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Mar. 22, 2017 The Huffington Post – Notes From Europe’s Periphery
The European Union tried to envelop the periphery and the core into one structure. In theory, it was to be a union of equals, but increasingly it has become a periphery rotating around a core, writes George Friedman.

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Mar. 22, 2017 Equities – Why China’s Miraculous Economic Growth Has Come to an End…
“Sustained double-digit economic growth is only possible when you begin with a wrecked economy.” – George Friedman


Mar. 21, 2017 The Trumpet – Trump Administration Attacks Free Trade at G-20 Meeting
As George Friedman wrote: The U.S. indicated that it would not sign the G-20 agreement if it contained wording on free trade. While there is much discussion on U.S. decline, the country still produces about 25 percent of the world’s gdp [gross domestic product], which is a huge amount. Therefore, any document on global economics that does not contain an American signature is irrelevant.

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Mar. 20, 2017 Bloomberg Surveillance – Surveillance: Virginia’s McAuliffe Criticizes Trump’s First Month
George Friedman, founder of Geopolitical Futures, on President Trump’s first 100 days in office: He ran on a program of overthrowing the norms of Washington. He has.

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Mar. 17, 2017 Real Clear World – The Dutch Elections and the Looming Crisis
Recent elections should be a mark of how greatly the Netherlands – and Euro-American civilization – has changed, and an indication that this change is not temporary. – George Friedman

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Mar. 16, 2017 Real Clear World – The Deep State

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Mar. 15, 2017 The Huffington Post – The Deep State Is A Very Real Thing
This entity is called the civil service, and it was created to limit the power of the president, writes George Friedman.

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Mar. 13, 2017 Boston Herald – U.S. military weighs options
The U.S. ramp-up is a test to determine if ISIS stands its ground. – George Friedman

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Mar. 10, 2017 Market Watch – China’s economic miracle is over
Export-driven economy isn’t as strong as government claims – George Friedman

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Mar. 9, 2017 Real Clear World – A Busy Day in Geopolitics
Kamran Bokhari: There will be many days that are, geopolitically speaking, rather quiet. Yesterday was not one of them.

Mar. 9, 2017 Emerging Europe – THE STALLED CONFLICT IN UKRAINE WILL BE FORMALISED
Both sides — the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists — accuse each other of starting the most recent fighting. To understand why this is happening now, it is first necessary to understand what is happening and then to take a step back and to understand the strategic position of each of the major players, writes Antonia Colibasanu.

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Mar. 7, 2017 Real Clear World – China’s Economy Continues to Decline
Sustained double-digit economic growth is possible when you begin with a wrecked economy. But China’s economic miracle, like that of Japan before it, is over. – George Friedman

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Mar. 6, 2017 The Huffington Post – Here’s why nations go to war over water
“Access to and control over water is a strategic imperative for all countries. As such, it has been a source of conflict throughout history.” – George Friedman and Allison Fedirka, for Mauldin Economics

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Mar. 5, 2017 Real Clear World – The U.S., Turkey, and the Kurds
Washington and Ankara appear to be reaching a resolution on their long-standing conflict over the Syrian Kurds. – Eric Czuleger

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Mar. 1, 2017 Real Clear World – Nationalism and Liberal Democracy
George Friedman explains how nationalism – however distorted it might become – is the root of liberal democracy, not only historically, but also morally. The two concepts are intellectually inseparable.

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Feb. 28, 2017 The Huffington Post – The War Between the President and the Press
A war has broken out between the president and the press, writes George Friedman.

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Feb. 28, 2017 Real Clear World – A Significant Iranian Military Exercise
“The main adversary that Iran is planning for in these exercises is not the United States, nor is it Iraq. It is Saudi Arabia.” – Jacob L. Shapiro

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Feb. 26, 2016 Forbes – 3 Changes NATO Must Make To Remain A True Alliance

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Feb. 24, 2016 Forbes – 4 Warning Signs Of Instability In Russia
George Friedman: Geopolitical Futures forecasted that 2017 will be “an inflection point in the long-term destabilization of Russia.”

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Feb. 24, 2017 Bloomberg Surveillance – Surveillance: Virginia’s McAuliffe Criticizes Trump’s First Month
Radio Interview: George Friedman, founder of Geopolitical Futures, says Trump is playing cleanup on immigration enforcement from Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton.

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Feb. 23, 2017 Euractiv – NATO, the Middle East and Eastern Europe
George Friedman examines the real issues facing NATO, following the Munich Security Conference.

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Feb. 22, 2017 Real Clear World – NATO, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe
George Friedman examines the real issues facing NATO, following the Munich Security Conference.

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Feb. 21, 2017 The Huffington Post – Turkey and the United States Groping to Accommodation
Despite past differences, Turkey and the U.S. are getting closer, writes George Friedman.


Feb. 20, 2017 The Trumpet – Germany’s Identity Crisis Leading to the Rise of the Far Right
“‘In Berlin at least, the German political system has shattered,’ observed George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures following the Berlin election.”

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Feb. 17, 2017 Market Watch – Putin may be watching his brilliant American plan go ‘poof’
“If the Russians were doing anything, they were jerking the American chain with the hope of creating a domestic crisis, something which the Americans excel at.” – George Friedman turns from Michael Flynn to the Russians

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Feb. 15, 2017 CNBC – Trump has kept a lot of his campaign promises, but not one very big one
“‘…either Trump can’t label China a currency manipulator, or doesn’t want to,’ said Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis at Geopolitical Futures…”

Feb. 15, 2017 The Market Oracle – Iran’s Strengthening Economy Is A Threat To The US—Not Nukes
Senior Analyst Kamran Bokhari, writing for Mauldin Economics.

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Feb. 14, 2017 The Huffington Post – US Strategies in the Middle East
George Friedman on new sanctions and President Donald Trump’s plans to crush IS

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Feb. 14, 2017 Saudi Gazette – Unprecedented levels of opportunities, risks
“Delivering his address themed ‘The Next 100 Years: Exploring Scenarios for Government’ on Day 2 of the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai, Dr Friedman said that the events of 2008 leading to the financial crisis of Europe and the Russian attack on Georgia started the end of the current era.”

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Feb. 14, 2017 Real Clear World – The Flynn Drama
George Friedman on Michael Flynn’s – “we still do not have clarity over precisely what happened.”

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Feb. 14, 2017 Newstalk – Japan’s precarious comeback trail
“Far more positive in the long term is Geopolitical Futures, which predicted this month that Japan will emerge as East Asia’s economic superpower over the next quarter of a century, leading China by 2040.”

Feb. 13, 2017 Sky News Arabia – Dialogue with the author of The Next 100 Years
Interview with George Friedman at the 2017 World Government Summit.

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Feb. 13, 2017 Equities – Can Japan Become More Powerful Than China?
“By 2040, Japan will rise as East Asia’s leading power. This is one of our most controversial forecasts at Geopolitical Futures.” – George Friedman

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Feb. 13, 2017 World Government Summit – International relations to change as countries are forced to look inward
“The nature of world relations was bound to go into reverse, as technocratic multi-lateral institutions have started failing at solving the world’s problems, according to Dr George Friedman, geopolitical forecaster, who was speaking during Day Two of the World Government Summit 2017.”

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Feb. 10, 2017 Value Walk – Tension Between Italy, Germany, And The EU Is Growing
“Understanding how you gain power is key to assessing if change is possible” – Senior Analyst Antonia Colibasanu, writing for Mauldin Economics.

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Feb. 9, 2017 Business Insider – Things are starting to unravel in Europe
Senior Analyst Antonia Colibasanu, writing for Mauldin Economics.

Feb. 9, 2016 Economic Forum – Ukraine, Russia and Recent Fighting
What do flare-ups in eastern Ukraine tell us about the conflict? Senior Analyst Antonia Colibasanu takes a step back to understand the strategic position of each of the major players.

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Feb. 9, 2017 Real Clear World – Trump’s Conventional Foreign Policy
“Hostile phones calls and threatening tweets do not a foreign policy make, so the strange call to the Australian prime minister probably doesn’t indicate policy change.” – George Friedman writes on what many have overlooked

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Feb. 8, 2016 Forbes – The Leading Power In East Asia Will Be Japan — Not China
George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures: Comparing Japan’s & China’s economies reveals how Japan will emerge as dominant power.

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Feb. 7, 2017 The Huffington Post – Immigration Chaos
“As long as illegal immigration is permitted, the foundations of American culture are at risk.” – George Friedman

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Feb. 3, 2017 Real Clear World – The Importance of Australia to the United States
Personalities aside, Australia and the United States need each other. Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro dispels fake news and gets down to the deeper geopolitical context of this relationship.

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Feb. 2, 2017 Real Clear World – Poland Takes On Russia
“For Poland, geopolitics is an existential issue, with its national strategy pivoting around a single goal: preserving national identity and independence,” writes Antonia Colibasanu.

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Feb. 1, 2017 Euractiv – Kazakhstan changing to secure continuity
“Kazakhstan and the wider region of Central Asia are at the cusp of significant change, albeit largely unrecognized by the rest of the world,” explains Senior Analyst Kamran Bokhari.

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Feb. 1, 2017 The Huffington Post – The Utility of Torture
Is torture really an effective tool? George Friedman explains that the answer is not so simple, but in many cases, there are better ways to get intelligence.

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Jan. 30, 2017 BNN – Mosque shootings signals arrival of extreme-right in Canada: Geopolitical analyst
The Quebec City mosque shooting signals arrival of extreme-right in Canada: Geopolitical Futures Senior Analyst Kamran Bokhari

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Jan. 28, 2017 The New York Times – The Questions That Could Reshape a Worried Europe in 2017
“’The current developments do not bode well and point to the possibility of repeating the Greece disaster on a much larger scale,’ Geopolitical Futures, a forecasting firm, said…”

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Jan. 27, 2017 CNBC – China will likely withstand the shock of a trade war better than the US will
“‘If there is a full-fledged trade war, China is going to get hurt disproportionately to the U.S.,’ said Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis at Geopolitical Futures…”

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Jan. 24, 2017 Real Clear World – These 4 Maps Show the Geopolitical Hotspots of 2017
George Friedman and Jacob Shapiro, writing for Mauldin Economics

Jan. 24, 2017 interest.co.nz – George Friedman points out new US President Donald Trump faces a battle to implement his agenda due to his low approval ratings & the potential use of filibusters
George Friedman: Presidents don’t stop promising, but the promises become more hollow over time if they are not matched by some degree of achievement.

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Jan. 24, 2017 The Huffington Post – NATO and the United States
George Friedman: Many in the United States have raised questions about Europe’s commitment to NATO and to its relationship with the U.S. Many Europeans also have made the observation that the EU is failing. What Trump has done is simply bring into the open the question of Europe’s relationship with the U.S.

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Jan. 23, 2017 Real Clear World – Something’s Got to Give in Venezuela
The government will reach a breaking point this year, writes Senior Analyst Allison Fedirka.

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Jan. 20, 2017 Real Clear World – Donald Trump Has a Coherent, Radical Foreign Policy Doctrine
George Friedman, chairman of Geopolitical Futures, in a special RCW series on America’s role in the world during the Trump administration.

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Jan. 19, 2017 Newsmax – The US Is Headed to a Pivotal Socio-Economic Crisis
“About ten years before a crisis, new socio-economic problems emerge. Trump’s election does not mean a crisis. But it does foresee the arrival of one in the 2020s,” explain George Friedman and Allison Fedirka.

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Jan. 18, 2017 BNN – Rising nationalism expected to drive international system in 2017
George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, tells BNN why he thinks rising nationalism is a byproduct of the 2008 financial crisis and how it will characterize the international system in 2017.

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Jan. 17, 2017 The Huffington Post – Why The Russians Likely Have No Control Over Donald Trump
“The idea that Russian intelligence might have information with which to blackmail the American president has to be examined with care,” writes George Friedman.

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Jan. 16, 2017 Business Insider – Italy will be the next big problem in Europe
Cheyenne Ligon and Allison Fedirka, writing for Mauldin Economics.

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Jan. 16, 2017 Market Watch – Unrest could grip Germany in 2017 and U.S. investors could suffer fallout
George Friedman on how weaker German exports will hurt Europe and emerging markets.

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Jan. 13, 2017 Real Clear World – Will AI Solve the Global Demographic Problem?
Antonia Colibasanu: Advanced industrialized countries have declining populations and need a way to maintain productivity.

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Jan. 13, 2017 Value Walk – Italy, Germany, And The EU Are On The Brink Of A Conflict
Cheyenne Ligon and Allison Fedirka, writing for Mauldin Economics.

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Jan. 11, 2017 Euractiv – Thinking about propaganda
Propaganda speaks the language of reason, even when its goal is to mislead, writes Jacob L. Shapiro.

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Jan. 11, 2017 Newsmax – Italy, Germany, And The EU Are On The Brink Of A Conflict
Cheyenne Ligon and Allison Fedirka, writing for Mauldin Economics.

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Jan. 10, 2017 The Huffington Post – The CIA, Russia and the American Election
George Friedman: The release of the CIA report may raise more questions than it answers.

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Jan. 10, 2017 Equities – This is Europe’s Core Problem
“The European Union’s founders envisioned an ‘ever-closer union’ that gradually eliminated national distinctions. It didn’t happen, and geopolitical expert George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures says the opposite is now taking shape. ‘Europe’ doesn’t really exist in any meaningful way.”

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Jan. 9, 2017 Real Clear World – The CIA, Russia and the American Election
George Friedman: The release of the CIA report may raise more questions than it answers.

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Jan. 5, 2017 Business Insider – The days of the European Union are already over
Geopolitical expert George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures says “Europe” doesn’t really exist in any meaningful way.

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Jan. 4, 2017 The Huffington Post – Thinking About a U.S.-China War
George Friedman: A rough scenario explains why China will not invade Taiwan anytime soon.

Jan. 4, 2017 The Market Oracle – Here’s the Real Oil Price Russia Needs to Break Even
Jacob Shapiro: We published our 2017 forecast earlier this week. One of our predictions is that Russia is in for a difficult year economically. This is because Russia’s economy depends significantly on oil.

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Jan. 4, 2017 Newsmax – Low Oil Prices Will Make Russia More Aggressive in 2017
“The Russian people are starting to feel the effects of prolonged low oil prices,” writes George Friedman.

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Jan. 3, 2017 CNBC – ‘Pax Americana’ is over, and that could mean a much more turbulent world: Ian Bremmer
George Friedman, chairman of the online publication Geopolitical Futures, sees the need for change to a U.S.-led global framework, and more discriminate pursuit of trade policies.

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Jan. 3, 2017 Real Clear World – Thinking About a U.S.-China War

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Jan. 3, 2017 Market Watch – Russia isn’t as strong as Putin would have you believe
George Friedman on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union: Russia must be led by a magician who can make small things appear large. It isn’t a place for a man of deep beliefs.

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Jan. 2, 2017 Epoch Times – How the US Could Win a Trade War With China
“According to a report by research firm Geopolitical Futures (GPF), the United States would suffer some damage in a trade war, but would come out on top in the end.
‘China would feel the impact of U.S. protectionist measures more than the U.S. would feel any economic retaliation China has at its disposal,’ the report states.”

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Jan. 2, 2017 Yeni Şafak – Turkey will become a superpower: George Friedman
“Geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs predicts that Turkey will soon emerge as a superpower”

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Dec. 29, 2016 Forbes – There’s No Such Thing As Europe Anymore
“The European Union’s founders envisioned an ‘ever-closer union’ that gradually eliminated national distinctions. It didn’t happen, and geopolitical expert George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures says the opposite is now taking shape. ‘Europe’ doesn’t really exist in any meaningful way.”

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Dec. 29, 2016 Business Insider – Putin will get more aggressive if oil prices stay low
George Friedman, writing for Mauldin Economics

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Dec. 28, 2016 The Huffington Post – The Soviet Union And Russia: Tragedy And Farce

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Dec. 28, 2016 Business Insider – Here’s where oil needs to be for Russia to break even
Jacob L. Shapiro, writing for Mauldin Economics

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Dec. 27, 2016 Real Clear World – A Meaningless UN Security Council Resolution
George Friedman on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: “nothing that happened at the U.N. will change anyone’s mind.”

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Dec. 26, 2016 Real Clear World – Poland’s Rising Leadership Position
Considering Poland’s relatively small economy, which gives it more room to maneuver, the decline in German exports could become an opportunity for Poland to maintain and increase its export competitiveness. – Antonia Colibasanu

Dec. 25, 2016 The Market Oracle – Greece’s Debt Problem Has Reached a Dangerous Point
By Allison Fedirka: Before the Italian banking crisis and referendum, before Brexit… there was Greece.

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Dec. 23, 2016 Newsmax – Greece’s Debt Problem Has Reached a Dangerous Point
“Before the Italian banking crisis and referendum, before Brexit… there was Greece,” writes Senior Analyst Allison Fedirka.

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Dec. 22, 2016 Bloomberg Surveillance – Surveillance: Forecasts Have to Be Nimble With Trump’s Unknowns
Radio Interview: George Friedman, founder of Geopolitical Futures, says the first flashpoint that Trump will have to deal with is the Middle East.

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Dec. 21, 2016 Real Clear World – In Defense of Nationalism
“The concept of nationalism in the modern world remains largely misunderstood,” writes Dir. of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro.

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Dec. 21, 2016 The Huffington Post – Get Real About the Power of U.S. Adversaries
“The U.S. should focus on real power and not fall for bluffs,” explains George Friedman.

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Dec. 20, 2016 Real Clear World – Get Real About the Power of U.S. Adversaries

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Dec. 19, 2016 Real Clear World – ARCHIVES: Why Russian-Turkish Hostility Makes Sense
George Friedman: The charges and counter-charges are less important than the fact that they have become routine.

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Dec. 16, 2016 Real Clear World – Trump’s Dilemma
George Friedman: Many presidents present themselves as transformative, but few are.”

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Dec. 16, 2016 Newstalk ZB – Jacob Shapiro: No hope for peace soon in Syria
“Aleppo will eventually calm down, and the fighting will move somewhere else, and we’ll be talking about the next humanitarian catastrophe,” writes Jacob L. Shapiro.

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Dec. 14, 2016 Business Insider – 2 maps that explain the US’ economic advantage over Russia
Jacob L. Shapiro, writing for Mauldin Economics

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Dec. 13, 2016 The Huffington Post – Obama’s Deep Dive Into Putin’s Intent
George Friedman: Was Russia meddling in U.S. elections, or is it just politics?

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Dec. 13, 2016 Newsmax – Trump Got an Edge Over China With a Single Phone Call
“By making the call Trump signaled to China that he is prepared to act unilaterally if the Chinese are not prepared to renegotiate the relationship, and everything is on the table.” – George Friedman

Dec. 13, 2016 The Market Oracle – Trump Got an Edge over China with a Single Phone Call

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Dec. 8, 2016 Real Clear World – Trump’s Mad Dog
George Friedman on Trump’s selection for Secretary of Defense, and how it has become rare for top military officers to stand up to their civilian leaders.

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Dec. 8, 2016 Real Clear World – The Kurds: Not Quite a Nation
Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro: The media likes to repeat the line that the Kurds are the world’s largest stateless nation, but this is an overly simplistic way of looking at such a diverse group of people across vast geographic regions.

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Dec. 7, 2016 Real Clear World – Fake News Did Not Influence the U.S. Election
It’s no longer a matter of politics but of geopolitics, writes George Friedman on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

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Dec. 6, 2016 Real Clear World – Putting China on the Defensive

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Dec. 5, 2016 Brietbart – Left Pretends Trump Inheriting Strong Obama Economy
George Friedman, founder of Geopolitical Futures. commented after the election that it was the disbelief that Trump, as an amateur populist, could even compete, is the “reason Hillary Clinton lost.”

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Dec. 4, 2016 Brietbart – Saudi Arabia’s Social Stability to Fall Apart
Geopolitical Futures’ Chairman George Friedman: only a matter of time before “Riyadh’s unique social stability comes apart.”

Dec. 2, 2016 Currency Fair – Your Black Swan Plan: How to Limit the Impact of World Events on Your Nest Egg
GPF Chairman George Friedman: there’s “…a shift in the pattern of saving.”

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Nov. 29, 2016 Real Clear World – A Tale of Two Economies: Russia and the U.S.
Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro explains why our daily Watch List recently has sharply focused on regional economic problems in Russia.

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Nov. 26, 2016 Real Clear World – Angela Merkel Battles History
“As Angela Merkel stands for re-election in Germany, she must grapple with a rising tide of nationalism,” writes Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro

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Nov. 22, 2016 Real Clear World – Russia, the U.S., and Donald Trump
Intent is clearer than many might think, says George Friedman

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Nov. 17, 2016 Real Clear World – Come the Revolution
Winning the war leads to the inevitable problem of running the country, writes George Friedman.

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Nov. 17, 2016 The Huffington Post – The Founding Fathers Never Intended To Create A Direct Democracy
The U.S. electoral college has attracted criticism, but the system was designed to hold the country together, writes George Friedman.

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Nov. 15, 2016 Real Clear World – Campaigning in Eastern Europe’s Borderlands
While elections are mostly about socio-economic policies, in the Eastern European borderlands, campaigning is also about geopolitics, explains Senior Analyst Antonia Colibasanu.

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Nov. 10, 2016 Real Clear World – President-Elect Donald Trump
George Friedman: Trump’s victory proves he – and the class of voters who elected him – cannot be overlooked.

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Nov. 9, 2016 Real Clear World – Retaking Raqqa?
Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro for Real Clear World: Tough talk on a new offensive to take back the Islamic State’s de facto capital.

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Nov. 9, 2016 BNN – Trump’s victory part of wider global trend and rise of nationalism: Geopolitical expert
George Friedman, founder of Geopolitical Futures and Stratfor joins BNN to talk about what Trump’s victory means for geopolitics.

Nov. 9, 2016 Investment Magazine – Trump victory turns ASFA crowd skittish
“US-based Geopolitical forecaster and author Dr George Friedman said the Trump phenomena was similar to Brexit, in that political and industry leaders had failed to understand deep levels of dissatisfaction within their communities.”

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Nov. 8, 2016 Newsmax – Neither Candidate Has the Character to Govern the US

Nov. 8, 2016 Citizen Oracle – Russia vs USA War Scenario: Hillary Clinton’s Antagonism Towards Russia Will Spur Nuclear War?
The tension between Russia vs USA is likely to escalate in 2017, according to Jacob Shapiro, Director of Analysis for Geopolitical Futures. He added that, no matter who wins the presidential election, it is unlikely that tension between the US and Russia are going to ease up.

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Nov. 8, 2016 Value Walk – Neither Candidate Has The Character To Govern The US
This year’s campaign has got to be one of the strangest of all time, explains George Friedman, writing for Mauldin Economics.

Nov. 8, 2016 Gold Coast Bulletin – US election: Geopolitical expert George Friedman says US faces moral turmoil in Coast visit

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Nov. 6, 2016 Newsmax – Russia–US Tensions Likely to Rise in 2017

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Nov. 4, 2016 Value Walk – Russia–US Tensions Likely to Escalate in 2017
“There will be increased tensions between Russia and the US in the near future. That is the opinion of Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis for Geopolitical Futures.”

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Nov. 1, 2016 Real Clear World – China’s Prestige Politics
October has been a busy month for Chinese foreign policy. Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro on China’s Prestige Politics.

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Oct. 27, 2016 Value Walk – UNESCO Resolution Reveals Israel’s Geopolitical Weakness
Israel is now in the best strategic position it has ever been in, explains George Friedman, writing for Mauldin Economics.

Oct. 25, 2016 The Market Oracle – The US Sent a Warning Message to Putin
“But all Biden really did was send a message about a future message the U.S. is going to send to Putin at an inopportune moment that no one but Putin will ever know about. For all we know, it’ll be a really strongly worded email,” writes Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro.

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Oct. 25, 2016 Real Clear World – The Myth of Putin
Russia’s appearance of strength is eroding, writes Geopolitical Futures chairman George Friedman.

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Oct. 25, 2016 Euractiv – Wallonia strikes out at Canada
There are historic reasons behind the Walloon rejection of CETA, and a price to pay for post-Napoleonic Britain having engineered Belgium as a nation in gridlock, writes George Friedman.

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Oct. 24, 2016 Forbes – The US Is An Island Of Stability In A Destabilizing World
“Despite Americans’ pessimism, world-famous strategic analyst George Friedman thinks that the US is in pretty good shape while ‘the entire Eurasian landmass is in a state of failure.’”

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Oct. 24, 2016 The Huffington Post – Germany Warns of the Danger of War

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Oct. 24, 2016 Business Insider – Blame the aging microchip industry for the economic crisis
George Friedman, writing for Mauldin Economics

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Oct. 21, 2016 Business Insider Australia- Blame the aging microchip industry for the economic crisis
Video of George Friedman, the founder of STRATFOR and Geopolitical Futures, explaining ISIS’ greatest strength and why he believes the terror group is the strongest military force in the modern Arab world.

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Oct. 19, 2016 Euractiv – Compromising in the Caucasus
A change in the status quo of the frozen Nagorno-Karabakh conflict would affect all regional players, writes Antonia Colibasanu.

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Oct. 18, 2016 Real Clear World – The Roots of Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy

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Oct. 17, 2016 Real Clear World – Biden Threatens to Threaten Russia
“But all Biden really did was send a message about a future message the U.S. is going to send to Putin at an inopportune moment that no one but Putin will ever know about. For all we know, it’ll be a really strongly worded email,” writes Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro.

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Oct. 13, 2016 Euractiv – Joy and despair in European statistics
“Europe needs more than temporary growth to boost its economy, write George Friedman and Antonia Colibasanu.”

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Oct. 4, 2016 Real Clear World – The Use and Abuse of Referendums
Following recent referendums in Columbia and Hungary, George Friedman examines the use and abuse of this method of decision-making. They may be democratic, but they rarely reveal the will of the people.

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Oct. 3, 2016 Real Clear World – 1929, 1945, 1991…AND 2008?
George Friedman for RealClearWorld: “Excess capital without promising investment was the problem. Capitalism is not kind, but it is efficient, and that excess capital was destroyed to such a degree that the state had to invent cash to cushion the immolation of capital.”

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Sept. 30, 2016 The Huffington Post – The Public and Private Lives of Candidates

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Sept. 27, 2016 Real Clear World – Why the Bosnian Serb Referendum Really Matters
Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures

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Sept. 27, 2016 CNBC – Don’t look for a bailout of Deutsche Bank anytime soon
“Everyone’s focusing on this as an economic problem. The situation of Deutsche Bank is a political problem,” said George Friedman, chairman of Geopolitical Futures.

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Sept. 24, 2016 Real Clear World – Troubling Times for Russia’s Regions
Antonia Colibasanu, Geopolitical Futures

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Sept. 22, 2016 Value Walk – George Friedman: The Last Time We Saw This Was Before World War II
George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures on the eerie parallels between 1930s and 2016

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Sept. 22, 2016 Real Clear World – Here’s Why Warnings Over Brexit Were Wrong
Lili Bayer & Jacob Shapiro of Geopolitical Futures writing for Mauldin Economics.

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Sept. 20, 2016 Real Clear World – Germany Again

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Sept. 15, 2016 Forbes – Italy Is The EU’s Weakest Link

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Sept. 13, 2016 Forbes – Italy Is the Mother Of All Systemic Threats
“The Italians can only try to manage the problem by ignoring EU rules, which is what they are doing,” says George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures regarding the Italian banking crisis.

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Sept. 9, 2016 Bill O’Reilly: The Contributing Factor – A World on Fire? Assessing the Threats the Next President Faces
Audio interview with George Friedman

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Sept. 9, 2016 Newsmax – Trump’s Visit to Mexico Was a Win-Win

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Sept. 8, 2016 Real Clear World – Merkel Doesn’t Blame the Voter
Recent elections in Germany were a measure of how unpopular the CDU and Merkel have become, writes GPF chairman George Friedman

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Sept. 7, 2016 Real Clear World – The Euro-American Immigration Crisis
Anti-immigration sentiments are growing stronger to the detriment of mainstream parties, writes GPF chairman George Friedman following Angela Merkel’s party’s defeat in her home region.

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Sept. 6, 2016 The Huffington Post – Italy, Germany And France Meet On An Aircraft Carrier
“The real discussion was about Italy’s economy and the steps needed to revive it after a long period of stagnation, which continued through last quarter,” writes George Friedman.

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Sept. 1, 2016 Real Clear World – The Taliban and the Divided Afghan State
Senior Analyst Kamran Bokhari: Those who would fight the Taliban cannot present a united front.

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Aug. 25, 2016 Bloomberg – Is Turkey More Stable Post-Coup?
Video: George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures founder and chairman, comments on Turkey’s changing geopolitical course.

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Aug. 18, 2016 Real Clear World – American Conservatism and Russia
George Friedman: “The conservatives see Russia as a nation that confronted the Islamic threat inside its own borders and that makes no apologies for the measures it took to defeat them. When they look at Putin, they see a man who has confronted the enemy and dealt with it.”

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Aug. 17, 2016 Euractiv – Nationalism, technology, and the Olympics
“The Olympic Games have turned into a competition between nations, rather than individuals, writes George Friedman.”

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Aug. 13, 2016 Real Clear World – Russia, Ukraine and Threats
George Friedman: Moscow appears to be setting up conditions to justify action against Ukraine but its goal is unclear.

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Aug. 11, 2016 The Huffington Post – Beyond The Turkish Coup

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Aug. 8, 2016 Real Clear World – Why the Turkish-American Alliance Will Re-Emerge
George Friedman: Turkey has three options for its national strategy moving forward.

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Aug. 5, 2016 The Huffington Post – Not Much Is New in This Election

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Aug. 4, 2016 Forbes – George Friedman: This Election Is Less Critical Than You Think
“Friedman said the 1860 election was far more consequential than 2016 will be—even in worst-case scenarios.”

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Aug. 2, 2016 Forbes – George Friedman: Turkey Coup Dashes US Hopes
“Turkey was a linchpin of US strategy, says George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures. The top geopolitics expert says the coup attempt and President Recep Erdogan’s crackdown throws a major wrench in US plans for the region.”

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July 31, 2016 Business Insider – GEORGE FRIEDMAN: Turkey’s failed coup puts it on the path to becoming a major world power
“In my book The Next 100 Years, I argued that Turkey is going to become a major regional power. Recent events would seem at odds with this view. But in fact, they confirm it,” writes George Friedman.

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July 27, 2016 Real Clear World – The Problem With Fighting Islamist Terrorism
George Friedman: Radical Islamism is a movement, not an organization, which makes it much harder to defeat.

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July 25, 2016 Value Walk – Terrorism Fuels Nationalism And Deglobalization Of The World
“Don’t hold your breath, says George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures. The top geopolitics expert says all the options are bad. And, the wrong responses could make the problem even worse.”

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July 22, 2016 The Huffington Post – Were Turkish Coup Planners Involved In Downing Russian Jet?

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July 21, 2016 Real Clear World – Were Turkish Coup Planners Involved in Downing Russian Jet?
George Friedman: Erdoğan is using the coup attempt to reframe Turkey’s relations with Russia.

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July 20, 2016 Real Clear World – The Blurry Line Between Religion and Secularism in Turkey
The divide between Islamists and secularists is not as clear as some believe, explains Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro

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July 19, 2016 Euractiv – The Turkey coup looks like the most incompetent undertaking imaginable
George Friedman: “There are actually rules on how to carry out coups and if there are plans to bring them back, I’m going to write a book called ‘Coups for Dummies.'”

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July 15, 2016 Bloomberg – Is Turkish Coup a Sign That Erdogan Has Lost His Grip?
George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures international affairs strategist, comments on the coup in Turkey.

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July 14, 2016 Real Clear World – The Strategy Behind the Nice Attack

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July 13, 2016 Euractiv – Decision-making and disarray in the EU
“Considering that the EU was built on the premise of peace and prosperity, no one saw the need to invent ways to address conflict or poverty,” writes Antonia Colibasanu for Geopolitical Futures.

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July 7, 2016 Business Insider – GEORGE FRIEDMAN: Brexit is a vote against Britain’s elite
“Friedman said after successfully forcing unwanted policies on countries like Poland, Romania, and Italy, the EU thought the British would roll over, too. UK voters proved otherwise.” – Patrick Watson, Mauldin Economics

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July 6, 2016 Real Clear World – ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Don’t Matter in Politics. Here’s What Does

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July 5, 2016 Forbes – George Friedman: Brexit Is A Vote Against Both The EU And Elites

June 30, 2016 Dallas Morning News – How Texas could win big by the U.K.’s exit from the EU
“Liberals and conservatives don’t know each other and hold each other in contempt. Each believes they’re the true Americans,” writes George Friedman.

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June 29, 2016 Real Clear World – Germany With Its Back Against a Wall
George Friedman – “The ones who didn’t survive the Battle of Britain were the Germans. And their ability to survive this is much more uncertain than that of the British. The reasons are fairly obvious, but since everyone in the media is focused on the end of Great Britain, it is a story they haven’t noticed.”

June 28, 2016 Global Research Center – Signing a Deal with Moscow? Obama Wants to Wrap up The “Ukraine Project” by November
“According to Geopolitical Futures, a new online publication managed by George Friedman, the founder and former chairman of Stratfor, a private intelligence publishing and consulting firm, there are three explanations for the Obama administration’s rush to “wash its hands” of Ukraine.”

June 27, 2016 Dallas Morning News – Brexit vote captures attention, but shouldn’t panic Texans
“For Texas companies, the vote is just another step – albeit a mighty one – in an economic trend that’s been building for years,” writes George Friedman.

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June 25, 2016 The Huffington Post – Britain’s Vote to Leave
“The British people have voted to leave the European Union. It was not by an overwhelming majority at 52 percent, but it couldn’t have been imagined 10 years ago. We have been seeing this fragmentation throughout Europe, but we now have the first case of a nation deciding to leave.” – George Friedman

June 23, 2016 What’s Up With Hungary – What’s up with Hungary Special Edition: BREXIT
Audio interview – Geopolitical Futures Senior Analyst Lili Bayer and Financial Times CEE correspondent Andrew Byrne discuss tomorrow’s Brexit vote with Ben Novak and Péter Erdélyi.

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June 23, 2016 Euractiv – A thin win of the Remain camp means Britain will remain in uncertainty for EU
“If the Remain camp wins by a tiny majority – the polls show a deadlock – then the Leave camp will not let the matter stand. It will manoeuvre for another referendum down the road, writes George Friedman.”

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June 22, 2016 Real Clear World – The Logic of Brexit
“Arguing that being part of the European Union is not in the British interest, that NATO has outlived its usefulness, that protectionist policies or anti-immigration policies are desirable is not fascist.” – George Friedman

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June 15, 2016 Real Clear PoliticsFacing Some Truths Behind Florida Massacre George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures

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June 15, 2016 Real Clear WorldThe Trouble With Ending Wars Jacob Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures


June 13, 2016 Boston Herald – ISIS, homophobia spurred gunman
Geopolitical Futures senior analyst Kamran Bokhari talks with the Boston Herald about the Orlando shooting: “[His preparation] shows that the guy was probably on a path of radicalization for a long time,” Bokhari said. “I think he had enough time to think this through, he had enough time to plan for it, and he had undergone some sort of radical 
conditioning.”

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June 10, 2016 Value Walk – George Friedman – China is like Japan in 1989 (economically); China lost its competitive edge

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June 8, 2016 Real Clear World – The Forgotten Legacy of the Six-Day War
“Israel’s performance in the war was an extraordinary military achievement. It was also the last time Israel either maintained control at the beginning of a war or achieved its intended strategic outcome,” writes George Friedman

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June 6, 2016 Deutsche Welle Brasil – Zeitgeist: Por que a China precisa da Coreia do Norte (Zeitgeist: Why China needs North Korea)
“As pointed out by the geopolitical expert George Friedman, one of the few places where China is vulnerable is the Yalu River, which separates the country from North Korea.”

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June 5, 2016 Mikro Etochos – G.Friedman: Η επικείμενη κρίση θα τινάξει στον αέρα το σύστημα!
“The impending crisis will blow up the world system warns George Friedman, founder and president of Geopolitical Futures.”

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June 5, 2016 Echo24.cz – Konec klidných časů. Existují evropští Šojguové?

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June 3, 2016 Variety – Sam Raimi Sets up Tornado Movie at Warner Bros.
“Stormfall” is the second Raimi movie set up with Warner Bros. this after Bill Block came on to Raimi’s “World War 3” project in February as part of Block’s first-look deal at the studio. “World War 3” is based on predictions in George Friedman’s nonfiction best-selling book “The Next 100 Years.”

June 3, 2016 evz.ro – Germania ar vrea să scutească Rusia de sancțiuni

June 3, 2016 Samtiden – Upplysningens kärna var nationalism
“In a time of liberation and questioning of current policy, it is important to objectively analyze trends and compare them with earlier stages. The criticism often directed at the growing nationalism in Europe and the US are misguided, writes political scientist and bestselling author George Friedman.”

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June 3, 2016 The Huffington Post – Nationalism Is Rising, Not Fascism

June 2, 2016 ekonom.cz – Jsem skeptik. Dřívější zdroje růstu se vyčerpaly a vyspělou Evropu jen tak nedoženeme, řekl Ekonomu Zdeněk Tůma

June 1, 2016 Enumclaw Courier Herald – History of primaries and who votes
“According to George Friedman, chairman and founder of Geopolitical Futures, in an article titled, ‘In Defense of Party Bosses,’ professional politicians had a strong motivation to pick a popular person because it kept them in power. Strong, vulgar self-interest was their chief goal. Nominating popular people meant that party bosses kept their jobs.”

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June 1, 2016 Real Clear World – Nationalism Is Rising, Not Fascism
“Arguing that being part of the European Union is not in the British interest, that NATO has outlived its usefulness, that protectionist policies or anti-immigration policies are desirable is not fascist.” – George Friedman

June 1, 2016 Breitbart.com – Freidman: ‘Nationalism’ Built the Judeo-Christian West
“George Friedman writes that the current rise of nationalism has nothing to do with fascism; rather, it’s a return to ‘the core of the Enlightenment’s notion of liberal democracy’ – the right to self-determination.”

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May 31, 2016 Excelsior – La alianza Vietnam-EU es contra China
“‘In my opinion, the Chinese are not yet a significant military threat in the world or in the region. But at the same time its intention to increase its capabilities and the United States should plan according to that,’ said George Friedman, an influential specialist in geopolitics.”

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May 25, 2016 Business Insider – GEORGE FRIEDMAN: Southern Europe is in a ‘massive depression’
“The latest Greece deal notwithstanding, George Friedman says Europe’s southern tier is in a ‘massive depression’ that isn’t getting better.”

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May 25, 2016 Real Clear World – Vietnam, the U.S., and the Centrality of Geopolitics

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May 24, 2016 Real Clear World – India: One State, Many Countries
Geopolitical Futures Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro: “The only thing getting in India’s way is India.”

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May 19, 2016 Business Insider – These 5 maps explain Canada’s strategy
Geopolitics expert George Friedman for Mauldin Economics: “Similar to Russia and Australia, Canada is a vast and—to a large degree—uninhabitable country due to climate and/or terrain. That does not mean it is a desolate country.”

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May 18, 2016 Bloomberg Radio – Friedman: NATO simply doesn’t work
Audio of George Friedman on Bloomberg Radio’s Surveillance

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May 17, 2016 Business Insider – A global intelligence analyst explains why the ‘real’ China is not the China we think of
George Friedman, the founder of Geopolitical Futures, explains where China’s real wealth resides, how its natural military buffer helps and hinders it, and why the country should not be concerned with islands in the South China Sea.

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May 16, 2016 Real Clear World – A U.S. Strategy Beyond the Cold War

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May 14, 2016 Real Clear World – Brazil’s Bigger Problems
Senior Analyst Allison Fedirka: “The president’s impeachment is indicative of deeper geopolitical issues.”

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May 10, 2016 The Huffington Post – In Defense of Party Bosses
George Friedman: “This will be a campaign based on who is least despised, not who is most admired.”

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May 5, 2016 Real Clear World – Japan’s Strategy and Its Constitution
“Tokyo cannot depend on Washington indefinitely,” writes George Friedman.

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May 5, 2016 Bloomberg TV – Kim Jong Un’s Priorities Ahead of Rare Party Congress
George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures founder and chairman, discusses North Korea’s nuclear ambitions with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu on “What’d You Miss?”

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May 3, 2016 Real Clear World – Central Asian Stability Is Eroding
“Large-scale protests in Central Asia today are relatively rare. Most of the region’s regimes use a variety of tools, from crackdowns to patronage networks, to prevent potential unrest. Nevertheless, Central Asia is slowly destabilizing,” writes Senior Analyst Lili Bayer.

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May 2, 2016 Real Clear World – China Admits Its Statistics Are Wrong
“The national anti-corruption agency has reported that hundreds of statistics bureau employees provided preferential data for a fee,” writes Director of Analysis Jacob L. Shapiro.

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April 30, 2016 Barron’s – Islamic State in Retreat
“Truth be told, the U.S. owes both Russia and Iran a debt of gratitude for the latter two’s military involvement in Syria and Iraq,” [George] Friedman insists. “Russia, for its own national interests to be sure, saved the Assad regime from possible collapse with its air attacks and help on the ground. Its help has stabilized the situation. As for Iran, without its militias and advisors helping to stem the Islamic State onslaught in al Anbar Province and Sunni areas further north, Iraq would be in much worse shape militarily today,” he says.

April 30, 2016 The Budapest Times – Orbán ‘bold to point out Islamisation’
“Unlike the US government, the ‘normal American’ knows that ‘not every Muslim is a terrorist but almost every terrorist is a Muslim’, [George] Friedman said.”

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April 28, 2016 The Huffington Post – Trump on Foreign Policy
George Friedman writes: “Following his victories in this week’s primaries, Donald Trump provided the first systematic view of his foreign policy.”

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April 28, 2016 Real Clear World – The Trump Non-Doctrine
Piece by Geopolitical Futures’ chairman George Friedman

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April 26, 2016 Bloomberg Radio – Friedman: China has tremendous poverty
Audio of George Friedman on Bloomberg Radio’s Surveillance: “The economic situation in China is getting worse.”

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April 26, 2016 Real Clear World – North Korea, Nukes and Sanity
George Friedman explains the rationality behind the North Koreans’ nuclear program.

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April 19, 2016 Real Clear World – Why Romania Is Suddenly Very Important to U.S.

April 19, 2016 Romania Insider – George Friedman: EU dependence and lack of confidence, Romania’s big challenges
“Romania has two big challenges, namely its dependence on the European Union for financing and strategy, and the country’s elites lack of confidence in themselves, according to American geopolitical analyst George Friedman.”

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April 18, 2016 Business Insider – GEORGE FRIEDMAN: Eastern Europe is trapped
“The European Union’s eastern bloc finds the ongoing refugee crisis annoying but is far more worried about Russia. Geopolitics expert George Friedman says the formerly Soviet-dominated nations see Russia gaining strength but don’t know if NATO will defend them in a crisis.”

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April 16, 2016 Business Insider – George Friedman: NATO is an illusion
“Donald Trump’s statements that Europe isn’t paying its ‘fair share’ and that it would be fine if NATO broke up are regarded with increasing concern in Europe,” writes George Friedman.

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April 15, 2016 Value Walk – NATO is an illusion – George Friedman
“Donald Trump’s statements that Europe isn’t paying its ‘fair share’ and that it would be fine if NATO broke up are regarded with increasing concern in Europe,” writes George Friedman for Mauldin Economics.

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April 15, 2016 Slovak Spectator – Leading experts meet at Globsec conference in Bratislava
George Friedman joins world leaders as a speaker at the Globsec 2016 conference in Bratislava.

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April 14, 2016 Real Clear World – Journey to Europe: Thinking About Gagarin
“Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of the first manned space flight. The pilot was Yuri Gagarin, a citizen of the Soviet Union, and what he did helped usher in a new age. It also ushered in a profound crisis in the United States. It was a crucial moment in American manic depression.” – George Friedman

April 14, 2016 Romania Insider – Geopolitical analyst George Friedman comes to Bucharest conference as guest speaker
“[George Friedman] is the guest speaker of the third edition of Emerging Funding for the Real Economy conference, an event that will take place at the Athenee Palace Hilton in Bucharest on April 19.”

April 11, 2016 Voltaire Network – Ukraine, the Netherlands and the European Union (video interview with George Friedman)

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April 8, 2016 Real Clear World – Will Russia and China Become Allies?
Geopolitical Futures’ Director of Analysis, Jacob Shapiro writes: “In this case, the enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.”

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April 6, 2016 The Huffington Post – Erdoğan’s Not Mad, He’s Ruthless

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April 6, 2016 EurActiv – Erdogan’s not mad, he’s ruthless
“If President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is going to become the single centre of power in Turkey, he must crush his domestic opposition and the PKK, and with its refugee deal, the EU is helping him do that, writes George Friedman.”

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April 6, 2016 Business Insider – GEORGE FRIEDMAN: Russia will be ready to invade Ukraine again by 2017
“When Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his air force to withdraw from Syria last month, geopolitical expert George Friedman said it wasn’t about Syria at all. The move was part of an elaborate US–Russia negotiation over Ukraine’s sovereignty.”

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April 5, 2016 Real Clear World – Erdoğan’s Not Mad, He’s Ruthless
The dynamics of the Turkish president’s visit to the U.S. underscore Turkey’s current geopolitical position.

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April 5, 2016 EurActiv – US steps in to avoid major conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh
“This time, it was reported that weapons such as multiple rocket launching systems firing Grad rockets were used along with helicopter gunships. This was obviously not an isolated incident because use of weapons of this sort would have to be authorised by much higher command echelons,” George Friedman wrote.

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April 4, 2016 DELFI – HOMSES PÄEVALEHES: George Friedman: islamiterroristid armastavad surma rohkem kui meie elu
Delfi Estonia George Friedman on Terrorism, Geopolitical expert

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March 30, 2016 National Public Radio – Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Defends The ‘Smart Power’ Of Economic Sanctions
NPR’s David Welna: “George Friedman, who chairs the forecasting firm Geopolitical Futures, says Russian President Vladimir Putin has in fact made political hay of [economic] sanctions.”

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March 30, 2016 Business Insider – A global intelligence analyst explains why Russia isn’t as strong as people think
“George Friedman, the founder of Geopolitical Futures, and Stratfor, explains how population disparity and the loss of a critical buffer comprised of European countries along the border of Russia, have weakened the country.”

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March 29, 2016 Real Clear World – The Political Nature of Strong Armies
Director of Analysis Jacob Shapiro examines how a military’s role goes beyond fighting wars.

March 28, 2016 Seeking Alpha – Mexico: The Market’s Availability Bias Is Creating Opportunity
Zachary Polaski writes, “…I found in my inbox a new edition of This Week in Geopolitics, a column available from Mauldin Economics and written by George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures. I highly suggest you read the entire article here. This completely changed my perception of the Mexican economy.”

March 28, 2016 Gold Seek – Open Letter to the Next President, Part 3
“My colleague George Friedman recently shattered some misconceptions in an excellent article, Mexico as a Major Power,” writes John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics.

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March 28, 2016 Boston Herald – Scores killed, hundreds injured in Pakistani park
“Kamran Bokhari, a senior analyst with the security consulting firm Geopolitical Futures, said the attacks come after a heavy Pakistani military crackdown on jihadis living in the country’s semi-autonomous tribal regions.”

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March 25, 2016 Business Insider – The terrorist attacks in Brussels are linked to the end of the Cold War

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March 24, 2016 Business Insider – GEORGE FRIEDMAN: Terrorists are winning in Europe
“Geopolitical expert George Friedman wasn’t surprised when terror struck Brussels this week. He thinks the European Union, institutionally paralyzed and unable to respond properly, will stay in the crosshairs.”

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March 24, 2016 EurActiv – Fighting terrorism requires massive intrusion into society
“Any successful counter to terrorism can’t be carried out by security forces. It must be carried out by intelligence services, and massive intrusion in society is needed, writes George Friedman.”

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March 22, 2016 Real Clear World – Brussels Attacks Highlight Europe’s New Reality
Senior Analyst Lili Bayer examines the most recent European attack in Brussels.

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March 22, 2016 EurActiv – Hungary, Poland and illiberal democracy
“The EU’s problem is that others are following the illiberal regimes of Hungary and in Poland, and it is possible that among them be Germany, writes George Friedman.”

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March 18, 2016 The Huffington Post – Why Putin Went Into Syria
“In Russia, as in other countries, successful, short military operations generate massive support. It demonstrated to the U.S. that it had the ability and will to intrude into places that the U.S. regards as within its area of operations. It changed the perception of Russia as a declining power to a significant global force. Whether this was true was less important – it needed to appear to be true. And it cannot be denied that there was truth to it.”

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March 16, 2016 The Trumpet – The Fall of Merkel and Rise of a New Germany
“Berlin is facing a multitude of interlocking crises that are contributing to the fragmentation of Europe,” writes Lili Bayer, Senior Analyst at Geopolitical Futures.

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March 16, 2016 Real Clear World – Why Putin Went Into Syria

March 16, 2016 El Economista – México, lejos de Dios y cerca de EU: Friedman
“México se volverá una de las potencias económicas del mundo y se colocará entre las cinco más importantes, pero debe superar el desequilibrio en la relación con Estados Unidos, dijo George Friedman, analista en geopolítica.”

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March 15, 2016 Business Insider – Here’s why Donald Trump is doing so well
“Donald Trump appears likely to be the Republican candidate for president. This does not mean that he will become president, but it does mean that he might,” writes Geopolitical Futures founder George Friedman.

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March 12, 2016 Real Clear World – The Limits That Shaped Obama’s ‘Doctrine’
Geopolitical Futures’ Senior Analyst Kamran Bokhari discusses the driving force behind the “The Obama Doctrine.”

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March 10, 2016 Real Clear World – The U.S. and Israel Drift Apart

March 9, 2016 Interest.co.nz – George Friedman looks at how wannabe US presidential candidate Donald Trump appeals to the marginalised white lower-middle and middle class

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March 7, 2016 Real Clear World – The Greatly Exaggerated Rumors of Islamic State’s Demise
Geopolitical Futures’ Director of Analysis Jacob Shapiro explains how IS’ position in Syria and Iraq remains strong, despite reports to the contrary.

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March 4, 2016 Real Clear World – Simon Bolivar’s Vision for Spanish America
Geopolitical Futures’ Senior Analyst Allison Fedirka takes a closer look at the man who played a critical role in Spanish America’s independence movement.

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March 2, 2016 Business Insider – Germany could be Europe’s next big problem
“…in an interview with Business Insider, Geopolitical Futures founder George Friedman said Europe had a much bigger problem: Germany. And at the heart of the looming issue for Germany and Europe is the Italian banking system.”

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March 2, 2016 Business Insider – The Saudi royal family is running out of time

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Feb. 29, 2016 Bloomberg – East EU’s Currency Dilemma Resurfaces as Orban Sees Crossroads
George Friedman “points to the euro crisis as evidence that a single policy for Europe can’t bridge ‘different realities,’ including different levels of development within the euro area, let alone outside of it.”

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Feb. 29, 2016 Business Insider – STRATFOR founder George Friedman gave us some jarring predictions for the future
George Friedman on “the future of war, the next stage in the European debt crisis, and how and whether it’s even possible to predict what’s coming next.”

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Feb. 26, 2016 Variety – Bill Block Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros., Developing Sam Raimi Film
Veteran independent financier-producer Bill Block has found a home at Warner Bros. and is developing Sam Raimi’s “World War 3.” His Billblock Media has closed a first-look production deal with the studio, which will handle global distribution for all titles. The first film in development under the two-year deal is Sam Raimi’s near-future feature “World War 3,” based on predictions in George Friedman’s nonfiction best-selling book “The Next 100 Years.”

Feb. 26, 2016 Deadline Hollywood – Bill Block Seals Two-Year, First-Look Deal At Warner Bros
“Bill Block’s Billblock Media has closed a two-year, first-look production deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, which now will handle global distribution for all of the company’s titles. The first film in development is director Sam Raimi’s near-future feature World War 3, which is based on predictions in George Friedman’s nonfiction best-seller The Next 100 Years that the company recently optioned.”

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Feb. 25, 2016 Business Insider – A global intelligence analyst explains what makes ISIS so strong (video interview with George Friedman)

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Feb. 24, 2016 Newsweek Middle East – Middle East: Blurred Lines
“The states of the Levant were never natural, even under the Ottomans, so when the Ottoman Empire fell and the British and the French came in, it was inevitable that what they drew was arbitrary,” says George Friedman, political scientist and chairman of Geopolitical Futures.

Feb. 24, 2016 Breitbart – Forget The Negotiated Deal, The Coming Debt Storm Is What Will Decide The EU Referendum
George Friedman “suggests Prime Minister David Cameron’s European Union (EU) negotiations will fail to win the EU referendum, citing fallout from an imminent financial crisis centered on the Italian banking system as the reason why.”

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Feb. 23, 2016 Real Clear World – Will Brexit Even Matter by June?

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Feb. 23, 2016 EurActiv – Brexit and the ongoing saga of the EU

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Feb. 18, 2016 Adevarul – ANALIZĂ George Friedman: SUA, Europa şi NATO

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Feb. 18, 2016 Fox 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth – U.S. presidential race sparks global interest (video interview with George Friedman)

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Feb. 18, 2016 Real Clear World – The U.S., the EU, and NATO

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Feb. 16, 2016 EurActiv – The EU has no leaders
“The EU is an apparatus, and that is not something people can trust, writes George Friedman, comparing the US presidential election with the crisis of leadership elsewhere in the world.”

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Feb. 12, 2016 Real Clear World – Russia’s Ongoing Predicament

Feb. 12, 2016 Financial Sense – Move Over Greece, It’s Italy’s Turn – George Friedman Sounds the Alarm on European Banking Crisis

Feb. 10, 2016 Financial Sense – Audio interview with George Friedman on European banking crisis

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Feb. 10, 2016 Investment Watch Blog – Move Over Greece, It’s Italy’s Turn – George Friedman Sounds the Alarm on European Banking Crisis

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Feb. 1, 2016 Plassen Buchverlage – George Friedman im Interview mit “Der Aktionär”

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Jan. 31, 2016 Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten – US-Geopolitiker Friedman: Deutschland ist sehr verwundbar geworden
“Der US-Geopolitiker George Friedman sieht Deutschland in Europa unter Druck. Die Export-Nation braucht die anderen Staaten und wird daher für die Schulden der anderen haften müssen. Außenpolitisch hat Deutschland wenige Optionen: Die USA, Frankreich und Polen werden eine Annäherung an Russland unter keinen Umständen akzeptieren.”

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Jan. 28, 2016 EurActiv – Why does Patrushev warn of an American plot against Russia?

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Jan. 27, 2016 Real Clear World – Senior Russian Official Warns of American Plot

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Jan. 27, 2016 EurActiv – Italy averts banking crisis with EU deal on bad loans
“The banking crisis we forecast for 2016 in Italy is coming to a head,” warned American analyst Jacob Shapiro, in an opinion piece published on EurActiv.

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Jan. 25, 2016 EurActiv – Beware of Italy’s banking crisis

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Jan. 18, 2016 EurActiv – Declining demand for exports hits Azerbaijan

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Jan. 14, 2016 Business Insider – George Friedman: Germany has a bigger problem than refugees

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Jan. 8, 2016 BNN – Middle East in Turmoil Part 1 | Part 2 (video interview with Kamran Bokhari)

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Jan. 4, 2016 Bloomberg – How Souring Saudi-Iran Relations Impact the U.S. (video interview with Kamran Bokhari)

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Jan. 4, 2016 CBC News – Rising tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran (video interview with Dr. George Friedman)

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Jan. 4, 2016 Boston Herald – Expert: Saudi-Iranian feud puts pressure on Obama
“International security expert George Friedman of the firm Geopolitical Futures said the Saudis’ move — coming after 
the Sunni-ruled country executed a prominent Shiite cleric — puts pressure on President Obama to choose sides after cutting a nuclear pact with Iran made them uncomfortable…”

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Dec. 28, 2015 Boston Herald – ISIS could test U.S. war resolve
“The real question of 2016 is, is any main Western force going to engage on the ground,” said George Friedman, an international security expert and founder of Geopolitical Futures, saying that type of entanglement would elicit memories of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. “President Obama, he’s clearly not prepared for Round Three of the jihadi wars.”

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Dec. 28, 2015 The Huffington Post – Top 10 Global Predictions for 2016
“Given the historic, unsettling activity that we’re seeing globally and Friedman’s forecasting track record, I was curious about what he sees ahead for 2016. Now the Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, an online subscription-based service that forecasts global events for the public, Friedman shared the company’s predictions for the New Year…”

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Dec. 12, 2015 Real Clear World – A Big Day in Geopolitics
“As our readers know, Geopolitical Futures operates from a model of how the world works. It is built around forecasts, net assessments, geopolitical assessments and so forth…Therefore, it is noteworthy when one event occurs that manages to move our model forward…To cut to the chase, yesterday was that kind of extraordinary day…”

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Dec. 10, 2015 One Radio Network – George Friedman American Political Scientist and Author of Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe (audio interview with Dr. George Friedman)

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Dec. 2, 2015 Bloomberg – If World Slips Toward War, Blame Leaders’ Imaginations
“When George Friedman, founder of the geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor, published a book of predictions for the 21st century in 2009, a lot of it read like comedy. It no longer does: Regardless of whether Friedman got his specific forecasts right, old-fashioned geopolitics is making a comeback in the very countries he named as key players for his vision of the future.”

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