Founder of Stratfor and Founder of Geopolitical Futures
George Friedman is the Chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996 that is now a leader in the field of global intelligence. Mr. Friedman guides Stratfor's strategic vision and oversees the development and training of the company's intelligence unit. Dr. Friedman is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Next Decade, which forecasts the major events and challenges that will test America and its presidents over the course of the next decade. Dr. Friedman's previous book, The Next 100 Years, was also a New York Times best-seller and was published in over 20 languages. His other books on warfare and intelligence include America's Secret War, The Future of War and The Intelligence Edge. He 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.