Stratfor is an American research group and publisher founded in 1996 in Austin, Texas. Stratfor's business model is to provide individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, its online publication, and to perform intelligence gathering for corporate clients. The focus of Stratfor's content is security issues and analyzing geopolitical risk. Stratfor has published a daily intelligence briefing since its inception in 1996.
Stratfor was founded by George Friedman, who was the company's chairman. Chip Harmon was appointed president in February 2018. Fred Burton is Stratfor's chief security officer. Other executives include vice president of global analysis, Reva Goujon; senior vice president of strategic analysis, Rodger Baker; and former U.S. Special Operations Command officer Bret Boyd, vice president of custom intelligence services.