John Sitilides

Geopolitical Strategist and diplomacy consultant to the U.S. Department of State

John Sitilides serves organisations who have a continual demand for high-stakes geopolitical intelligence and insights.

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John Sitilides's 2022 biography

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.

His domestic client portfolio includes industry leaders in real estate development, home construction and agribusiness, along with aviation and emerging technology companies, with a specialization in environmental regulatory reform and private property rights protection. He launched his career as a communications and legislative aide in the U.S. Senate and on a series of successful political campaigns.

Under a U.S. government contract since 2006, Sitilides is the Southern Europe Regional Coordinator at the Foreign Service Institute, the State Department’s professional development and diplomacy academy for American foreign policy professionals. He was Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project from 2005-2011, following seven years as Executive Director of the Western Policy Center, an international relations institute specializing in U.S., NATO and EU interests in southeastern Europe and the Middle East, until he negotiated its 2004 merger with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

He has testified before Congress and is a frequent national security commentator on U.S. and international media such as Bloomberg News, CNN, FOX News, and CNN International. He is also interviewed on Chinese, Russian, German, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Israeli, and Arab television as well as having been interviewed and cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Politico, National Public Radio, Euromoney, Asia Times, Institutional Investor, South China Morning Post and other leading print and digital media.

Sitilides serves on the Board of Directors of 3doo, Inc, a VR360 media technology company, and on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of Leadership 100, a national Orthodox Christian foundation. He served on the Board of Directors of Biovest, developing personalized cancer immunotherapies; the Board of Directors of International Orthodox Christian Charities, a global humanitarian organization; and the Board of Governors of the Advanced Imaging Society, promoting the global motion picture industry’s arts and technologies.

He is a member of the Association of International Risk Intelligence Professionals, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the Columbia University Club of Washington, D.C., and the Association of Former Senate Aides. Sitilides holds a Master’s Degree in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University. He lives in McLean, VA with his wife, who is an attorney and businesswoman, and their four teenage sons.

John Sitilides's 2022 talks & topics

Worldview 2030: Geopolitical risk and global strategies in the decade ahead

A deep examination of the strategic disengagement of the U.S. and Chinese economies, especially the increasing shift of global supply chains out of China, as well as the escalated tensions between the U.S. and Iran that can suddenly disrupt equity markets and world energy supplies.

This presentation includes up-to-the-minute geopolitical intelligence into the launch of “phase two” U.S.-China trade talks, with focus on:

  • Global 5G technology competition
  • The widening scope of multiple Middle Eastern conflicts and energy rivalries
  • More nuclear weapon threats from North Korea against Japan, South Korea and North America
  • European post-Brexit strategies for Germany’s slowing economy, Russian political disruption, and African mass migration
  • – The emergence of India on the Asian and global industrial stage
  • Social and political turmoil throughout Latin America
  • The potential transformation of many African economies into the world’s next factory floor
    This speech can be customized to incorporate powerful insights into how these multiple global developments impact – and will be impacted by – the U.S. presidential campaigns through the end of the year- including updated insights into Electoral College strategies, more detailed understanding of accurate election forecasting, and potential outcomes for international relations beginning 2021 with President Trump’s re-election or a Democratic victory.

American identity on the global stage

America plays a significant yet complex role in the world, one that is often misunderstood by America’s citizens, allies and adversaries.

The origins of the American character date back to the selfless individualism of our Founding Fathers and later pioneers, who laid the foundation for what it means today to be an American. Such selfless individualism, reinforced by a legacy of immigrants who left behind the familiarity of the old world for an unfamiliar new world, is at the root of the American strategy to advance the common good.

America is positioned to remain the single most influential country in the world for the next several decades; sustaining that leadership role in the international arena requires a unified American culture dedicated to such a noble purpose, as well the economic prosperity needed to sustain the necessary diplomatic and military resources.

Washington and the World: The New Geopolitics of Great Power Competition

Simplifies these complex geopolitical risk trends, developments, and the endless cascade of news and information that often overwhelms corporate planning and investment management, to concisely deliver the most valuable knowledge and information to audiences across the industrial, financial, technological, and commercial event spectrum.

I also continue to serve as Southern Europe Regional Coordinator under contract to the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, the diplomacy academy for American foreign policy professionals where I organize and direct professional development training programs since 2006.

Washington and the World: The New Geopolitics of Great Power Rivalry

Geopolitics, Geo-Economics, and Great Power Threats to Global Supply Chains

The Big Picture: A Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Outlook

China, Russia, and America: Geopolitics & Geo-Economics in the Decade Ahead

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