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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.

Germany and Russia: The Long Dance

Perhaps this time is different.

Turkey in the Long Run

The crisis is part of a systemic problem that rapidly emerging powers frequently encounter.

Six Weeks in 2008 and the Forging of the Present

In the span of 40 days, the post-Cold War optimism was crushed.

An American Perspective of US-German Relations

If Germany wants the strategic partnership to continue, it must become a strategic partner.

Thinking About the Trump-Putin Meeting

The American president was not restrained by his advisers, but domestic politics imposes its own limits.

Imagining the Trump-Putin Talks

To get what he wants, Trump needs to come up with a radical strategy.

The Trump Doctrine

All presidential doctrines represent a consistent end imposed by necessity.

Poland and Ukraine’s Battle Over the Past

The current tensions won’t change the fact that Poland needs Ukraine as an ally.