As global affairs are marked increasingly by instability and disorder, military crises, diplomatic tensions, financial uncertainties and societal upheavals, knowledge that enhances global investment decisions and strategic business planning is more critical and valuable than ever. John Sitilides, a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and consultant to the Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global geopolitical trends, developments, and strategies before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, business and government conferences, forums and events. He explores the complex geopolitical decisions that impact markets in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, helping investors and business audiences understand and mitigate against risk and disruption.
The Trump Presidency: Global Risks, Geopolitical Strategy and American Leadership 2020
President Donald J. Trump assumed American political leadership at a time of considerable strains in the
global economy and a complex array of high-stakes global risk and geopolitical flashpoints in Russia, China,
the Middle East and Europe. Along with reinvigorating the U.S. economy, the Trump Administration is
charged with managing key power relationships with major political and military adversaries and the driving engines of the international macro-economic system. President Trump’s domestic priorities include
renewed domestic energy projects and exports, review of current and potential trade agreements, repatriation of trillions of dollars from foreign banks, and the advancement of new manufacturing
technologies. If effectively implemented, these policies could produce fundamental shifts in U.S.
international relations. Can President Trump successfully identify and encourage capable partners to relieve
the U.S. of its worldwide economic and military burdens? Can he preserve and strengthen the current international order by encouraging meaningful diplomatic efforts and empowering allies and partners to assume greater responsibility for regional stability? And how will such fundamental shifts affect the course
of the U.S. economy and related investment, business and corporate policies? This presentation will starkly assess and explore the aims & goals of the Trump Administration, and global realities projected to challenge
President Trump and the American nation throughout his term in office.
Geopolitical Risk Management
Helping investment fund and business executives understand and mitigate against risk against the backdrop or political, regional or global disruption.
Geopolitics of American Energy Policy
Assessing presidential and Congressional policies with far-reaching impacts on the U.S. economy and global markets.
Wobbling the Colossus: The Greek Roots of the Euro Crisis
A critical assessment of the viability of the European Union as a trading partner and global power, as well as the Euro as a viable global currency.
“John Sitilides gave our keynote talk on geopolitical risks at GAIM Ops Cayman, a 500+ person event for COO/CCO/CFOs in the alternative investment industry. I can honestly say it was one of the best talks I’ve seen. John provided fascinating insights on geopolitical issues including Russia, China, the Middle East, North Korea and Europe. He brought a new perspective to understanding the issues and appreciating their significance on a whole new level. His cutting edge, up-to-date knowledge of the topics and of latest political developments, and the fact that John is an excellent and engaging speaker, made for a fascinating presentation. Our audience loved it. The room was packed and it’s been rated as a favorite session by many of the attendees. John is top of my list for any geopolitical analysis in the future.”
“The thoughtful, comprehensive, understandable and practical view you brought to the complex problems and issues revolving around geopolitics truly enlightened and engaged the audience at P&I’s Global Future of Retirement conference. Setting the tone on the second day of the event kept people talking, and your presentation was referred to numerous times by other speakers throughout the day.”
“I thought your presentation at GAIM Ops London was brilliant. As an enthusiastic observer of world events, I found your presentation to be the most concisely informative and interesting presentation I have probably ever heard on the world’s current and future trouble zones.”