Dr. Friedman is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of STRATFOR. Since 1996 Dr. Friedman has driven the strategic vision guiding STRATFOR to global prominence in private geopolitical intelligence and forecasting.Dr. Friedman is the author of The New York Times bestseller “The Next Decade: Where We’ve Been…and Where We’re Going,” which forecasts the major events and challenges that will test America and the American President over the course of the next decade. Dr. Friedman’s previous book, “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century” was also a New York Times bestseller and was published in over 20 languages. His other books on warfare and intelligence have included “America’s Secret War,” “The Future of War” and “The Intelligence Edge.”Major television and radio networks such as CNN, Fox News, and NPR frequently invite Dr. Friedman to appear as an international intelligence expert. He and STRATFOR have also been featured in cover stories in Barron’s and in the UK’s New Statesman. Dr. Friedman has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune and many other publications.A very popular keynote speaker, Dr. Friedman is in high demand at conferences and industry specific events for private organizations and government agencies. Dr. Friedman is frequently invited to speak in countries all over the world, including Turkey, Germany, Poland, Azerbaijan, Australia and New Zealand.Dr. Friedman 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.