Strategic Forecasting, which does business as Stratfor, publishes global intelligence information through its subscription-based Web site, Stratfor.com. The site's content (geopolitical analysis, industry and country forecasts, terrorism intelligence, and real-time situation reports) is designed to help businesses, trade associations, government agencies, and individuals reduce risk and identify business opportunities. Stratfor offerings include online subscriptions to content, as well as custom-tailored consulting projects. It also provides weekly intelligence reports via e-mails based on geopolitics and security. The company was founded in 1996 by national security and intelligence expert Dr. George Friedman.
Content is organized by region (such as East Asia and Former Soviet Union) and topic (such as Energy and Military). In addition, Strafor researchers and analysts regularly provide intelligence updates, interviews, and citations to media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Associated Press. An individual annual subscription runs about $350, which includes full access to the Web site, customized email updates, and members-only content. – less