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.
UN Sec-Gen Guterres Has a Warning for Disunited Nations
In a frank interview on the GZERO World podcast, António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, speaks with Ian Bremmer at the UN ahead of the annual General Assembly week. Guterres discusses COVID, climate, the US-China rift, and the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, and does not mince words when it comes to the dire state of the world. “We are standing at the edge of an abyss,” Guterres warns. Amidst this peril, there remains a startling lack of trust among nations. And yet, there is still ho
A Safer America 20 Years After 9/11? Michael Chertoff and Rory Stewart Discuss
20 years have passed since 9/11, but is the US any safer? As the Taliban regains control in Afghanistan, was the War on Terror a failure or has it kept America safe from harm? On the GZERO World podcast, Ian Bremmer speaks to Michael Chertoff, who served as Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security under President George Bush; and Rory Stewart, who worked extensively in Afghanistan in his role as UK Secretary of State for International Development and beyond.
Special Edition: What Infrastructure Spending Means for You
There's a desperate need in the US to improve our infrastructure, much of which was built when the population was half the size it is today. After decades of neglect, President Biden’s infrastructure plan is poised to pump a trillion dollars into the economy to not just modernize bridges and roads, but also boost manufacturing, clean energy, and more. Living Beyond Borders, a special podcast series from GZERO brought to you by Citi Private Bank, explores those themes with experts in finance and geopolitic
Afghanistan, 2021: Three perspectives on the brutal close of a 20-year war
Two decades of war in Afghanistan came to a tragic close on August 31 as President Joe Biden announced from the White House that the last US troops had left the country. “I was not going to extend this forever war,” Biden said, “and I was not extending a forever exit.” On GZERO World, we hear from three people whose lives have been forever changed by the conflict: a woman's education activist, former Afghan Central Bank governor, and a former US Army Captain and CIA intelligence officer.
Gene Editing Tech Risks and Rewards: Dr. Jennifer Doudna's Perspective
In a wide-ranging interview with Ian Bremmer, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Jennifer Doudna discusses her groundbreaking work on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR. In their conversation she explains what CRISPR is and why it has the potential to cure diseases and fend off viruses. She also talks about the limits of this technology and advocates for a global policy consensus on what limitations there should be around gene editing.
When Sports and Politics Mix: The IOC’s Dick Pound
A look at the history of protest at the Games with Dick Pound, the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee and a former Olympic athlete himself. With COVID rates rising globally, this year’s Olympics faced some major hurdles. But the pandemic was only part of the picture. The Tokyo Games played out against a backdrop of mounting global tension surrounding gender equality, racism and human rights, leaving many people to examine the place of politics on the playing field and podium
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.