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"The World As It Existed Is Not Coming Back"

Featuring Dee Smith and Jacob Shapiro

Mar 04, 2022 • 67 minutes

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The Essential Conversation

"The World As It Existed Is Not Coming Back"

The war in Eastern Europe marks a major tipping point for the balance of power and the global economy.

Featuring Dee Smith and Jacob Shapiro

Mar 04, 2022 • 67 minutes

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine is a strategic miscalculation with short-, medium-, and long-term geopolitical and economic ramifications, an unforeseen consequence of COVID-19 with previously unimaginable potential outcomes. Putin has failed to achieve his immediate goal of decapitating the government in Kyiv, notes Dee Smith, CEO of private intelligence agency Strategic Insight Group, and he’s set the stage for hyperinflation and global recession, adds Jacob Shapiro, Director of Geopolitical Analysis at Cognitive Investments. As Smith puts it, “The world as it existed is not coming back.” What we’re looking at, adds Shapiro, is something more like the decades before World War I rather than Cold War 2.0 or World War III. In a comprehensive and compelling discussion of what’s at stake in Eastern Europe, Smith and Shapiro assess Putin’s and the West’s options and their regional and global implications, the specter of nuclear war, the China question, and the future of the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency. Recorded on March 2, 2022. Show More

The Essential Conversation is the world's premier financial-market-focused conversation series. The smartest people in markets, finance, economics, and business engage in deep-diving discussions about the global macro landscape, generating actionable takeaways that can help your decision-making process. Tune in to peer-to-peer conversations between the brightest minds in the investing world, and tune up your portfolio.

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The Essential Conversation is the world's premier financial-market-focused conversation series. The smartest people in markets, finance, economics, and business engage in deep-diving discussions about the global macro landscape, generating actionable takeaways that can help your decision-making process. Tune in to peer-to-peer conversations between the brightest minds in the investing world, and tune up your portfolio.

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