Colloquy with George Friedman (2011)

In an exclusive interview, Dr. George Friedman, Chief Executive Officer and founder of STRATFOR, underlines that unrest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) must be understood in two contexts: the withdrawal of the United States from Iraq and the emergence of Iran as a major regional challenger to Saudi Arabia. Dr. Friedman believes that the first leaves a power vacuum and the second raises the possibility of the reordering of the balance of power in the region.

Authors: Gunel Ismayilzade