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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.

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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.

    What US midterms tell us about the state of US democracy

    What US midterms tell us about the state of US democracy

    Remember when the US midterms were boring? As the dust settles on the most surprising US midterm elections in decades, ‘what’ happened is becoming clearer, but ‘why’ it happened is a harder question to answer.
     
    On the GZERO World podcast, Ian Bremmer tries to make sense of the outcome with NPR's White House correspondent, Tamara Keith. They break down the reasons for the election results that no one predicted and analyze the issues that led more voters to support Democrats. They discuss the power struggles in the GOP and look at the road ahead to 2024 for both parties.

    • 24 min
    European unity vs Putin, energy shortages, & economic pain

    European unity vs Putin, energy shortages, & economic pain

    Europe is bracing for a tough winter ahead. An escalating Russia/Ukraine war has mobilized much of Europe to Kyiv’s cause, but it’s also rocked the region, bringing a plethora of economic, political, and social challenges that will last long after the war is over. How will the continent make it out of what looks to be a particularly bleak winter? On the GZERO World podcast, Ian Bremmer discusses all that and more with German diplomat Christoph Heusgen, who served as his country’s Ambassador to the United Nations and is now the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference.

    • 25 min
    The biggest threats to US national security, foreign and domestic

    The biggest threats to US national security, foreign and domestic

    From Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to China’s vision for a new global order, there’s plenty keeping President Joe Biden’s national security officials up at night. On the GZERO World podcast, Ian Bremmer and New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger break down the top foreign and domestic threats outlined in the Biden administration's recently released National Security Strategy document.
     
    According to the report, the No. 1 external danger is not Russia but rather China. Sanger explains why he believes Taiwan's status as a semiconductor superpower may be staving off a Chinese invasion. As for the Russia-Ukraine war, Sanger talks about the "Ukraine paradox" - the better Ukraine gets at resisting Russia, the more likely Vladimir Putin might launch a tactical nuke (and, Sanger notes, he might just get away with it.) But the biggest threat to America's national security could well be at home —an “insider threat" to the stability of the election system coming from Americans willing to engage in political violence.

    • 31 min
    What if China’s power keeps growing?

    What if China’s power keeps growing?

    As China's leader Xi Jinping begins an unprecedented third term in office, it's fair to ask: how much will China's future affect the whole world? On the GZERO World podcast, Ian Bremmer speaks to global markets expert and investor Antoine van Agtmael, who believes this will be the "Chinese century."
    They discuss the future of globalization and whether the term “emerging markets”— a term coined by Agtmael himself to describe nations transitioning to developed economies – still applies to much of the world. Some of those economies are in decline, but some like China have gone beyond that category. In fact, China is now the second largest economy in the world and is set to surpass the largest, that of the United States.

    • 28 min
    Can the US get its act together? Susan Glasser & Peter Baker on the world’s greatest geopolitical crisis

    Can the US get its act together? Susan Glasser & Peter Baker on the world’s greatest geopolitical crisis

    Whatever the US midterm elections are about this time around, one thing is clear: the results will have global ripple effects on US relations with Russia, China, and the state of democracy itself. Ian Bremmer speaks to two of Washington’s top reporters: DC power couple and co-authors Susan Glasser, Washington columnist for The New Yorker, and Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, in a GZERO World podcast recorded in front of a live audience in New York City. They discuss their bestselling new book on former president Trump “The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021," the upcoming US midterms, Russia, and the state of American democracy in 2022.

    • 19 min
    Winter is coming. Global recession, too?

    Winter is coming. Global recession, too?

    Inflation is on the rise, at a rate we haven't seen in through in decades. Is a global recession inevitable? Ian Bremmer speaks to Kristina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and David Malpass, President of the World Bank, on the GZERO World podcast. Both guests are leading global efforts to get inflation under control, lift millions out of extreme poverty and prevent the next global recession. Whether they’ll succeed is very much an open question.
     
    Malpass says the chances of a global recession in 2023 are 50/50, though he is more worried that the middle-income and poorest countries are moving backward in education, health, food insecurity, and capital flows. He also clarifies his views on climate change.
     
    Georgieva says the risk of a global recession has gone up due to three major reasons: the big global economies are slowing down, inflation is speeding up, and the world’s global order is fragmenting. She also explains how Europe should brace itself for a dark winter, even though the next one will be even harder. The silver lining, however, is that Europe is going to accelerate its green transition.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

zxxcb. ,

220- US Midterm Shakeout

Ian I listened to this pod with your guest Tamara Keith 3 times and this division and media hype election fraud rhetoric conversation with very little credit being given to Joe Biden and Democratic consistent messaging ignited the Youth vote which you didn’t even mention! Biden’s Presidential representation to the world in Bali with side discussions with XI Jinping was a vital tamp down to “tensions” escalating. Diplomacy is paramount to world peace. All media and polling agencies are collectively responsible for fueling this “divisiveness” and disinformation leading up to our Midterm elections. KF- Albuquerque, NM

Gmaqtx ,

Excellent interview

Thank you for the insightful interview with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Going to go back and listen to more of your podcasts!

dylanator247 ,

Not woke enough! 😤

This show needs more Demonrats on it and more pro-BLM/Antifa stuff 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽🇷🇺🇨🇳🇰🇵🇸🇾🇧🇾

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