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Rodger Baker

VP of Strategic Analysis

Rodger Baker

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.

Mr. Baker develops custom reports for clients and frequently delivers executive briefings to investors, businesses and universities across the globe, from the National Defense University in Beijing to financial institutions in New York. He is regularly invited to participate in dialogues and panel discussions in China, Japan, Thailand, Mongolia and South Korea.

Mr. Baker often appears as an expert in major media including The Economist, The New York Times, CNBC, CBS's The Early Show, The Chosun Ilbo, China Daily, Reuters, The Associated Press, Investors Business Daily and The Globe and Mail. Stratfor was one of the first organizations to identify the growing problems with the Chinese economy, with Mr. Baker spearheading the company's assessment. 

Before joining Stratfor, Mr. Baker studied and worked in South Korea and graduated with honors from Southampton College, Long Island University. He also has a master's degree in military history from Norwich University, the oldest private military university in the United States.


  • Chinese Economy
  • Global Geopolitics
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • North Korea
  • Asia-Pacific
  • U.S.-Chinese relations
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Supply Chains
  • World Navies
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North Koreas missile
As China continues to expand its influence, it remains uncertain whether it will be able to challenge the U.S. as a global leader, or remain a regional influencer.
U.S. Asia Policy Under Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks toward Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang.
North Korean houses rest in front of the Great Wall of China near the town of Sinuiju.
Theodore Roosevelt stands with the First Cavalry Volunteers on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.
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