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Matthew Gertken

Senior Analyst, STRATFOR, Texas, USA
Matthew GertkenMatthew Gertken

Matthew Gertken is a senior analyst at Stratfor, where he focuses on politics and economics in Japan, South East Asia, and the broader Asia-Pacific, including China. He produces analysis, forecasts, special reports, and executive briefings for Fortune 500 clients and other leading companies around the world. He has also researched topics in Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa, and Latin America. He earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, where his dissertation focused on literature and geopolitics at the dawn of the British Empire. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s from the University of Kansas.


Articles by this Author

  • Stability Proves Testing for China
    by Matthew Gertken
    Matthew Gertken is a Geopolitical Analyst at STRATFOR. He is responsible for researching and writing analysis, shaping forecasts, and assessing the geopolitical implications of events on a wide range of topics and regions for STRATFOR readers and clients.Gertken joined STRATFOR in 2008 as an analyst covering east and southeast Asia. He has also researched and written analysis on topics in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Currently he is...
  • Balances and Imbalances in the two major Asian economies
    by Matthew Gertken
    East Asia has passed through anticolonial revolutions, civil wars, rapid growth, and financial crises. Now it hosts a number of populous, prosperous, and increasingly self-confident states with greater means than ever of acting independently to secure their resources and territory. It is ripe for competition and conflict.The region divides up geographically into blocs. One obvious grouping consists of the major archipelagos—Japan, the...

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