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).
The Middle Eastern balance of power matures
1 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |
The US is taking a back seat and allowing regional powers to slug it out.
The paradox of America’s electoral reform
11 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |
The ferment of constant change, reform and renewal is both a virtue and vice of the US system.
4 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |
The real issue is the reconfiguration of a region the United States cannot subdue and cannot leave.
The new drivers of Europe’s geopolitics
29 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |
The question about Europe now is not whether it can retain its current form, but how radically that form will change.
Is European unity built on sand?
21 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |
The EU promised perpetual peace and perpetual prosperity but failed to deliver. What comes next?
Paris attack underscores a deeper malaise
8 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |
Ultimately, this is an intra-Muslim struggle for control wrapped in a debate over what it means to be a Muslim.
The top 5 events of 2014
31 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |
It was another year in a long tale of human triumph and misery, worse than some, better than others.
Inside the Russian bear
17 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |
The strength of the Russian people is that they can endure suffering that would break other nations.
Taking the strategic intelligence model to Moscow
3 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |
Strategic forecasting and analysis depends on things hidden in clear sight.
The Islamic State reshapes the Middle East
26 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |
Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US have all been deeply affected by the success of the terrorists.
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