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1 Publishing International News, Analysis and Forecasting

2 “Conventional analysis suffers from a profound failure of imagination. It imagines passing clouds to be permanent and is blind to powerful, long- term shifts taking place in full view of the world.” Dr. George Friedman, Founder and Chief Executive, STRATFOR “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century”

3 Privately-owned international news and geopolitical intelligence organization STRATFOR was founded in 1996 by Dr. George Friedman –Author of the newly released book The Next Decade –Author of the New York Times best-seller The Next 100 Years –The Next 100 Years was translated into 20 languages including Polish, Russian, Slovakian, German, Dutch, Turkish, Spanish and many others. Highly-respected and quoted/featured across national U.S. media organizations –NY Times –The Economist –Barron’s –Time –Fortune –The Huffington Post – –The Wall Street Journal –American Free Press –Los Angeles Times WHO WE ARE

4 WHAT WE DO Specialize in independent and unbiased global monitoring, insight and analysis Provide highly accurate forecasting using proven geopolitical methodology Provide in-depth reporting in targeted regional and topical market segments (security, terrorism, energy, politics, oil, financial, labor, natural disasters, etc.) Maintain highly trained analysts who assess and filter global intelligence in real-time Inform readers, government and military agencies, multinational organizations and businesses, and higher education institutions how to reduce risk, maximize opportunities and identify international hotspots, crises and geopolitically significant events

5 ACCURATE ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING Forecast: STRATFOR warned in its 2005 Decade Forecast that there were troubles ahead for the European Union that would shake its political foundation. Reality: The economic crisis in the eurozone, which became evident in 2009, supports this prediction: The crisis has raised questions as to whether the euro will continue to survive, and underscored Germany’s pivotal – and increasingly powerful – role within the region. Forecast: STRATFOR predicted as early as our 2005 annual forecast that Russia would consolidate its influence in the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Balkans and Poland. Reality: Moscow intimidated the Baltic states, destabilized the Georgian government, forged a closer relationship with Azerbaijan, formed a customs union with Kazakhstan and Belarus, and deepened defense links in Central Asia and the Balkans. Forecast: STRATFOR predicted in its 1995-2005 Decade Forecast, published in 1996, that East Asian economies were at the peak of their growth cycle. Reality: East Asia experienced a serious financial crisis in 1997. Forecast: In July 2007, we predicted that Turkey would emerge from its post-Ottoman period of internal focus and move to reclaim its role as a regional power. Reality: This can be seen with Turkey’s challenge to Israel over the Gaza blockade and its increasing influence in the region. Forecast: In September 2009, STRATFOR repeated cautions that al Qaeda operatives remained fixated on airlines as targets, anticipating future attempts to smuggle unusual explosive devices or components for improvised explosive devices aboard passenger aircraft. Reality: The warnings were borne out on December 25, when a Nigerian suspect smuggled IED components onto a Northwest Airlines flight that landed in Detroit, Michigan.

6 WHO READS STRATFOR? STRATFOR’s global reputation continues to grow: With over 300,000 readers signed up to receive STRATFOR's two free weekly analyses (one on geopolitics and one on security) that are re-circulated to approximately 2 million readers worldwide, our readership is rapidly expanding. With over 300,000 readers signed up to receive STRATFOR's two free weekly analyses (one on geopolitics and one on security) that are re-circulated to approximately 2 million readers worldwide, our readership is rapidly expanding. STRATFOR’s paid subscribers include approximately 30,000 individual readers plus tens of thousands of institutional and corporate readers from: STRATFOR’s paid subscribers include approximately 30,000 individual readers plus tens of thousands of institutional and corporate readers from: -Large governmental organizations worldwide -Educational institutions throughout the world, including university libraries -Military and intelligence organizations -Non-governmental organizations worldwide -Multinational corporations

7 STRATFOR’S AUDIENCE Individuals who want to better understand world events. Public Sector U.S. Federal (civilian and DOD) State/local government Foreign governments Embassies First responders Universities Libraries Multinational organizations NGOs International regulatory agencies Professional/trade associations Think tanks/research groups Multinational corporations across multiple market sectors: Manufacturing Technology Telecommunications Transportation Defense contractors Media (domestic and international organizations) Wire services Periodicals Radio/television Online Freelance journalists Finance Insurance Infrastructure Energy

8 AUDIENCE PROFILE –Finance –Insurance –Infrastructure –Energy

9 PRODUCTS/SERVICES A broad portfolio of products and deep resources to meet your personal or business information needs Special topics reports Strategic monitoring Intelligence guides Video E-mail alerts Updates and newsletters Speaking engagements

10 CONTENT A distinct approach to global intelligence and content delivery Assesses and filters open source and proprietary intelligence from around the world Print/online media Television Radio STRATFOR intelligence networks Applies geopolitical methodology to isolate the most critical updates, events and trends for subscribers Allows subscribers to customize the frequency of alerts based on urgency and geographic/topic interest

11 CONTENT DELIVERY SITUATION REPORTS (SITREPS) Short, concise updates on the latest developments and breaking news (50-90 per day) ANALYSIS Longer, in-depth articles on key geopolitical or security issues (3-9 per day) SPECIAL REPORTS Data/insight-driven white papers that analyze and spotlight keys issues and events shaping critical security and geopolitical trends SPECIAL SERIES Multiple, interconnected reports that highlight a particular topic of interest within the security and/or geopolitical spheres FORECASTS High-level look at significant geopolitical trends/drivers and how they might impact decision-makers and nation states –Decade Forecast (every five years) –Annual Forecast (January) –Quarterly Forecast (April, July, October)

12 E-MAIL ALERTS AND NEWSLETTERS HIGH-LEVEL ANALYSIS Intelligence Guidance Key questions and priorities on the top geopolitical issues/events for the coming week (produced for STRATFOR internal use and shared with subscribers) Geopolitical Diary Reflections on the most important geopolitical event(s) of the day Geopolitical Weekly In-depth analysis of the most important geopolitical issue of the week from Founder and Chief Executive Dr. George Friedman Security Weekly In-depth analysis of the most important security issue of the week from Vice President of Tactical Intelligence Scott Stewart

13 E-MAIL ALERTS AND NEWSLETTERS (cont’d) GLOBAL DIGESTS/UPDATES World Snapshot (daily) At-a-glance summaries and links to the most recent updates/developments from Weekly Wrap-up (Fridays) A round-up of the week’s top stories/developments across key geographical areas and market segments Africa Americas Asia Pacific Economics/Finance Energy Europe Former Soviet Union Middle East Military Politics South Asia Terrorism/Security

14 E-MAIL ALERTS AND NEWSLETTERS (cont’d) SECURITY/MILITARY COVERAGE Mexico Security Memo Tactical analysis, incident reports and graphical representations of security challenges related to Mexico’s war on drug trafficking and cartel violence A Week in the War: Afghanistan An overview of STRATFOR’s on-going coverage of the war in Afghanistan U.S. Naval Update Map Weekly documentation/tracking of U.S. naval assets around the globe China Security Memo Tactical analysis, incident reports and graphical representations of security challenges related to the Chinese investment climate

15 E-MAIL ALERTS AND NEWSLETTERS (cont’d) VIDEOS Dispatch (daily) Commentary and perspectives from STRATFOR executives and analysts on key issues and hot topics Above the Tearline (Tuesdays) Analysis of significant security-related issues and developments by Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton Agenda: With George Friedman (Fridays) Perspectives and insights on current geopolitical trends from STRATFOR’s Founder and Chief Executive

16 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Engage STRATFOR to inform, educate and train your teams/event attendees From hands-on training with focused workgroups to sought-after forecasting in front of thousands, STRATFOR will keep your audiences captivated with actionable intelligence STRATFOR’s team of geopolitical experts are available to share global insights and perspectives that help you meet your mission and strategic objectives Conference/Event Keynotes Analyst Briefings Teleconferences Training

17 MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS and DISTRIBUTION Reuters Insider (video) Forbes Business Insider (online) Digital Globe (satellite imagery) iTunes (iPhone, iPad YouTube Yahoo Video AOL Video US Library of Congress Video Archives Web TV platforms, including TiVo, Apple TV, Roku, Boxee, Major brand Web-enabled TVs, including Samsung, Sony, Vizio

18 STRATFOR is your premier global news partner. Let us work with you to provide essential, Web-based information and analyses — delivered daily to your desktop — that support your news gathering efforts. A partnership with STRATFOR can provide more in-depth information for your readers and give you access to our global experts.

19 For more information, please contact: Meredith Friedman VP Communications (512) 744 4301

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