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Dr. George Friedman

Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures & New York Times Best-Selling Author

    • Leading expert on international geopolitics using the constraint theory to eliminate impossibilities, leaving only possible outcomes
    • Best-selling author of The Next 100 Years, Flashpoints, and The New American Century 
    • Former consultant on security and national defense matters, Friedman gives unbiased, mathematically backed predictions
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Dr. George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster, international affairs strategist, and New York Times best-selling author. As Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a new online publication dedicated to forecasting the course of global events, Friedman combines his passion for writing and publishing for his readers world wide who follow international affairs.

Prior to founding Geopolitical Futures, Friedman guided the intellectual vision of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996.

Friedman is the author of numerous New York Times best-selling books, including Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe (2015), which predicts the borderlands where centuries old tensions are re-emerging and will spark new conflicts as well as The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century (2009), which predicts the geopolitical changes shaping the 21st century and was published in over 20 languages. The prescience of Friedman’s geopolitical predictions continue to keep this book alive as they continue to unfold in many countries. Friedman’s The Next Decade: Where We've Been and Where We're Going (2011), was also a best-seller. He has written many other best-selling books on warfare and intelligence, including America's Secret WarThe Future of War and The Intelligence Edge. Keep an eye out for Friedman's latest book, The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond, will be released this year.

A very popular keynote speaker on the future of international geopolitics, Dr. Friedman is in high demand at numerous conferences and industry-specific events. He has briefed for many major military and government organizations and is frequently invited to speak internationally.

Friedman appears regularly as an expert on international affairs and intelligence on major television and radio networks and is frequently quoted in leading American and international news publications.

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. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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