Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm, and president of GZERO Media. He is the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time magazine, where he writes about China, U.S. foreign policy, and geopolitics. Dubbed a “rising guru” in the field of political risk by the Economist, he is the author of the New York Times best-seller, “Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism,” which explores the consequences of globalism.
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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.”
Ian Bremmer speaks with LinkedIn Editors about the future of China.
"China will expand its Belt and Road development strategy of large-scale investment in foreign countries, extending Beijing’s economic and political influence abroad as the U.S. long-term commitment to its regional allies wavers. More important, Xi will continue to protect plans that allow China to compete for access to, and development of, the emerging information and communication technologies crucial for both national security and prosperity in the 21st century."
"This week marks the 40th anniversary of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s decision to “reform and open up” China to the rest of the world. To celebrate the occasion, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a major, 80-minute address on Dec.18 to political and business leaders in Beijing."
"Not so long ago, U.S. leaders predicted that economic development and the birth of a middle class in China would inevitably move that nation toward democracy. Instead, China’s leadership has profited from a weaker West. It has seized on opportunities created by European fragmentation and political dysfunction in Washington to offer China as an alternative model of stability and development."
"But the most important stop will be in Beijing, where Trump will meet President Xi Jinping for the first time since the Chinese leader heralded a “new era” in global politics at his pivotal party congress in October. Trump will try to project strength while calling for closer cooperation on North Korea and on resolving trade disputes. But he arrives at a moment when China, not the U.S., is the single most powerful actor in the global economy."
"In China, by contrast, 280 million people watched AlphaGo win. There, what really mattered was that a machine owned by a California company, Alphabet, the parent of Google, had conquered a game invented more than 2,500 years ago in Asia."
An interview between Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Ian Bremmer.
"Apple is really good at high-end consumer products that have secure data. Why would China want you to have that?" Bremmer asked. "That's completely opposed to the Chinese model."
"'Increasingly the foreign policy establishment in the United States... does believe that China is a strategic competitor of the United States; that's in the national security doctrine but is also a feeling that is much broader,' says Dr Ian Bremmer, author of nine books, and founder and president of global political risk research and consultancy Eurasia Group, and GZero Media."
"China continues to take a long-term, government-led and -funded approach to global trade and investment, noted Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, one of the world’s foremost political scientists, in a keynote conversation with Oracle CEO Mark Hurd."