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George Friedman

George Friedman is chief executive officer of Stratfor, the world’s leading online publisher of geopolitical intelligence. He is a widely recognized international affairs expert and author of numerous books, including The Next 100 Years (Doubleday, 2009), America’s Secret War (Doubleday, 2005), and The Future of War (Crown, 1996).



Dangers for export giants Germany and China
22 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, geopolitics, Germany
Around the globe, many fear a major readjustment of politics and economies.


The implications of a “yes” vote for Scotland’s independence
17 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: nation-state, nationalism, Scotland, Stratfor
Does separation foreshadow the break-up of the nation-state model?


The virtue of subtlety: a U.S. strategy against the Islamic State
10 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Stratfor, US foreign policy
The American strategy in the Middle East is fixed: allow powers in the region to balance against each other. When that fails, intervene.


Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea strategy
4 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Stratfor, Ukraine
It is essential for the US to think in terms of a coherent center of gravity of operations.


Iraq and Syria follow Lebanon’s precedent
28 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Middle East, Stratfor, Syria
A strong case can be made that the nation states created a century ago in the Middle East are now defunct.


Europe’s malaise: the new normal?
20 Aug 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Europe, European Union, Stratfor
Europe has been mired in an economic crisis of slow growth and high unemployment for half a decade now.


A war which can have no outcome
30 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Palestine
Neither Israel nor Hamas believes that this will bring an end to their conflict.


Can Putin survive?
23 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
Russia's strongman is far from finished, but events in Ukraine have weakened his position.


Reflections on an unforgiving day
18 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Israel, Palestine, Russia, Stratfor, Ukraine
What links the twin tragedies of a downed plane over the Ukraine and Israel's invasion of Gaza?


Gaza situation report
14 Jul 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, Hamas, Israel, Palestine
Hamas and Israel are playing a deadly game with no clear outcome.


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