George Friedman

George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster and bestselling author. As Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a new online publication dedicated to forecasting the course of global events, Friedman combines his passion for writing and publishing for his readers world wide who follow international affairs.

Prior to founding Geopolitical Futures, Friedman guided the intellectual vision of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996. George Friedman is Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures. Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author.  Some of his best known books include The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade and the most recent Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe… continue reading

Robert D. Kaplan

140617-N-ZZ999-089 NEWPORT, R.I. (June 17, 2014) Robert Kaplan, author and chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, provides remarks to U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students and distinguished guests as a keynote speaker during the 65th annual Current Strategy Forum (CSF) at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. As NWC’s capstone academic event, the two-day forum brings together distinguished guests and students to explore issues of strategic national importance. This year's theme,

Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of sixteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including In Europe’s ShadowAsia’s CauldronThe Revenge of GeographyMonsoonThe Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts. He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at The Atlantic, where his work has appeared for three decades. He was chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”

I have met Robert D. Kaplan in 2011, when he joined Stratfor – the company I have been working with. One year later I started helping him on his latest book “In Europe’s Shadow”, about Romania. This project was probably the most challenging and rewarding that I have worked on so far… continue reading

Victor Grigorescu

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An expert on energy policy and European economic policy, Victor Vlad Grigorescu is Romania’s Minister of Energy since November 2015. A former member of the board of Electrica, one of Romania’s largest electricity distribution companies, he also has a background in diplomacy and international relations, having served at the Permanent Representation of Romania at the EU (2007-2011) as an expert for the EU’s common commercial policy. He actively took part in Romania’s accession negotiations to the EU during his time at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (2004-2007), focusing his work on international relations and the EU’s common commercial policy. He is a graduate of Bucharest University’s Law School… continue reading