Founder and Chairman
George Friedman is the Chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996 that is now a leader in the field of global intelligence. Friedman guides Stratfor’s strategic vision and oversees the development and training of the company’s intelligence unit.
Robert D. Kaplan
Chief Geopolitical Analyst
Robert D. Kaplan is the author of Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, which will be published by Random House in March 2014. In 2012, he published The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, and in 2010, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power. In both 2011 and 2012, he was chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world's "Top 100 Global Thinkers."
VP of Intelligence
Fred Burton is one of the world's foremost authorities on security and terrorism. He oversees Stratfor's analysis of global security developments and consults with clients on security-related issues affecting their business assets or personal safety. Before joining Stratfor, Burton was a special agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999.
VP of Analysis
Scott Stewart supervises the day-to-day operations of Stratfor's intelligence team and plays a central role in coordinating the company's analytical process with its business goals. Before joining Stratfor, he was a special agent with the U.S. State Department for 10 years and was involved in hundreds of terrorism investigations.
VP of Asia-Pacific Analysis
Rodger Baker leads Stratfor's analysis of Asia Pacific and South Asia and guides the company's forecasting process. A Stratfor analyst since 1997, he has played a pivotal role in developing and refining the company's analytical process, internal training programs and geopolitical framework.
VP of Global Analysis
Reva Bhalla is a leading expert on Middle Eastern, South Asian and Latin American affairs and plays an integral role in applying a forward-looking, strategic lens to Stratfor's coverage of global events. She oversees country assessments, monitors major geopolitical trends and ensures that all Stratfor content fits within the established analytical framework.
VP of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs
Kamran Bokhari is a distinguished scholar and expert in Middle Eastern and South Asian affairs. He is the author, along with Farid Senzai, of Political Islam in the Age of Democratization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Mr. Bokhari has presented research papers in various international academic and policy forums, given briefings to U.S. and Canadian governmental departments and played a fundamental role in shaping the company's knowledge base in the region.
Chief of Intelligence Operations
Nate Hughes coordinates Stratfor's Intelligence Department and aligns the company's analytical resources with its business strategy. He ensures that the analytical team works efficiently and meets expectations while strictly adhering to Stratfor's checks and balances for analytic excellence.
VP of Africa Analysis
Mark Schroeder is an expert on political and security affairs in Africa. He leads the development of Stratfor's geopolitical analysis and forecasts for the region. Schroeder is regularly featured in the world's top media, including Reuters, The Associated Press, Al Jazeera English, CTV, CBC, BBC, The Guardian, Radio France International and United Press International.
VP of International Projects
Jennifer Richmond manages the development and maintenance of Stratfor's international networks, as well as Stratfor's collection of information across Asia, with an emphasis on China. She investigates and identifies trends in domestic Chinese issues to support client solutions and publishing efforts.
Director of Analysis, Latin America
Karen Hooper specializes in Latin American economic, political and security-related issues. She monitors emerging trends in the region's largest countries, including Mexico's emergence as a powerful political and economic actor, the political turmoil in Venezuela and the increasing fragility of the Argentine economy.