Home Authors Posts by George Friedman

George Friedman

George Friedman
81 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs and the founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures. Dr. Friedman is a New York Times bestselling author and his most popular book, The Next 100 Years, is kept alive by the prescience of its predictions. Other best-selling books include Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, The Next Decade, America’s Secret War, The Future of War and The Intelligence Edge. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Dr. Friedman has briefed numerous military and government organizations in the United States and overseas and appears regularly as an expert on international affairs, foreign policy and intelligence in major media. For almost 20 years before resigning in May 2015, Dr. Friedman was CEO and then chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996. Friedman received his bachelor’s degree from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a doctorate in government from Cornell University.

Response to Comments: On Leadership and Necessity

I’ve now shared three fragments of my next book on geopolitics with GPF readers. One on philosophy and geopolitics, one on historical determinism and one outlining a new geopolitical model for the current global system. The first intrigued readers and the third left you cold. But the second raised hackles, so it’s the second I […]

Alliances Shift as the Syrian War Winds Down

The countries that aligned to help protect Assad may be reconsidering their allegiances.

Toward a New Geopolitical Model

Note: I have received a staggering number of comments from readers on the first two installments in this series. As most of you know, we at GPF try to answer all of the emails we get from our readers. In this case, that hasn’t been possible. So instead, I will devote next week’s installment to […]

After Hanoi: North Korea, the US and Japan

As the United States alters its strategy, the others will follow suit.

Geopolitics and Necessity

I began this series with thoughts on Athens and Jerusalem not only because they were the roots of Christianity and Western civilization but because they both encountered Persia, in different ways and toward different ends. This leads me to the question: What determines the fates of nations and cities? In part, it is the question […]

Putin, Khrushchev and the Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Putin has invoked the crisis to revive the perception of Russia as a superpower.

Athens and Jerusalem

On geopolitics and the intellectual tradition.

The US, Germany and the Strategic Divide in Europe

The NATO divide is not just a trans-Atlantic split but a European one as well.

The Fall of the Shah: 40 Years Later

The lessons learned through the collapse of his regime remain with us today.

The Instability of Britain

Brexit is less important than the increasing fragility of Britain and the British Isles.

Dissenting Opinions: On an Intervention in Venezuela

George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro offer different perspectives on a potential intervention.

The Russian Crisis

Vladimir Putin failed to keep his promise to create a modern economy. Now he has to pay the price.