Stratfor founder and CEO George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical strategist. He is a frequent commentator and has been featured in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal and Time magazine. He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television programs. He is the author of several books, including The Next 100 Years: The Rise and Fall of American Power and The Storm Before the Calm. He has also been interviewed by The New York Times, Fortune and USA Today. His work has been published in twenty languages.
Friedman’s predictions are based on a study of the world’s historical and cultural trends and patterns. He has briefed numerous military and government organizations, including the Defense Department, National Security Agency, Department of State, and Central Intelligence Agency. He is a New York Times best-selling author, a Wall Street Journal columnist, and a regular guest on major television and radio networks. He is the author of several books, many of which are available in Hungarian. He is also the founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures.
The author of The Next 100 Years, George Friedman has predicted the rising global power of Japan, China, Russia, and Poland. He has predicted that these three countries will dominate the century because of their economic power and geographic location. The United States, however, will dominate the century because of its military power. In fact, he has predicted that Russia will attack Ukraine before 2022. He has also predicted that China will decline economically like Japan did in the 1990s.
While Russia’s reputation was damaged by the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Vladimir Putin has bolstered the notion that Russia can be resurgent. His aggressive actions, including the intervention in Syria, have helped to reshape Russia’s international image. The Kremlin has also been able to deflect attention away from its own problems with demonstrations of force. However, Russia’s ability to project strength is limited, and it is not strong enough to defeat the United States. In addition, Russia is not capable of winning a war.
He also predicts that China will be an also-ran in the 2010s and that it will lose its influence over the next fifty years. He believes that China is essentially an extension of the United States. He also believes that China is incredibly poor. The Chinese economy is in trouble, and the margin on Chinese products is too small to sustain growth.
According to his analysis, the US and China will compete in the 21st century, but he does not believe that either country will become a world power. He believes that Russia will present a near-term issue, while the EU will need to be reshaped. He believes that while the EU is strong, it is a “decadent” nation that has reached a point of crisis. The EU will need to be reshaped, and the countries of Eastern Europe will need to find their own paths.
While he has many predictions for the coming years, one of his most popular is that Europe will have a decadent time. While he thinks that Greece will be ok in the end, he does not think that Spain will be able to survive. His most recent book is entitled The Storm Before the Calm, which explains how the United States periodically reaches a crisis point. It is also a book about the dramatic reshaping of the American government.