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George Friedman

George Friedman
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.

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.

The Real Issue Behind the Border Wall Debate

For the United States, immigration has always been a necessity and an agony.

From Doom to Doom: Population Explosions and Declines

As population growth booms and slows, the only constant is panic.

Apple and the Technology Cycle

The next society-changing innovation won’t be driven by the microchip.

What Has Happened to Us

The global system that many fear is dying is already dead. The new one has yet to emerge.

Brexit: How We Got Here

The referendum happened over two years ago, but there’s still debate over how to implement the result.

Making Sense of the Kerch Strait Crisis

Russia needs a lever to negotiate an end to sanctions, and the Kerch Strait could be just the ticket.

What 1979 Can Tell Us About Iran Today

History never repeats itself exactly. Or does it?

The Brilliant and the Absurd in Vienna

A geopolitical journey into the city that was once the intellectual and cultural center of Europe.

Israel’s Strategic Reality

The current fighting in Gaza is part of years of sporadic conflict, but there’s more to it than that.