George Friedman founded Stratfor in 1996 with a pioneer's vision for bringing open-source intelligence analysis to the private market. Today Stratfor is a leading global intelligence and consulting firm that provides geopolitical analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world.
Dr. Friedman is the author of several best-selling books, including The Next 100 Years (Doubleday, 2009), The Next Decade (Doubleday, 2011), America's Secret War (Doubleday, 2004), The Future of War (St. Martin’s Press, 1998) and The Intelligence Edge (Crown, 1997). His latest book, Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe (Doubleday, 2015) was published in January 2015.
A very popular keynote speaker, Dr. Friedman is in high demand at numerous conferences and industry-specific events for major financial firms such as J.P. Morgan, Citibank, Ernst & Young and many Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he has briefed the Australian Command and Staff College, Eglin Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and many other military and government organizations. Dr. Friedman is frequently invited to speak internationally, including in Turkey, Germany, Poland, Azerbaijan, Australia and New Zealand.
The world's top media organizations regularly ask Dr. Friedman to appear as an international affairs and geopolitical expert. He has been featured in Barrons, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, TIME, The Financial Times and many other domestic and international publications, as well as broadcast media ranging from NPR to CNN to CNBC. He and Stratfor also have been featured in cover stories in Barron's and the New Statesman.
Dr. Friedman received his Bachelor's degree from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Global Geopolitics
- Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
- International Affairs
- Geopolitical Forecasting
- Modern and Historical Warfare
- U.S. Foreign Policy