John Hulsman

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Dr. John C. Hulsman is the President and Co-Founder of John C. Hulsman Enterprises, a prominent global political risk consulting firm, and a Life Member of the US Council on Foreign Relations.  His most recent work, To Dare More Boldly; The Audacious Story of Political Risk, was published by Princeton University Press in April 2018.


For three years, Dr. Hulsman was the Senior Columnist for City AM, the newspaper of the city of London. Prior to this, John was a Senior Research Fellow at The Hague Centre of Strategic Studies, and served as the first Alfred von Oppenheim Scholar in Residence at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin. Earlier, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, responsible for geopolitics, the study of terrorism and American foreign policy and a Fellow in US Foreign Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), two of the largest and most important think tanks helping to craft America’s foreign policy. 


John holds a PhD in International Relations from St. Andrews University in Scotland and an M.A. (Hons) Degree in History with International Relations from St. Andrews.

Recent Research

Thuringia-Gate Has Decisive Consequences For Both Germany And Europe As A Whole

Thuringia-Gate Has Decisive Consequences For Both Germany And Europe As A Whole

Thuringia-Gate Has Decisive Consequences For Both Germany And Europe As A Whole

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By John Hulsman and Brunello Rosa

25 February 2020

The Rise of the Populist International: European Dis-Integration Ahead?

Thuringia-Gate Has Decisive Consequences For Both Germany And Europe As A Whole

Thuringia-Gate Has Decisive Consequences For Both Germany And Europe As A Whole

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by Brunello Rosa and John Hulsman

6 February 2019

POLICY COMPASS: US 2018 Mid-Terms: An Election That Settled Nothing

TRAVEL NOTES: American Mid-term elections: Verdict on the Trump Revolution

TRAVEL NOTES: American Mid-term elections: Verdict on the Trump Revolution

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by John C. Hulsman 

20 November 2018

TRAVEL NOTES: American Mid-term elections: Verdict on the Trump Revolution

TRAVEL NOTES: American Mid-term elections: Verdict on the Trump Revolution

TRAVEL NOTES: American Mid-term elections: Verdict on the Trump Revolution

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by John C. Hulsman  

17 October 2018

THE GEOPOLITICAL CORNER BY JOHN HULSMAN

The Spanish Flu, the Coronavirus, and the Political Risk Event of a Generation

Brexit Painfully Illuminates Europe’s Weakness, But Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

The Spanish Flu, the Coronavirus, and the Political Risk Event of a Generation

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by John Hulsman

24 March 2020

Joe Biden Has Risen From The Ashes, But Can He Beat Trump?

Brexit Painfully Illuminates Europe’s Weakness, But Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

The Spanish Flu, the Coronavirus, and the Political Risk Event of a Generation

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by John Hulsman

10 March 2020

Brexit Painfully Illuminates Europe’s Weakness, But Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Brexit Painfully Illuminates Europe’s Weakness, But Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Brexit Painfully Illuminates Europe’s Weakness, But Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

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by John Hulsman

11 February 2020

September 2019 - January 2020

The Olympian View: Mapping The Global Strategic Topography

Macron Rolls The Dice Over French Economic Reform And The Leadership Of Europe

The Olympian View: Mapping The Global Strategic Topography

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by John Hulsman

28 January 2020

Over Impeachment, The Democrats’ Hatred Is Backfiring

Macron Rolls The Dice Over French Economic Reform And The Leadership Of Europe

The Olympian View: Mapping The Global Strategic Topography

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by John C. Hulsman

14 January 2020

Macron Rolls The Dice Over French Economic Reform And The Leadership Of Europe

Macron Rolls The Dice Over French Economic Reform And The Leadership Of Europe

Macron Rolls The Dice Over French Economic Reform And The Leadership Of Europe

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by John C. Hulsman

17 December 2019

Amidst Economic Chaos, The Red Tide Recedes In South America

The Syrian End Game And The New Rules Of The Multipolar World

Macron Rolls The Dice Over French Economic Reform And The Leadership Of Europe

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by  John Hulsman

3 December 2019

The Pivotal Brexit Election Could Change The Nature of the UK

The Syrian End Game And The New Rules Of The Multipolar World

The Syrian End Game And The New Rules Of The Multipolar World

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by  John Hulsman

19 November 2019

The Syrian End Game And The New Rules Of The Multipolar World

The Syrian End Game And The New Rules Of The Multipolar World

The Syrian End Game And The New Rules Of The Multipolar World

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by  John Hulsman

5 November 2019

Nobel Peace Prize To Ethiopia’s PM: A Launch-Pad To Prosperity And Stability In East Africa

Nobel Peace Prize To Ethiopia’s PM: A Launch-Pad To Prosperity And Stability In East Africa

Nobel Peace Prize To Ethiopia’s PM: A Launch-Pad To Prosperity And Stability In East Africa

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by John Hulsman

22 October 2019

Trump’s Impeachment Would Benefit No One … But Trump Himself

Nobel Peace Prize To Ethiopia’s PM: A Launch-Pad To Prosperity And Stability In East Africa

Nobel Peace Prize To Ethiopia’s PM: A Launch-Pad To Prosperity And Stability In East Africa

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by John Hulsman

8 October 2019

Geopolitical Corner - High Noon: The Brexit Crisis Reaches A Climax

Nobel Peace Prize To Ethiopia’s PM: A Launch-Pad To Prosperity And Stability In East Africa

Geopolitical Corner - High Noon: The Brexit Crisis Reaches A Climax

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by John Hulsman

24 September 2019

June - September 2019

Argentina Hurtles Toward The Abyss

A Revolutionary Premiership: Johnson and the Anglosphere

India Lights The Kashmiri Powder-Keg

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by John C. Hulsman

28 August 2019

India Lights The Kashmiri Powder-Keg

A Revolutionary Premiership: Johnson and the Anglosphere

India Lights The Kashmiri Powder-Keg

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by John C. Hulsman

13 August 2019

A Revolutionary Premiership: Johnson and the Anglosphere

A Revolutionary Premiership: Johnson and the Anglosphere

A Revolutionary Premiership: Johnson and the Anglosphere

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by John C. Hulsman

30 July 2019

The West’s Folly In Libya May Come Back To Haunt It

Will Ramaphosa Deliver South Africa’s Economic Promise?

A Revolutionary Premiership: Johnson and the Anglosphere

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by John Hulsman

16 July 2019

Will Ramaphosa Deliver South Africa’s Economic Promise?

Will Ramaphosa Deliver South Africa’s Economic Promise?

Will Ramaphosa Deliver South Africa’s Economic Promise?

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by John Hulsman

2 July 2019

Despite Modi’s Chequered Record, India’s Star Is Rising

Will Ramaphosa Deliver South Africa’s Economic Promise?

Will Ramaphosa Deliver South Africa’s Economic Promise?

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by John Hulsman

18 June 2019

Beyond The Wishful Headlines, Europe’s Chronic Decline Gathers Pace

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Venezuela and the Iron Laws of Revolution

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Venezuela and the Iron Laws of Revolution

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by John Hulsman

4 June 2019

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Venezuela and the Iron Laws of Revolution

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Venezuela and the Iron Laws of Revolution

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Venezuela and the Iron Laws of Revolution

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by John Hulsman 

1 February 2019

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Brexit: Ways to Get Unstuck

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Venezuela and the Iron Laws of Revolution

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Geopolitical Predictions For 2019

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by John Hulsman

22 January 2019

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Geopolitical Predictions For 2019

Geopolitical Corner - Protest of the Yellow Vests: Macron and Europe at the Brink

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman - Geopolitical Predictions For 2019

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by John Hulsman

20 December 2018

Geopolitical Corner - Protest of the Yellow Vests: Macron and Europe at the Brink

Geopolitical Corner - Protest of the Yellow Vests: Macron and Europe at the Brink

Geopolitical Corner - Protest of the Yellow Vests: Macron and Europe at the Brink

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by John Hulsman

11 December 2018

May's Intellectual Confusion Explains Her "Hotel California" Brexit

Geopolitical Corner - Protest of the Yellow Vests: Macron and Europe at the Brink

Geopolitical Corner - Protest of the Yellow Vests: Macron and Europe at the Brink

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by John Hulsman

7 December 2018

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman: The damage Merkel has wrought

Geopolitical Corner: The problem with Brexit is that absolutely no one is listening

Geopolitical Corner: The problem with Brexit is that absolutely no one is listening

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by John Hulsman

9 November 2018

Geopolitical Corner: The problem with Brexit is that absolutely no one is listening

Geopolitical Corner: The problem with Brexit is that absolutely no one is listening

Geopolitical Corner: The problem with Brexit is that absolutely no one is listening

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by John Hulsman

25 September 2018

Geopolitical Corner: Why A Real Russia-China Axis Will Never Happen

Geopolitical Corner: The problem with Brexit is that absolutely no one is listening

Geopolitical Corner: Why A Real Russia-China Axis Will Never Happen

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by John Hulsman

19 September 2018

Ethiopia is the best political risk story you know nothing about

Ethiopia is the best political risk story you know nothing about

Geopolitical Corner: Why A Real Russia-China Axis Will Never Happen

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by John Hulsman

12 September 2018

How The World Really Works (Part 4)

Ethiopia is the best political risk story you know nothing about

How The World Really Works (Part 4)

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by John Hulsman

6 September 2018

How The World Really Works (Part 3)

Ethiopia is the best political risk story you know nothing about

How The World Really Works (Part 4)

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by John Hulsman

29 August 2018

How The World Really Works (Part 2)

DISRUPTIVE IDEAS: The Return of the Fedual World?

How The World Really Works (Part 2)

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by John Hulsman 

24 August 2018

How The World Really Works (Part 1)

DISRUPTIVE IDEAS: The Return of the Fedual World?

How The World Really Works (Part 2)

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by John Hulsman

15 August 2018

DISRUPTIVE IDEAS: The Return of the Fedual World?

DISRUPTIVE IDEAS: The Return of the Fedual World?

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman: Trump re-ignites the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

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John C. Hulsman and Boris N. Liedtke

2 August 2018

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman: Trump re-ignites the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

The unholy trinity of Trump, Corbyn, and Mandelson point the way to a better Brexit

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman: Trump re-ignites the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

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by John Hulsman

2 August 2018

Geopolitical Corner by John Hulsman: Understanding Putin's Game

The unholy trinity of Trump, Corbyn, and Mandelson point the way to a better Brexit

The unholy trinity of Trump, Corbyn, and Mandelson point the way to a better Brexit

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by John Hulsman

24 July 2018

The unholy trinity of Trump, Corbyn, and Mandelson point the way to a better Brexit

The unholy trinity of Trump, Corbyn, and Mandelson point the way to a better Brexit

The unholy trinity of Trump, Corbyn, and Mandelson point the way to a better Brexit

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by John Hulsman

17 July 2018