George Friedman

Geopolitical Futures; Founder of Stratfor


George Friedman is chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a firm which analyzes and forecasts the course of global events. He is also the founder and former chairman of Stratfor, an online publisher of geopolitical intelligence that pioneered the field of private intelligence.

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AUG 1, 2017 Podcast

George Friedman: The End of the International Order and the Future of Asia

Tired of conventional wisdom? Check out geopolitical forecaster George Friedman. The period that began at the end of World War II was a freak, he ...

FEB 5, 2015 Podcast

Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

"Europe has always been a place of conflict and malice and anger and hatred, between classes and between nations. The question now is, can it ...

The Next Decade

FEB 3, 2011 Podcast

The Next Decade: Where We've Been...and Where We're Going

The challenge of the next decade is not American power, says George Friedman. It is the preservation of the republic through a management of the ...

JAN 29, 2010 Podcast

Obama's Foreign Policy: What Matters and What Doesn't for America's Future

Elections and campaigns are about options. Governing is about constraints. For Obama--and every president--what happens when foreign policy options meet foreign policy constraints?

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

FEB 4, 2009 Podcast

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

George Friedman, founder and CEO of Strategic Forecasting, Inc., asks: What's in store during this new century? Which nations will gain and lose power? How ...