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.
Alcohol’s Role in the World, Explained by Edward Slingerland
A deep dive down the bottle to examine the role alcohol has played in society, politics, and global summitry—from the earliest hunter-gatherer days to that memorable Obama Beer Summit in 2009. Joining Ian Bremmer on the GZERO World podcast is philosopher Edward Slingerland, whose new book Drunk: HOW WE SIPPED, DANCED, AND STUMBLED OUR WAY INTO CIVILIZATION makes a compelling, if nuanced, case for alcohol’s place in the world.
How Human History Is Shaped by Disaster, According to Niall Ferguson
Stanford historian Niall Ferguson joins Ian Bremmer on the GZERO World podcast to talk about the geopolitics of disaster. Throughout human history we seem to be unable to adequately prepare for catastrophes (natural or human-caused) before they strike. Why is that? And as we emerge from the greatest calamity of our lifetimes in the COVID-19 pandemic and look to the plethora of crises that climate change has and will cause, what can we do to lessen the blow?
American Democracy is in Danger, Warns Ben Rhodes
Ben Rhodes, a former Deputy National Security Adviser to President Barack Obama, joins Ian Bremmer to talk about the state of American democracy in the 21st century. Trump, he says, cannot take all the blame for the US’s fall from grace on the global stage. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 2008 financial crisis and disinformation on social media have all played a big role too. What will it take to get America back on track and restore the country’s place in the world as a beacon of democracy?
Adam Grant Reimagines Work After COVID
Renowned organizational psychologist Adam Grant joins Ian Bremmer to talk about how the pandemic has upended what we think of as “work” and how we should reimagine the office culture in a post-pandemic world. CEOs, Grant says, seem all too eager to get employees back in their cubicles, but not all of those workers seem willing to come back full time. And what of those in the “essential workers” category who never got to work from home?
US National Security Depends on Domestic Progress: Jane Harman Explains
Jane Harman, author of "Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Make Us Less Safe," and a nine-term member of Congress (D-CA), discusses the shortcomings of the US national security strategy for the last few decades, and assesses the Biden administration's plans to strengthen it. In an interview with Ian Bremmer, she discusses the priorities for addressing critical issues at home and abroad, from the COVID pandemic to the climate crisis and terrorism.
A Former US Diplomat Rates Biden’s First Presidential Trip Abroad
Former US Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder weighs in on US President Joe Biden’s first trip abroad, which included a very important first stop at the G7 summit in the United Kingdom, and the way forward for the US and its closest friends. Did he convince allies that “America is back” and ready to resume its leadership role in global affairs? And if so, does it even matter if Americans still need to be convinced that US engagement in the world is vital? Daalder speaks with Ian Bremmer on the podcas
Thank you for the insightful interview with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Going to go back and listen to more of your podcasts!
Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌
Whether you’re already deep into your journey of understanding the forces shaping our global power dynamics, or just getting started learning what’s at play behind the scenes - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Ian does an incredible job leading conversations that pull back the veil on the factors influencing global dominance in our modern world (and makes the concepts accessible to all of us!). Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
Ian … on Brazil, you failed to mention …
Ian, Ian, Ian … I love you man and the type of information you are a purveyor of … but how in the Lord’s holy name can you discuss Brazil, Bolsonaro and Lula - with another former Brazilian President - without ever mentioning the fact that Bolseneros and his henchman had Lula jailed so Bolsonaro could win the last ejection!? … And in the context of comparisons to Trump? How did this happen? … And in the meantime, the man you interviewed illuminated nothing about what is really going on there. To my eyes - you pulled your punches and allowed this man to give a mealy-mouthed interview signifying nothing.
All I’m saying man, is that you let me down.