefall" and a "controlled collapse", likely hyperinflation, the Afghanistan debacle, and...
Published 09/24/21
Professor Jeremy Garlick provides his informed analysis on China's Belt & Road (BRI) and why he believes it is the main game in town in terms of a coordinated strategy to transform global affairs given that the other contenders in the global ‘great game’ of the 21st century (US, EU, Russia, Japan, India) have not managed to present coherent visions of how the international order should develop. However, he does feel the initial vision of BRI has been blunted by a set of failings and badly...
Published 09/18/21
ECFR Director Mark Leonard discusses his new book "Age of Unpeace" and why having an open, globalized, "one-world" of connectivity is actually the source of problems today and how issues that bring us together (e.g. internet, migration, economy, health, climate) are being weaponized and providing new platforms for countries to hurt each other. The three empires of connectivity (U.S., China, EU) will define the new global order which in turn will impact the "fourth world". He examines the...
Published 09/12/21
Alex Krainer discusses how Afghanistan signals the American Empire's loss of hegemony over Mackinder's "World Island" and everywhere else (e.g. Ukraine, Syria, Iraq), the game is up. He believes that Beijing had initially been propped up by Western elites, but given the recent turn against China by George Soros and Co., the CCP mislead and is now abandoning the global elites. They have not forgotten the Century of Humiliation. The economic fallout of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan could...
Published 09/04/21
IR scholar Artyom Lukin talks about Climate Change in Russia and how the decline of American hegemony has become a moot point as the real question is what will replace it. He believes we are entering a prolonged period of US-China bipolarity with Russia as a second tier power, and the potential for a multipolar world down the road. The difficulty in analyzing Beijing is that China is completely non-transparent to outside observers, a "black box". No one, including the Russians, really...
Published 09/01/21
EvoCapital CEO, macro specialist, and geopolitics commentator Nicholas Glinsman covers the waterfront. He touches on Latin America and how it's sold itself to China, vaccine logistics, how the vaccine passport is the social credit system, and how he thinks governments may not let go of the emergency public health powers they've awarded themselves. He gives his thoughts on the future of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, and how the U.S. could maintain its financial weapon of mass...
Published 08/27/21
Highly-respected researcher, writer, and speaker on Africa Lawrence Freeman discusses how a financial-political elite or oligarchy see the continent for its material resources and financial gain and attempt to exploit African nations through international finance, using divide and conquer and war and chaos to keep nations weak. It's hard to say that Africa has any sovereign nations and that at best, some only have partial sovereignty. He considers manufacturing and infrastructure the key...
Published 08/25/21
Behavioral scientist and former Cambridge Analytica Lead Psychologist Patrick Fagan discusses his grave fears surrounding the so-called "vaccine passports" being emitted by governments around the world (e.g. EU "Digital Covid Certificate", Israel's "Green Pass"), which he says could lead to years of oppression. He examines the manipulation of the public by governments over the past year. He comments on whether the digital passport is essentially the Chinese-style "Social Credit System" and...
Published 08/21/21
Matthew Ehret discusses his new book "Clash of the Two Americas: Unfinished Symphony (1776-1901)" and how the struggles facing the U.S. republic/empire today are nothing new. The same British imperial, oligarchic, and (proto) deep state interests were present from the start of the American/French revolutions and founding of Canada. He describes how the republican nationalist tradition was the first time in history a system of government was formed with the possibility of being wielded against...
Published 08/19/21
Former US Marine and geopolitical analyst Brian Berletic discusses how he was awakened to the true nature of US foreign policy and Military-Industrial-Complex. He gives his global macro geopolitical view on the New Cold War struggle between the East (e.g. Russia, China) and West (e.g. US, EU). He sees China as surpassing the US and the end of generations of Western hegemony. He breaks down how the US uses Color Revolutions or "democracy promotion" as outright regime change and looks at what's...
Published 08/16/21
UI Media Network founder Tim Ray discusses the tyranny enveloping the globe, something he says he has been expecting for decades. He gives his take on the global elites, their machinations, and the courage required to resist them and the totalitarian policies they are attempting to implement. He fears a true catastrophic crisis may be just around the corner, which will be a catalyst for even more draconian restrictions. He talks about his struggles with censorship and why he thinks people...
Published 08/02/21
Gordon Hahn discusses what he calls the New East-West Cold War or Russia-West Tinderbox, which can potentially escalate into a WWIII scenario. He examines the key drivers between the Russia-West divide which is primarily EU/NATO expansion (e.g. Belarus, Ukraine, Donbass), a situation that will continue to fester and could explode at any moment unless it is resolved. He comments on China's rise as a global hegemon and believes Russia and China will make Afghan inroads as the U.S. withdraws and...
Published 07/25/21
Dr. Jagganath Panda discusses the key drivers of geopolitics and power politics between India, Pakistan, and China in the Indo-Pacific. He comments on PM Modi's "India First" policies, Japan’s strategy, and the promises of the Quad or Quad Plus, which some have referred to as an Asian NATO. He covers Chinese ‘influence operations’, the threat of China's revisionist policies, and gives his take on how successful Belt & Road has been and whether the West’s ‘Blue Dot Network’ or ‘B3W’ is a...
Published 07/15/21
Alexandra Marshall discusses what she calls the three apocalypses as framed by the ruling elite: coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and a coming cyber pandemic or "digital darkness". "Climate Change" has been a hard sell and "is the only narrative capable of achieving massive state land grabs and control of global food production." "Apocalypse Politics" is a favorite tool of Davos and the ultimate goal is to "induce a permanent war economy within democratic nations onto which global...
Published 07/10/21
Terry Wolfe, whose video on "Climate Lockdowns" went viral on social media, discusses more of his thoughts and research behind his popular video and why he thinks The Powers That Be will now shift us from "Covid Lockdowns" into "Climate Lockdowns". He suggests that "Climate Lockdowns" are the threat or "stick" used to goad us into "The Great Reset" and "doing capitalism differently". Under "Climate Lockdowns" governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, impose...
Published 06/26/21
Geopolitical analyst Nikola Mikovic covers a broad swath of geopolitical competition between the US, China, Russia, and Turkey from the EU and Balkans to MENA and the Caucasus. We cover the aftermath of the Nagorno-Karabakh War, recent elections in Armenia, Turkey's expanding influence, and how Ankara will continue to spar with Russia despite being frenemies. Nikola discusses great power politics in Syria and Libya as well as China's move into the Balkans. He gives his thoughts on the...
Published 06/23/21
Tom Luongo discusses the goals of the Davos crowd to put the EU at the center of the world and eventually transfer global power and decision making to the IMF and UN. He thinks they will fail, given that China, Iran, and Russia are not on board. One of the overarching goals is to replace commercial and central banks with the IMF. Tom discusses the important role gold will be slated to play in terms of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and the new Basel III Stable Funding Ratio rules. Meanwhile,...
Published 06/20/21
Joanne Leon of the "Around the Empire Podcast" and I discuss the "Great Reset", the medical passport and social credit system, Great Power geo-politics between US-Russia-China, the NATO Summit, why the Mainstream Media is picking up the "Wuhan lab-leak" story all of a sudden, Afghanistan, and more. *Support/Donate to Geopolitics & Empire: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/geopolitics PayPal https://www.paypal.me/geopolitics Bitcoin...
Published 06/11/21
Dr. Michael Rectenwald discusses how Woke Capitalism and the Digital Gulag or Google Archipelago are coalescing into "corporate-socialism" or what he calls Google Marxism. Its aim is a "one-world monopoly of government" whose expression is most clearly seen today in what is known as "The Great Reset." China's technocracy is the model for the whole world and Vaccine Passports are how the "Social Credit Score" system will be rolled out in the West, which is currently underway. Businesses and...
Published 06/03/21