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George Friedman

George Friedman

Dr. George Friedman is the chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996 that has pioneered the field of private intelligence. As chief intelligence officer, Dr. Friedman guides the strategic vision of the Stratfor intelligence group. Stratfor produces the well-respected "Strategic Forecasting" analyses delivered on a daily basis to more than 150,000 paid subscribers. Dr. Friedman has published numerous articles and several books on national security, information warfare and intelligence including The Future of War (Crown, 1997) and The Intelligence Edge (Crown, 1997). He has appeared as a national security and intelligence expert on all major networks including programs such as Lou Dobbs Moneyline and on National Public Radio. He has been featured in articles including the cover of Barron's (October 2001) as well as the Wall Street Journal, Time, the New York Times Magazine and many others.

In 1994, Dr. Friedman founded and was Director of the Center for Geopolitical Studies at Louisiana State University where he oversaw integrated economic, political and military modeling and forecasting. Dr. Friedman received his B.A. from the City College, City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.

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