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 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.


Taking the strategic intelligence model to Moscow
3 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: international affairs, strategic intelligence, Stratfor
Strategic forecasting and analysis depends on things hidden in clear sight.


The Islamic State reshapes the Middle East
26 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islamic State, Middle East, terrorism, Turkey
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 |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy
Gridlock on the domestic front often leads to rash decisions abroad.


What the fall of the Wall did not change
12 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Berlin Wall, freedom
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 |  
tags: Barack Obama, foreign policy, Henry Kissinger
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 |  
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.


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