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Scrutinizing the OECD’s global tax plan

In this episode, GIS Founder and Chairman Prince Michael of Liechtenstein is joined by Adam N. Michel, Director of Tax Policy Studies at the Cato Institute to discuss a controversial scheme to harmonize corporate tax worldwide. 

New risks and old challenges in the euro area

Join GIS Founder and Chairman Prince Michael of Liechtenstein for a conversation with renowned economist Professor Elisabeth Krecké about the intricacies of the eurozone’s economic landscape and the future of banking and financial regulation. 

Webinar – Global Hotspots 2024

In this episode, we present our recent GIS webinar on the most dangerous global hotspots to watch in 2024, with GIS managing editor, Andrew Kureth, interviewing international security expert Dr. Peter Brookes. We hope you enjoy listening to their conversation.

Webinar – Energy in an unstable world

In this GIS webinar, energy expert Carole Nakhle and GIS managing editor Andrew Kureth discuss how the increasingly unstable geopolitical landscape will affect global energy supplies.

Turkey’s role in a fracturing Middle East

Alper Coşkun, senior fellow in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, delves into the nuances of Turkey’s foreign policy in an interview with GIS Founder and Chairman Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. 

Navigating energy economics

Dr. Carole Nakhle, renowned energy economist and founder of Crystol Energy, explores the complex dynamics of global energy markets, policies, and regulations in an interview with GIS Founder and Chairman Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. 

The roots of Europe’s energy security crisis

Dr. Frank Umbach, a leading expert on energy security and cybersecurity, unpacks the complex dynamics of the global energy landscape in an interview with GIS Founder and Chairman Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. 

Central bankers cannot afford new mistakes

How will inflation and soaring debt affect the geopolitical landscape in 2023 and beyond? 

GIS Founder and Chairman Prince Michael of Liechtenstein is joined by Professor Enrico Colombatto, a leading expert on monetary policy, to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding inflation and its potential consequences for global affairs.  

New challenges to peace in Israel-Palestine

The conflict between Israel and Palestine remains a pressing issue, with ongoing political and regional tensions shaping the landscape. In this episode of Unconventional Knowledge, Middle East expert Pierre Boussel explains the latest challenges of the conflict.

The potential of Sub-Saharan Africa

GIS Founder and Chairman Prince Michael of Liechtenstein and Teresa Nogueira Pinto, a leading expert on African affairs, discuss how to tap into the region’s potential. 

Peru in turmoil

Peru is in crisis, with political and economic instability threatening to plunge the country into chaos. In this episode of Unconventional Knowledge, we talk to Latin American affairs expert John Polga-Hecimovich about the root causes of the crisis and the possible outcomes for Peruvians. 

China’s economy in 2023

China’s economy will certainly rebound, but the question is how long growth will last. Chinese affairs expert Dr. Junhua Zhang explains what economic policies Xi Jinping is most likely to implement. 

Are politicians accountable for their decisions?

Dr. Emmanuel Martin explains the importance of accountability in politics and gives examples of what can go wrong when there is an accountability deficit in political systems. 

Traveling to Iraqi Kurdistan

Counterinsurgency expert Dr. Federica Saini Fasanotti shares her thoughts about a recent trip to Iraqi Kurdistan, and explains the complicated geopolitical trends at play in the region. 

New challenges for eurozone banks

Eurozone banks must reinvent themselves in an era of near-zero growth rates, soaring inflation and geopolitical instability, explains economic policy expert Professor Elisabeth Krecké. 

Can China and Australia grow closer?

Recent years saw a rapid deterioration of ties between China and Australia. But the new administration in Canberra could smooth things over to a degree, believes Riley Walters, deputy director of the Hudson Institute Japan Chair. 

Geopolitics in 2023

GIS Founder and Chairman Prince Michael of Liechtenstein and national security expert Dr. James Jay Carafano discuss the most crucial geopolitical events of 2022 and the most likely scenarios for 2023. 

Economic and political integration in Africa

The African Union provides a much-needed framework for African countries to cooperate. But the organization will be increasingly challenged, explains African affairs expert Teresa Nogueira Pinto. 

Labor markets in trouble

In developed economies, insufficient skills among the youth will take a heavy toll on economic growth. Enrico Colombatto, professor of economics at the University of Turin, looks at the state of labor markets in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Argentina’s inflation struggle

With inflation approaching 100 percent, cost of living in Argentina has soared beyond what most citizens can afford. Latin American affairs expert Ines de Marcos explains what likely lies ahead for Argentines in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Can AI solve the energy crisis?

Does artificial intelligence have the potential to solve some of the most complex problems facing the energy sector? Energy expert Dr. Carole Nakhle, founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, answers in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Could the EU function with 36 members?

Can the EU function with Ukraine and Moldova as members? Dr. Michael Leigh, former director-general for enlargement at the European Commission, answers in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Can the U.S. cooperate with North Africa?

With a global energy crisis looming as winter approaches, can the U.S. work more closely with North African countries? Foreign policy expert Dr. James Jay Carafano of the Heritage Foundation answers in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge. 

Geopolitical shifts split Southeast Asia

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, has long been an influential regional actor in Asia. Now, however, Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak believes the organization is threatened by deepening geopolitical fault lines. 

Tensions rise between Rwanda and the DRC

Long-standing friction between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be resurfacing. If violent clashes continue, the two countries could soon be at war, argues African affairs expert Teresa Nogueira Pinto. 

NATO’s likely expansion

It appears increasingly likely that Sweden and Finland will join NATO. Stefan Hedlund, professor of Russian studies, explains how this could influence security in Northern Europe. 

Switzerland’s hidden inflation

Switzerland’s inflation rate remains low while many other European countries have seen prices spiral out of control. Professor of economics Henrique Schneider explains why.

The future of Black Sea geopolitics

It appears highly likely that the Black Sea will play a key geopolitical role in years ahead. But who will be the most influential players in the region? Security expert Dr. James Jay Carafano answers. 

Russian military tactics in Libya and Ukraine

How can we determine what will happen next in Russia’s war with Ukraine? Counterinsurgency expert Dr. Federica Saini Fasanotti argues that by analyzing Russian military tactics in Libya, we can predict Moscow’s next moves on the Ukrainian front.

North Africa as an alternative gas supplier

Can North Africa replace Russia as a gas supplier for Europe? This question has been on many policymakers minds. Energy economist Dr. Carole Nakhle, founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, answers in this episode of Unconventional Knowledge.

Introducing: Unconventional Knowledge

Are you the sort of person who reads the news and thinks – there’s got to be something more to the story? Then you are in the right place.

This is ”Unconventional Knowledge” where we look at one event and ask an expert to explain what journalists are missing. Information is an iceberg, and most often we are only shown the tip. 

We want to bring our listeners the whole picture. That’s why every episode, we reach out to a different expert from Geopolitical Intelligence Services and ask them to answer one question in their specific area of expertise. 

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