George Friedman

President, STRATFOR

Dr. Friedman is the Chief Executive Officer of STRATFOR, a company he founded in 1996 that is now a leader in the field of global intelligence. He is also the author of numerous articles and books on international affairs, warfare and intelligence. His most recent book,The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century, is a New York Times Best Seller. In this book Dr. Friedman draws on an exploration of history and geopolitical patterns dating back hundreds of years to explain where and why future wars will erupt and how they will be fought, which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we will live in the new century. Included among his previous books are The Future of WarThe Intelligence Edge, and America’s Secret War. Major television and radio networks such as CNN, Fox News, and NPR frequently invite Dr. Friedman to appear as an international affairs intelligence expert. Barron’s has cited STRATFOR’s analysis on numerous occasions and Barron’s cover article featured an interview with Friedman in October 2001. He has also been featured in Time magazine, The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and is frequently quoted in USA TodayThe New York TimesFortune,NewsweekInternational Herald Tribune and many other domestic and international publications.