George Friedman is Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures (, a publication dedicated to explaining and predicting the course of the international system.

Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster and New York Times best selling author. Some of his best known books include The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe and his most recent The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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