George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs. He is the Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, an online publication dedicated to explaining and forecasting the course of global events. Previously, Friedman was Chairman of Stratfor, the private intelligence firm. Friedman resigned from Stratfor in May 2015 to focus on his passion of writing for the general public. Friedman is a New York Times bestselling author.