Phillip Orchard on Geopolitical Futures, US-China Competition, and Forecasting Methods
Global Guessing Weekly Podcast

Phillip Orchard on Geopolitical Futures, US-China Competition, and Forecasting Methods

Andrew Eaddy
Clay Graubard
Andrew Eaddy, Clay Graubard

How do the biggest geopolitical risk firms approach forecasting? What’s the future of tensions between the United States and China? How hard is it to forecast far into the future? In this episode of the Global Guessing Weekly Podcast we sat down with Phillip Orchard of Geopolitical Futures to talk about all of these topics and more.

For those who aren’t aware, Geopolitical Futures is a geopolitical forecasting operation founded by George Friedman, former Stratfor Chairman and author of The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century. Within the organization Phillip focuses on the Indo-Pacific, working to inform clients about risks stemming from that region of the world. Phillip is an expert in Chinese foreign policy and has developed a deep understanding of the geopolitics dynamics at play in the greater East Asian and Southeast Asian regions of the world. He even speaks some Thai!

  • Watch until the end to hear a new rapid fire question we gave Phillip given his areas of interest/expertise.

And although this isn’t The Right Side of Maybe, we did ask Phillip about some specific forecasts he’s completed that we felt were notable, so enjoy our discussion of some forecast post-mortems. You can find Phillip on Twitter: @PhillipOrchard.



Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts


Listen On Other Platforms

Just look up Global Guessing Podcasts to find the episode! New episodes might take 6-24 hours to show up, so make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you'll know when the new episode goes live.

  • Amazon Music
  • Audible
  • Stitcher
  • iHeartRadio
  • TuneIn
  • Pocket Casts
  • Blubrry
  • PodcastIndex
  • Podchaser
  • Gaana
  • JioSaavn
  • Deezer
  • Podcast Addict
  • Podchaser
  • PlayerFM
  • Bullhorn