Decoding Global Politics: My Journey

I spent years as an open-source intelligence analyst, trying to understand events in various parts of the world and writing reports for decision makers so they could act on my analysis.

I learned why nations do what they do - and that there is always more than meets the eye. International relations are not governed by laws, but by a balance of power that encompasses complex factions and interests. Understanding what each country or entity wants and what they are able to do to get it is the key to decoding and predicting diplomatic moves and military maneuvers.

I wouldn't say that I always got everything right, but with time, I started to see more patterns, understand what the true motivations of each country were and how they changed based on both internal and external power dynamics. After a while I started developing a sort of muscle memory when it comes to decoding signals that are hiding in plain sight. And the more I saw the big picture, and the more time I spent studying and analyzing global developments, the more I realized how wrong and superficial mainstream media is.

Are they biased and have agendas? Of course. Who isn't biased? Who doesn't have an agenda? But the problem is deeper. Most people who write articles commenting and trying to analyze global events have absolutely no clue what they are talking about. They focus on buzzwords and idealistic concepts like democracy, governance, human rights, and international law. They believe that we live in a rule-based order. In other words, they are naïve - or malicious. They are journalists, academics, and even politicians. Long story short, relying on them as an authority to understand how the world is evolving is a waste of time.

In any event, after I left my analyst job, I worked as a freelance consultant for some investment funds that have an interest in understanding the geopolitical landscape in some regions. The pay was good but the work was dull. I wasn't stimulated. I wanted to do what I am really passionate about and most importantly good at - decoding developments at a global scale.

A few months ago, I decided that I would start a newsletter about geopolitics, but I did not have a precise game plan. I didn't know if I could do this fulltime. I started writing my thoughts on the most recent international news. And I have to say, I did not expect this kind of traction. Now, it wasn't anything crazy, but it was exciting enough to make me want to do this fulltime. I loved writing about geopolitics and sharing my thoughts with the world, and to a degree offer an alternative to mainstream media.

After jumping from one platform to the other, I made the decision to gradually make this my full time job. For the time being, I publish one deep-dive a week but I am planning to make it 2-3 times a week once I have enough readers to support myself. I refuse to sell ad space because I don't want any corporations dictating what I can and cannot write - I would rather answer to my readers and provide them a viable alternative to the outlets that exist today.

I am not particularly good at selling or marketing, but this is my pitch: I love what I do and hopefully I am as good at it as I think I am. I want to do this fulltime, and I want people to have access to a reliable source of analysis - a source that doesn't treat them like children by force-feeding them shallow and quite frankly absurd narratives. If this is something that interests you, I invite you to sign up for a free trial. This will allow you to view the previous deep dives that I published and receive the weekly piece for 4 weeks. If you find value in what you read, then this is a win-win. If you don't, you can cancel at anytime without paying a single dime. I hope you will find my thoughts insightful.