George Friedman

George Friedman

Formal First Name
2/1/1949 - present

George Friedman is Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a publication dedicated to explaining and predicting the course of the international system. He is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author. Friedman has briefed numerous military and government organizations in the United States and overseas. He appears regularly as an expert on international affairs, foreign policy, and intelligence in major media.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Internationally Recognized Geopolitical Forecaster
  • Looks at various cycles to predict where the world is headed
  • Has appeared as a guest on Real Vision
  • New York Times Best Selling Author
  • Believes that geopolitical black swans can be predicted - if you watch geopolitical events ahead of time
    • Market-impacting events are only black swans is you aren't looking for them
    • They aren't surprises - they are just surprises to the markets