Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics at RANE

  • For over a quarter century, Stratfor has applied geopolitical intelligence to the corporate, national security, and educational sectors.
  • The Center seeks to identify, develop, and strengthen best practices in geopolitical analysis and provide tools, methods, and training to organizations and individuals as they integrate geopolitical risk and opportunity into their business practices.
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Australia, like Japan, sees national security interests ‘farther afield’

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Jacob Shapiro: What's Happening in North Korea?? w/ Rodger Baker

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Examining a Changing Arctic: Opportunities and Issues

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The Center focuses on three major initiatives:

Training, Education, and Certification

The advanced methodologies and rigorous analytics that Stratfor developed and applied to geopolitics are available to participants in our training and certification program. The methodologies covered include qualitative and quantitative methods, scenario development and strategic forecasting, and visualization of geopolitical intelligence.

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Knowledge-Sharing Events

The Center facilitates global dialogue on significant geopolitical issues and topics by bringing together diverse expertise to address common challenges through podcasts, webinars, seminars, speaking engagements, and participation in international conferences and events.

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Geopolitical Thought Leadership

The Center enhances the understanding of geopolitics through publications, reports, and unique visuals covering international issues, geopolitical trends, and the relevance of geopolitical intelligence for decision-makers. Our thought leadership is focused on advancing the application of geopolitics to the international and business community.


Executive Director, Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics

Rodger Baker has spent more than two decades with Stratfor/RANE, where he’s focused on the Indo-Pacific region, with special attention to China and the Korean Peninsula. He addresses the strategic dynamics of an evolving world system -- looking at great power competition, the role of middle powers, and the impacts of technological, environmental, and demographic changes on geopolitical relationships. His core emphasis is the multidisciplinary approach to geopolitics and the evolution of international relations to develop mid- and long-term forecasts to assist companies, governments, and other globally engaged organizations make informed decisions.

Rodger is a Senior Fellow at the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations, a Steering Fellow for the Mackinder Forum, and teaches a certificate program in Geopolitical Analysis at Florida Atlantic University.

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