The United States will no longer play global policeman, and no one else wants the job. This is not a G-7 or a G-20 world. Welcome to the GZERO, a world made volatile by an intensifying international battle for power and influence. Every week on this podcast, Ian Bremmer will interview the world leaders and the thought leaders shaping our GZERO World.
Can we fix the planet the same way we broke it? Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert on extreme climate solutions
In a wide-ranging interview with Ian Bremmer, Pulitzer Prize-winning climate journalist Elizabeth Kolbert assesses the current state of the climate crisis and answers a simple question: how screwed are we? She unpacks some of the more extreme climate solutions that some increasingly desperate nations are starting to consider. Such measures may sound like stuff of science fiction as times become more desperate, their appeal is growing. Can we fix the planet the same way we broke it?
Vaccine Nationalism Risks Prolonging Pandemic, According to Chief Scientist, WHO
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan calls for a massive increase in the global vaccine supply in order to prevent the rise of more dangerous and vaccine-evading super-variants, in a wide-ranging interview with Ian Bremmer. Dr. Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization, argues that vaccine nationalism will only prolong the pandemic because a virus does not stop at any national border. She also weighs in on a controversial new WHO report investigating the origins of COVID-19 and new vaccine types.
Italy In Europe's Spotlight: Insights From Former PM Enrico Letta
Whoever said, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” clearly could not envision what would become of Italian politics. Since 1989 the country has had 18 prime ministers, six in the last decade alone. But Italy’s new leader, Mario Draghi (nicknamed “Super Mario”) looks like he just might deliver positive change—and political stability—to Italy, according to Enrico Letta, one of those six prime ministers to have resigned in the last ten years. Letta joins Ian Bremmer on this episode of the GZERO
Why the Pandemic Has Been Worse for Women: Insights from UN Women's Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director for UN Women, joins Ian Bremmer on the GZERO World podcast to discuss the toll COVID-19 has taken on the global fight for gender equality and the toll that it has taken on girls, in particular. In fact, the UN estimates that as many as 11 million girls who left school because of the pandemic will never return. At the same time, it is women who occupy the majority of frontline and healthcare jobs.
Is the US Misjudging the Middle East’s Power Shifts? Vali Nasr's View
“Pivot to Asia” was the catchphrase floating around Washington DC’s foreign policy circles in 2009, yet the Middle East continues to consume US military and diplomatic efforts. Now President Biden is determined to change that as he moves to confront China. But according to Johns Hopkins scholar Vali Nasr, Biden’s approach to the Middle East will have to adapt to the once-in-a-generation power grab occurring between Iran, Israel, and Turkey while Arab nations in the region increasingly lose influence
Authoritarianism’s Enduring Appeal: Anne Applebaum Discusses
From the Philippines to Hungary to Venezuela, countries across the world have embraced authoritarian rule, in many cases with significant popular support. What is the enduring appeal of authoritarianism, how susceptible is the United States to its sway, and what has the pandemic done to accelerate its growth? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum joins Ian Bremmer to discuss.
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