Geopolitical Focus of the Week

by yahya Alzaydany

Issue 67-March 12, 2021
Columbia University (SIPA): COVID-19 & Geopolitics: The Pandemic’s Impact on Global Relations With panelists Danielle Pletka, Jeffrey Sachs, and Andrew Scobell

(March 3, 2021, 91 min.)

Issue 66-March 5, 2021
Prof. John Merasheimer (Univ. of Chicago) on Realism and the Rise of China, The Michigan Debate (June 25, 2020, 96 min.)

Issue 65-February 26, 2021
The Straits Times: Geopolitical Reset 2021: Implications for Asia.
Featuring Professor Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large and Chair of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, NUS University Professor Wang Gungwu and Mr George Yeo, Senior Adviser to Kuok Group and former Singapore Foreign Minister.

[January 29, 2021, 70 min.]

Issue 64-February 19, 2021
German Marshall Fund of the United States: Turkey’s Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Presidential Spokesman and chief advisor to Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Amb. Prof. İbrahim Kalın.

[Dec. 9, 2020, 60 min.]

Issue 63-February 12, 2021
The Biden Administration and Turkey: Transition in bilateral relations? The Atlantic Council (Jan. 15, 20121, 91 min.)
The event featured former Foreign Minister of Spain Ana Palacio; former ambassador of the UK to the US, France and Turkey Ambassadorial Fellow Sir Peter J. Westmacott; former Special Representative for Syria Engagement and former US Ambassador to Turkey James F. Jeffrey; and Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) Chairman Sinan Ülgen. The panel was moderated by former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew J. Bryza.

Issue 62-February 5, 2021
Harvard Kennedy School of Government: World Politics, U.S. and COVID-19 Pandemic, Harvard University Professor Stephen Walt

[Nov. 12, 2020, 90 min.]

Issue 61-January 29, 2021
Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA): The World Order after the Pandemic: Prof. Stephen Walt, Harvard University

(Oct. 1, 2020, 61 min.)

Issue 60-January 22, 2021
The Debate [France 24]: The Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Guests: Michael Pregent, Hudson Institute, Sanam Vakil, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme, Chatham House, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, University of Tehran, Gideon Levy, Haaretz.
[Dec. 1, 2020, 41 min.].

Issue 59-January 15, 2021
Frontline PBS: A Hard Look at The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
(Sept. 28, 2019, 115 min.)

Issue 58-January 8, 2021
Election 2020: Implications for US foreign policy. A conversation with experts on the future of US foreign policy in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Brookings Institution
(Nov. 9, 2020 – 73 min.)

Issue 57-January 1, 2021
Palestine Chronicle TV: ‘One Democratic State’ by Prof. Ilan Pappe and Awad Abdelfattah, a discussion on the future of the Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
[Dec. 30, 2020, 66 min.]

Issue 56-December 25, 2020
Noam Chomsky on Trump, Biden, the climate emergency, Palestine and capitalism
(Dec. 14, 2020, 76 min.)

Issue 55-December 18, 2020
The Future of Politics and Political Transformations in the Muslim World, Fourth CIGA International Ummah Conference. A conversation with: Dr. John Esposito (Georgetown Univ.), Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat (Ibn Haldun Univ.), Dr. Hames Mousavi (Univ. of Tehran), Dr. İsmail Yaylacı (Fatih Sultan Mehmet Univ.), and Dr. Abdullah Al-Arian (Georgetown Univ. in Doha). [Dec. 18, 2020, 173 min.]
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Issue 54-December 11, 2020
US Foreign Policy under a Biden Administration, speech to The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) in Dublin, Ireland by University of Chicago Prof. John Mearsheimer
(Nov. 18, 2020, 20 min.)