Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm, and president of GZERO Media. Dubbed a “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, he is a prolific thought leader and author. His most recent book, “Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism,” explores the consequences of globalism, and the technology that has come with it, around the world.
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Katy Waldman interviews Ian Bremmer, Slate, March 6, 2012
Bremmer and Musacchio debate, This house believes that state capitalism is a viable alternative to liberal capitalism, for the Economist.
With Europe, China and the U.S. in crisis, the real question is which of them will stumble first.
Unrest, inflation and an aging populace stand in the way of the Middle Kingdom's touted domination.
We are now living in a G-Zero world, one in which no single country or bloc of countries has the political and economic leverage -- or the will -- to drive a truly international agenda.
The world's two great powers are growing dangerously hostile to one another. Could this be worse than the cold war?
Across the world the free market is being overtaken by state capitalism, a system in which the state is the leading economic actor.
The shift is greatest on values: independent America renounces exceptionalism, the notion that the US actively promotes democracy, civil rights, and rule of law. Trump's approach toward alliances, and multilateral institutions more broadly, is transactional.
Ian Bremmer, founder of the risk-assessment firm Eurasia Group, explains which Trump White House controversies you should focus on--and which ones are just for show.
This in no way is going to help to resolve the most challenging war in the Middle East today.
“If you want to be sure the near-term pain a trade battle would impose on U.S. workers will prove worthwhile in the long run, you'd better have allies—both political and military,” writes Ian Bremmer.
President Xi will be extremely sensitive to external challenges to his country's interests at a time when all eyes are on his leadership.
Ian Bremmer argues, “The populist backlash in the U.S. and across the entirety of Europe is a backlash to globalism, and it’s only set to intensify (and expand beyond the U.S. and Europe) over the coming years, making “us vs them”—the conflict between the winners and losers in this emerging world order—a fundamental challenge to the liberal democratic model.”
“The introduction of robotics and AI across the globe, even on a limited scale, will sharply reduce the low-wage advantage that helps poor countries and poor people become middle-income countries and middle-class consumers.”
“The storms creating turmoil in the US and Europe - including technological change in the workplace and a deepening sense of grievance at income inequality - are now crossing into the developing world, where governments and institutions aren't ready.”
Ian Bremmer argues, “The dramatic rise of anti-establishment political movements has been greatly impacted by information technologies that allow individuals to understand the world through an ever-narrower lens of beliefs and facts they already agree with.”
Ian Bremmer argues, “Today, most manufacturing jobs and service sector jobs in the US that are leaving are leaving because they are getting automated.”