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 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.
Foreign policy, the solace of failed presidents
19 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |
Gridlock on the domestic front often leads to rash decisions abroad.
What the fall of the Wall did not change
12 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |
It is difficult to remember how seductive Marxism was and how frightening Soviet power was.
Principle, rigor and execution matter in US foreign policy
29 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |
Not since the end of the Cold War has the US had a president with a deep understanding of history.
Dangers for export giants Germany and China
22 Oct 2014 | FEATURES |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Europe has been mired in an economic crisis of slow growth and high unemployment for half a decade now.
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