Expert on Global Affairs & Politics
John Sitilides is Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC in Washington, D.C., specializing in U.S. government relations, geopolitical risk, and international affairs. Delivering exclusive geopolitical risk reports, webcasts, and related products and services to institutional capital market and retail clients, he is a professional speaker at corporate, investor, and industry conferences, and before government, military and intelligence community audiences, on geopolitical risk management and the business impacts of international security policies. He explores the complex geopolitical and geo-economic decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and worldwide, helping corporate executives, investment managers and civic audiences better understand, anticipate, and mitigate risk. Read More >
TEDx: American Identity on the Global Stage
Geopolitical Risk Mitigation
On the G7 Summit
On U.S.-Iran Tensions
Planning for Geopolitical Risks and Beyond
Connections Between China, India, Russia, and the Middle East
Leaking, NATO Summit, and Trump
America's Involvement in Asia
The global economy, for decades based upon a rules-based trade system, is undergoing profound and fundamentally transformative shifts. China seeks to dominate and manage Asia’s commercial relations, project military power worldwide, and challenge U.S. global leadership. Russia is upending Europe’s security architecture and fracturing the European Union. Iran’s nuclear weapons breakout is destabilizing the Middle East and its global oil and gas supply network. Energy scarcity, food shortages, cybersecurity, and climate policy are increasingly shaping international decision-making. Amid the most challenging international landscape since of the end of the Cold War thirty years ago, John Sitilides’ powerful keynote presentation delivers valuable insights, clear-eyed intelligence, and thoughtful understanding of current and future geopolitical and geo-economic trends in the near-term and over the horizon. Against the backdrop of a visually dynamic slide deck, he simplifies complex foreign policy and international security trends and developments to concisely deliver the most valuable knowledge, information, and open-source intelligence, to help leadership audiences better understand, anticipate, and mitigate geopolitical risk in today’s disrupted industry, finance, and diplomacy landscape.
Russia and NATO are contesting for European security dominance in the aftermath of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, as the EU debates the future of its hydrocarbon dependence on Moscow. U.S.-China relations are more tense than ever over Taiwan, trade, and human rights, as Washington seeks closer ties with India, Japan, Australia, and Indo-Pacific powers for regional counterbalance. Beijing’s zero-COVID policy further unsettles global supply chains and economic growth. Middle East oil and natural gas supply chains face severe disruption and weapons proliferation, as Iran pursues nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles to threaten its Arab neighbors, Israel, and the entire region. Germany’s newly muscular defense posture may face serious resistance from France and other leading EU countries. The global impact of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan continues to reverberate with profound consequences for U.S. international stature, counter-terrorism operations, and rare earths processing for renewable energy and other advanced technology sectors. Cybersecurity, infrastructure resilience, and climate policy are increasingly shaping international decision-making. As a result of these mounting challenges, the global economy is experiencing profound and fundamentally transformative shifts. Sitilides simplifies these complex risk trends and developments to concisely deliver the most valuable open-source intelligence on geopolitical risk to audiences.
"It went really well….! We really enjoyed having John participate in the meeting and his presentation was so fascinating."
"Thank you for kicking off SVIA's Fall Forum with a discussion of geopolitical risks….Many thanks for a riveting presentation. It was a pleasure to meet and work with you. Good people come from Astoria Queens!….This was a home run!"
"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."
"Your presentation on "The Grand Arc of Economic Geography: Shaping the 21st Century" was very well received by our students and faculty. The audience appreciated the length and breadth of your analysis, and the presentation both of a compelling "big picture" as to where the world is heading in both geopolitical and geo-economic terms, and the ways in which you connected "dots" in East and South Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe together. It was a masterful performance and one that has provoked ongoing discussion and debate."
"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."
"Your maritime security presentation was absolutely fascinating and one of the most interesting presentations I have ever attended."
"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."
"Incredibly informative and phenomenal global risk presentation!"
"You were brilliant talking about global geopolitical risk at the Asia-Global Hedge Fund Summit in New York. Your presentation was one of the most interesting and widely-discussed. Thank you for enriching the summit!"
"Your passion for and understanding of the strategic geopolitical challenges facing the United States and global community are inspiring. Your presentation was excellent."
"Your talk was easily the best received one of the Family Office Wealth Management Forum."
"Your presentation was by far the most engaging at the RiskMinds conference. The pace of delivery was excellent for this audience: bankers with a keen interest to learn the key issues on all international hotspots."
"You were clearly the best presenter… You have a unique gift to succinctly wrap geopolitical issues into a coherent methodology of whom, why and how."
"Consistently rated your sessions as the very best - your expertise … is unequalled."
"Our participants were greatly impressed and satisfied with the way you guided us through the political landscape of the contemporary United States. Your insights provided us with a clear and solid background to understand the current changes in America."
"Thank you again for a spectacular presentation. You were superbly forceful, articulate, and persuasive, and I have heard nothing but compliments from our participants."
"Extremely insightful – very timely and pertinent to our business and lives. Great way to start the conference. I found the content to be well thought out and a good summary of the global geopolitical situation. Excellent speaker who was comprehensive, insightful and engaging."
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