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Dr. John C. Hulsman is the President and Co-Founder of John C. Hulsman Enterprises, a successful political risk consulting firm, concentrating on the major, game changing foreign and economic policy issues that will determine the character of the western world in the new era of multiple powers. Over the past year he has worked with private sector clients (such as Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Black Rock Investment Fund) as well as the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Pentagon, and the British Ministry of Defence, trying to make sense for these world-class clients of the nature of the new multipolar era we find ourselves in.
All of this practical commercial and governmental work is augmented by continuing first-rate intellectual projects; during 2011 Hulsman also worked with Cambridge University and the Aspen Institute on the rise of the BRICS, the Arab Spring, and the coming American election. A huge competitive advantage of the firm is that, like Hulsman, it is as at home in Europe as in America, in the boardroom as in the briefing room and the class room.
Specifically by focusing on the possible game changers in foreign policy—the few monumental topics and events that can radically upend the conventional wisdom of the workaday world—Hulsman avoids the margins and minutiae, instead offering bold, proven, uncannily on-target analysis of the major geopolitical issues (such as the American elections in 2012 and the country’s ongoing fiscal crisis, the euro zone crisis, the Iranian nuclear crisis, the Arab Spring, and the promise and perils of the Indian Ocean Rim and China) that are essential for global businesses as well as governments to master, in order to survive and thrive in the new era of multipolarity. Despite the troubled economic times we live in, since its inception in 2006, the firm has always made of yearly profit of at least 25 percent.
Prior to heading his dynamic firm, Hulsman was Senior Research Fellow at The Hague Centre For Strategic Studies (HCSS), the Alfred von Oppenheim Scholar in Residence at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin, Senior Research Fellow in European Affairs at The Heritage Foundation, and Research Fellow at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington.
Having given over 1430 interviews, Hulsman is a frequent commentator around the world on foreign policy issues. He makes regular appearances with major international media outlets such as ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, Comedy Central and the BBC. In fact in the past year, C-SPAN devoted an hour-long interview to Hulsman’s foreign policy views—as well as his rediscovery of the very old Italian feudal business model his firm embodies--on its flagship program, Q and A. He also has written over 260 published articles on international relations for publications such as The Spectator, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Magazine, Policy Review, Newsweek, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, Die Welt, National Interest, and Le Monde.
In addition he has given 1,180 high-level briefings at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the House International Relations Committee, and governments around the world. Hulsman has also delivered more than 410 speeches and papers at conferences sponsored by Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the German Council on Foreign Relations, the French Army War College, the Aspen Institute, the German Marshall Fund, the European Parliament, NATO, and the Department of State.
A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and author of all or part of 10 books in the past 13 years, Hulsman’s last three mass market books (Ethical Realism, The Godfather Doctrine , and an acclaimed biography of Lawrence of Arabia, To Begin The World Over Again) have all been Amazon bestsellers.
Hulsman has also taught European Security Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and world politics and U.S. foreign policy at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
He has also traveled extensively, having spent over half his working life in Europe. Hulsman lived in Scotland for seven years (while earning his doctorate and master’s degrees in modern history and international relations from the University of St. Andrews), Holland for two years, and spent the last six years in Germany, with Bavaria presently being his home base. Having lived transatlanticism, Hulsman, by his singular background, is almost uniquely at home on both sides of the Atlantic; his life has been an invaluable analytical advantage in all of his work.
Er lebt in Bayern und ist doch ganz nah dran am US-Politikbetrieb: Der amerikanische Politikberater John Hulsman analysiert im Interview die Lage Obamas, die Niederlage der Republikaner und die Chancen für Hillary Clinton bei der nächsten Präsidentschaftswahl.
SZ.de: Herr Hulsman, wie hat Obama das wieder geschafft?
Hulsman: Er hat ein paar technische Tricks benutzt. Seine Leute wussten, dass sie die Zahl der Wähler im Vergleich zu 2008 vergrößern mussten. Die Minderheiten mussten wieder wählen. Er hatte ja 80 Prozent von ihnen, nur 40 Prozent der Weißen. Das Spiel am Boden, Menschen zum Wählen zu motivieren - niemand kann das besser. Eine sehr professionelle Kampagne.
Der Sieg von Barack Obama erfüllt die Hoffnungen der Mehrheit in Deutschland. Auf Wahlpartys in Berlin freuen sie sich am allermeisten darüber, dass Mitt Romney als Präsident verhindert wurde. US-Botschafter Murphy kokettiert mit einem Job im Finanzministerium.
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Comparing the EU with a push-me-pull-you beast, political risk consultant Dr. John Hulsman predicts that the union should either go for further substantial integration and unification, or cease to exist as a geopolitical entity.
Interview on rt.com
One tired conversation that dominates most European institutions and forums threatens to become a fatal liability - distancing the EU from its partners across the Atlantic and among the new capitals that influence global decision-making in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It is Europe`s Don Quixote-like quest for `common global values.`
The search for this faux Holy Grail is preventing the global community from discovering vital common ground on the key issues that the emerging multipolar world is confronted with. Whatever be the issue, spending time trying to find the fool`s gold of universal values gets in the way of cutting the interest-based deals that will actually make this new world work.
With Brian Lamb, Q and A, C-SPAN, March 8, 2011
Interview on C-SpanVideo.org
Lawrence of Arabia is best remembered for the Oscar-winning film about his life. But there is a different T.E. Lawrence, as much a thinker as a warrior, a man who applied his unique experiences and extensive knowledge of the Arab world to a radically different political vision for nation building in the Middle East that holds many lessons for today.
America today faces a world more complicated than ever before, but both political parties have failed to envision a foreign policy that addresses our greatest threats. As a result, the United States risks lurching from crisis to crisis. The Bush administration's foreign policy strategy is bankrupt, but the Democrats are not providing any real alternatives.
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