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Yellow Vest Movement: Rorschach Protest or EU Spring?
Dec 9 • 56 min
This week I’m going to talk about the global event that so many in the US are using as an example to make whatever point they want – the Yellow Vest Movement in France.
One graph that helps explain global politics
Dec 2 • 25 min
This week I present one graph that explains global politics: the relative change in US GDP vs China GDP over the past several decades.
A brief history of the Espionage Act
Nov 25 • 65 min
Press freedom is under attack like never before – or so we believe. Such a viewpoint requires a look to history, so let’s go back 100 years and explore the history of the Espionage Act and the concept of Sedition.
Brexit means Brexit? And the US National Defense Strategy
Nov 18 • 51 min
Does Brexit mean Brexit? And an analysis of the US National Defense Strategy.
Divided says America, United says Europe
Nov 11 • 50 min
The US Midterms, the 100 year anniversary of the War to end all Wars, more strategic rebalancing, this time, with Pakistan, and Happy Veteran’s Day.
Who’s in First? America, China, or AI
Oct 28 • 47 min
Who’s in First? America, China, or AI? And a week of tragedy, hate, and partisanship.
Does America Stand Alone?
Oct 21 • 64 min
Does America stand alone? The Google, Amazon, Pentagon love triangle heats up. And global health indicators.
Step down and unify, or an eye for an eye
Oct 7 • 66 min
The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, 50 year low in the US unemployment rate, and my take on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. I’m Evan Thomsen and this is Realpolitik news.
REALPOLITIK | US-Mexico Trade Agreement, Economics, and Trends of History
Sep 23 • 62 min
In this episode: US-Mexico Trade Agreement. Malcolm Muggeridge advice. The rise and fall of States. Understanding economic charts and unemployment numbers. How to be Civil. Senate appropriations vote (93-7). And some real good news…
REALPOLITIK | The last decade, US-India alignment, and the Kavanaugh hearings
Sep 16 • 49 min
A decade of disruption (the financial crisis to today). Reflections on political tumult over the past decade. Examination of US-India alignment. Iran-Saudi competition in Pakistan. US policy on Chinese containment. The Kavanaugh hearings.
REALPOLITIK | Identity politics, Facebook police, Universal healthcare, and the Cohen-Manafort saga
Aug 26 • 65 min
In this episode: Identity politics vs running on your record. Julia Salazar? John McCain. Facebook and US Government deleting accounts and silencing speech. Spirit of Free Speech. Healthcare costs in the US and around the world. Understanding the real…
REALPOLITIK | Beyond the headline & Understanding the Yemen Conflict
Aug 19 • 51 min
In this episode: Media clickbait, “We only read the headline,” US strategy and activity in the Yemen Conflict, US relationship to Saudi Arabia in Yemen, Nature of the Yemen Conflict, Regional powers in the middle east, middle east conflict history,…
REALPOLITIK | What’s in a name? Geostrategy, or narrative?
Aug 12 • 56 min
In this episode: Michael Avenatti speech, 2007 Iowa Congressional race between Loebsack and Leach, Persian vs Arabian Gulf, US middle eastern strategy, Canada-Saudi Arabia dispute, US-China trade and tariffs, and some real good news.
REALPOLITIK | Bridges, Walls, Gates, and a Great New Deal
Aug 5 • 39 min
In this episode: A new deal? Controversial NYT hiring Bridge vs Walls false dichotomy Opportunity for dialogue between Trump and the #Resistance Bi-partisan agreement on higher-ed issues And a new segment - real good news!
REALPOLITIK | Narrative, Reality, and Strategic Rebalancing
Jul 22 • 41 min
In this episode: - Narrative vs Reality - Trump impact on global democracy - Strategy rebalancing since 9/11 - NATO policy - EU-China engagement - EU-China trade - Climate Change - Renewable energy development Realpolitik is an independent news and…
REALPOLITIK | The NATO summit in context & one giant squirrel
Jul 15 • 58 min
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated…
REALPOLITIK | Democracy, Independence, Disunion, and Trade Skirmishes
Jul 8 • 61 min
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated…
REALPOLITIK | Civility is dead, LONG LIVE CIVILITY
Jul 1 • 62 min
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated…
REALPOLITIK | The G7, the Rorschach photo, and the Trump-Kim Summit
Jun 17 • 55 min
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated…
REALPOLITIK | Greece, Italy, Migration, and World Cup Predictions
Jun 10 • 95 min
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated…
REALPOLITIK | US TARIFFS EXPLAINED: Strategy, media ignorance, and real data
Jun 3 • 56 min
This week I explore the real data and strategic considerations behind the 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs the United States placed upon Canada, Mexico, and the EU, on May 31, 2018. Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to…
REALPOLITIK | Google drones, US-China trade deal, North Korea summit, and 14,000 cows in Qatar
May 27 • 78 min
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated…
REALPOLITIK | Venezuela crisis, US embassy to Jerusalem, Iran deal and Petrodollar, and what real dictators do
May 20 • 72 min
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated…
REALPOLITIK | Military spending, the Iran deal, UK basic training, and Rudy Giuliani
May 14 • 78 min
Realpolitik is an independent news and analysis source dedicated to sharing a perspective rarely discussed in the mainstream or other independent outlets. In short, it’s all in the name: realpolitik. The show is decidedly nonpartisan, but is situated…