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Bloomberg - Iran 'Clearly' Attacked Saudi Oil Facility, Says Geopolitical Futures Chairman

George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures co-founder and chairman, discusses U.S. options for negotiating with Iran after an attack on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia. He speaks with Scarlet Fu and Caroline Hyde on 'Bloomberg Markets: The Close.' Full interview

Real Clear World - US Military Options in Iran

The United States has openly accused Iran of being behind the drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery. Now the question is what the United States will do in response. - George Friedman Full story

MarketWatch - U.S. Response to Saudi Oil Attack Leads Directly to Iran

Iran is a country under tremendous pressure. It has built a sphere of influence that stretches through Iraq, parts of Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Yemen. From Iran’s point of view, it has been constantly on the defensive, constrained as it is by its geography. It will never forget the 10-year war it waged against Iraq in the 1980s that cost Iran about a million casualties. - George Friedman Full story

Newsweek - Kellyanne Conway Suggests Trump is Better Because he Doesn't 'Study' Situations Before Making Decisions

"George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, told Newsweek that Iran was definitely behind the attack on Aramco. 'There is no doubt that the Houthis launched the drones, that they don't have the ability to build and deploy drones on their own and that Iran is their closest ally,' Friedman explained. 'Iran had to have done this.'" Full story

Equities - Wargaming the Trade War

"Opening China to foreign competitors, as Trump demands, is inconsistent with Xi’s requirements. George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures explained in a recent analysis: 'The Trump administration has used tariffs to try to force the Chinese to open their markets to U.S. competition. The problem is that the Chinese economy is in no position to accept such competition.'" Full story

Gallup - What's Next for Post-9/11 America -- Isolation or Engagement?

GPF Chairman and Gallup Senior Adviser George Friedman joins the Gallup podcast to discuss his analyses of the pre- and post-9/11 events that shaped the U.S. and the world. What does he view as the most important global events to watch for in the future? Full podcast

The Epoch Times - China Liberalizes Capital Account in Major Financial Opening

"According to George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures, past U.S. administrations made demands that China open its economy to U.S. goods and end currency manipulation, but former Chinese leaders managed to deflect such demands: 'Meetings were held, dinners consumed, toasts made, but the Americans went home empty-handed.'” Full story

Newsweek - FOX News Host Tucker Carlson says Bolton Wanted 'Pointless Wars' that Would Kill 'Large Number of Young People'

"George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, told Newsweek via email that the departure of one administration figure does not directly impact whether or not the U.S. avoids or enters into conflicts." Full story

Real Clear World - The New U.S. Strategy to Remove Maduro

After months of little progress, it seems the United States may be getting closer to removing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office. - Allison Fedirka Full story

Cicero - A danger to Germany's economy

Brexit was widely projected to be catastrophic for the U.K.’s economy. For a while after the 2016 referendum, it did not appear to have anywhere near the effects feared. But that might finally be changing. - Ryan Bridges Full story