The Stratfor intelligence team includes individuals from around the world who are highly engaged in global affairs and frequently quoted in the news media. Below is a small selection of some of our regional & topical experts.
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.
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.
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. He also guides Stratfor's extensive coverage of the security environment in Mexico and closely monitors Mexican drug cartels, their areas of influence and their drug trafficking routes. Before joining Stratfor, Burton was a counterterrorism agent with the U.S. State Department from 1985 to 1999.
Scott Stewart supervises Stratfor's analysis of terrorism and security issues. 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.
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.
As Vice President of International Operations, Mark Schroeder guides Stratfor's high-level international relationships in government, business and media. Mr. Schroeder leads Stratfor's propriety intelligence collection and source development priorities across seven global regions in support of our multiple lines of business.