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George Friedman visits IFAT

On 4th September 2018, the renowned geopolitical forecaster, author and strategist Mr. George Friedman visited the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT). Mr. Friedman is the founder and previous chairman of the global intelligence agency, Stratfor, and currently serves as the chairman of Geopolitical Futures.


On 4th September 2018, the renowned geopolitical forecaster, author and strategist Mr. George Friedman visited the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT). Mr. Friedman is the founder and previous chairman of the global intelligence agency, Stratfor, and currently serves as the chairman of Geopolitical Futures.

During his visit to the Institute, he sat down for a closed panel discussion with IFAT’s researchers and external fellows to outline some of the major ongoing political, economic, military and demographic trends that will shape the world in the years to come. Among many topics, the discussion covered the strategic interests of the United States, the role of Russia and China in the international system, and the outlook for the European Union and Central European countries within it.

After the meeting, Mr. Friedman joined IFAT’s senior analyst, Ms. Diána Szőke to record a podcast for IFAT’s channel “The View from Gellért Hill”. The talk can be accessed here.