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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).



The ‘Grexit’ dilemma shows the weakness of free trade
22 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union, Eurozone, free trade, Germany, Greece
The Sturm und Drang over Greece's debt and the future of the Euro misses the point.


Coming to terms with the American empire
15 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: empires, Stratfor, United States
The United States became an empire almost absent-mindedly. But now it cannot shrug off its responsibilties.


The Middle Eastern balance of power matures
1 Apr 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: balance of power, Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
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 |  
tags: 2016 elections, electoral reform, primary elections, USA
The ferment of constant change, reform and renewal is both a virtue and vice of the US system.


That speech
4 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel
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 |  
tags: Europe, Stratfor
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 |  
tags: European Union
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 |  
tags: Charlie Hebdo, France, Islam, Islamic extremism
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 |  
tags: 2014, Stratfor
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 |  
tags: foreign affairs, foreign policy, Russia, Ukraine, United States
The strength of the Russian people is that they can endure suffering that would break other nations.


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