Author: Geopolitics & Empire

Geopolitics & Empire · Todd Weaver: Privacy Protection in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism #091 Founder and CEO of Purism, Todd Weaver, discusses surveillance capitalism, digital rights, and why he decided to create an entire ecosystem of computers, mobile phones, and software that provide users with nearly 100% control over their devices. Websites https://puri.sm https://twitter.com/puri_sm About the Guest Serial entrepreneur and successful businessman, Todd has been recognized for his visionary strategy, technical leadership, and relentless drive, with more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, using, installing, and promoting Free Software. Todd has consistently predicted market directions and executed disruptive technologies…

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Geopolitics & Empire · Steven Seegel: The Geographers Who Defined East Central Europe #090 Professor of History Dr. Steven Seegel discusses his book “Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe” and how famous geographers such as Isaiah Bowman or Hungarian Prime Minister Count Pál Teleki influenced maps and policy in the 20th century. Websites https://twitter.com/steven_seegel https://unco.academia.edu/StevenSeegel Books https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo27760776.html About the Guest Steven Seegel is Professor of Russian and European History at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author, most recently, of Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in…

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Geopolitics & Empire · William Engdahl: Are the French Protests a U.S. Color Revolution & is Trump the Real Deal? #089 Strategic risk consultant and best-selling author F. William Engdahl discusses his latest book “Manifest Destiny” describing US-sponsored democratic regime change operations known as “color revolutions” which utilize civil society organizations such as USAID, Soros’ Open Society Foundations, and NGOs such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). He provides his analysis on whether or not the French “Yellow Vest” revolution is sponsored by the U.S. and discusses his change of mind on whether President Trump is an authentic patriot…

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Geopolitics & Empire · Dmitry Orlov: How the Technosphere Threatens the Biosphere and our Freedoms #088 Dmitry Orlov rejoins us to discuss his book on the technosphere and how it threatens the environment or biosphere, limits our economic freedoms, and can become weaponized as a political technology. He gives some recommendations on ways to mitigate against the overarching influence of the technosphere. Transcript Podcast: Returning to the Geopolitics and Empire Podcast is author Dmitry Orlov. We’ll be discussing his book, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-sufficiency, and Freedom, which touches on ways technology…

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Geopolitics & Empire · Dmitry Orlov: How the Technosphere Threatens the Biosphere and our Freedoms #088 Schiller Institute science advisor Jason Ross discusses China’s imperial ambitions in Africa through its Belt And Road Initiative and the challenges it poses to the US-dominated Bretton Woods system. Show Notes Extending the New Silk Road to West Asia and Africa https://schillerinstitute.com/extending-new-silk-road-west-asia-africa Why China’s ‘Debtbook Diplomacy’ is a Hoax https://schillerinstitute.com/why-chinas-debtbook-diplomacy-is-a-hoax Africa’s Bright Future on China’s Belt and Road Initiative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIvC_Kdvc4E China: A New Imperial Power? https://www.transcend.org/tms/2018/10/a-new-imperial-power Websites https://schillerinstitute.com https://www.twitter.com/JasonA_Ross About the Guest Jason Ross is a Science Advisor at The Schiller Institute. In America,…

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Geopolitics & Empire · Noah Coburn: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War #086 Political Anthropologist Dr. Noah Coburn discusses his latest book “Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global War” as we delve into the lives of over 3 million private contractors who service the logistics and underbelly of the Global War On Terror in Afghanistan. Show Notes Trump’s Disastrous Plan to Increase Contracting in Afghanistan https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/trumps-disastrous-plan-to-increase-contracting-in-afghanistan Trump’s Afghanistan strategy won’t end human rights violations among immigrant contractors https://qz.com/1062034/trumps-afghanistan-strategy-wont-end-human-rights-violations-among-immigrant-contractors Websites https://noahcoburn.com https://noahcoburn.bennington.edu https://www.twitter.com/NCoburnNoah Books https://www.amazon.com/Noah-Coburn/e/B005MYUBQM/ref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=29268 About the Guest Noah is a political anthropologist focusing on political structures and…

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Geopolitics & Empire · Isa Blumi: The Geopolitics of the War on Yemen #085 Dr. Isa Blumi discusses his book “Destroying Yemen” which explains how the Atlanticist empire has sought for a century to secure financial, political, and resource control over an independent Yemeni state with the help of GCC actors. Blumi also explains how Saudi Arabia is quickly disintegrating and what this means for the future. Show Notes In Yemen, Hardly A Revolution https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/09/opinion/09blumi.html What’s Going On In Yemen? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oJf8g6FDHo Websites https://www.su.se/english/profiles/iblum-1.253921 https://www.twitter.com/isablumi Books https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520296145/destroying-yemen About the Guest Isa Blumi is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Turkish Studies at Stockholm…

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Geopolitics & Empire · Balihar Sanghera: Central Asia as the New Economic Battleground for China, Russia, and the USA #084 Dr. Balihar Sanghera discusses the economic dystopia left behind by the Soviet Union in Central Asia as well as why he thinks the United States holds the upper hand in the region despite Russia’s formidable Eurasian Union project and China’s Belt and Road. Websites https://www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/staff/academic/s/sanghera-balihar.html Show Notes https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/balihar-sanghera/economic-dystopia-in-kyrgyzstan https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/balihar-sanghera-and-elmira-satybaldieva/global-capitalism-in-central-asia https://theconversation.com/central-asia-is-the-new-economic-battleground-for-the-us-china-and-russia-98263 About the Guest Balihar Sanghera is the Director of Graduate Studies (Taught) and a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social…

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Geopolitics & Empire · Jeremy Kuzmarov: The New Cold War is a Farce #083 Academic and author Jeremy Kuzmarov discusses his latest book “The Russians Are Coming, Again: The First Cold War as Tragedy, the Second as Farce.” Topics covered include the true origins of the Cold War, how a Henry Wallace presidency could’ve altered the course of history, the Military-Industrial-Academic-Complex, the use of propaganda against Russia in the New Cold War, NATO expansion, color revolutions, and how the Democratic left is perpetuating McCarthyism in the age of Trump. Websites https://jeremykuzmarov.com Books https://www.amazon.com/Russians-Are-Coming-Again-Tragedy/dp/1583676945 About the Guest Jeremy Kuzmarov has taught…

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Geopolitics & Empire · Adriel Kasonta: Has Brexit Become a US Foreign Policy Tool Against the EU and Russia? #082 Political analyst and consultant Adriel Kasonta discusses potential Brexit scenarios and how it has been weaponized by the United States against the EU and Russia. Websites https://www.adrielkasonta.com https://www.twitter.com/Adriel_Kasonta About the Guest Adriel Kasonta is a London-based professional with a strong background in law, politics and diplomacy. He is currently serving as editorial board member at the Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS) in Prague and European affairs analyst at Wikistrat, a geostrategic consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He regularly blogs at Russian International Affairs…

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