Ian Bremmer is president of Eurasia Group and author of Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World. He tweets as @ianbremmer.
Articles by Ian Bremmer
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 07:46 PM IST
As for the Amazon fires, deforestation accounted for one-third of the destruction of the world’s tropical forests in 2019. Trump, a climate sceptic, was willing to ignore the implications of this destruction, but the Joe Biden administration has joined with European leaders to combine offers of financial help for Brazil with pressure on Bolsonaro to reverse course on the Amazon policy
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2020 10:15 PM IST
World leaders fended off the 2008 slowdown together. But this time, it has been different
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 06:07 PM IST
The world is in a situation that it hasn’t been in before — globalisation, geopolitics and economics all turning negative at the same time, while the world’s physical environment becomes increasingly inhospitable.
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:54 PM IST
If there is one thing that unites the world in 2019, it’s anger at governments—that should worry both governments and the people that are raging against them
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UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 06:44 AM IST
The biggest impact of impeachment proceedings will be to push the US closer to a constitutional crisis with the 2020 election at its heart. It will call into question the legitimacy of the American political process itself
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Liberal democracy faces its share of challenges, but EGF’s report indicates that people in the countries surveyed tend to differentiate between US government policies and the principles of individual rights and freedoms that American democracy provides
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 07:32 PM IST
One system is Aadhaar which has the potential to be transformative, but is not without perils
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:27 PM IST
Russia, China, and Africa will sow new divisions among EU states in coming years—and at a time when European consensus on important questions is already facing extraordinary stress
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 05:19 PM IST
Democracy, like technology, evolves. No one can say with confidence that any autocrat will govern for life. But for many governments around the world, lasting authoritarian rule is becoming a much more realistic option
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 11:38 AM IST
There’s no guarantee that true change is imminent. Maduro has proven his staying power again and again, mainly because Venezuela’s military has yet to decide that keeping him is costlier and more risky than packing him off into exile.
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 10:26 AM IST
The greatest risk for Trump is that Republicans—voters and lawmakers—decide they can no longer afford his leadership
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 06:39 PM IST
Chinese leaders are now well aware that this expansion is creating a backlash in Asia, and elsewhere, as policymakers and companies in neighbouring countries see threats embedded in Beijing’s plans.
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 01:04 PM IST
Donald Trump’s political talents should not be underestimated, and many presidents, including Obama, have recovered from midterm defeats to win re-election, sometimes easily.
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 03:12 PM IST
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 04:50 PM IST
And there is surely more to come. How do we prepare for a world where, two years from now, the country you care most about may be governed by someone you’ve never heard of and a political party that doesn’t yet exist? The pace of change is head-spinning.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2018 05:31 PM IST
Mounting corruption, credibility crisis and public anger have become common features throughout Latin America
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2018 03:49 PM IST
As US influence recedes with a partial drawdown of troops, China will gain another step toward becoming East Asia’s dominant diplomatic and economic player.
The turmoil in the US and Europe — including tech change and inequality — are crossing into the developing world
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 07:33 AM IST
Where do all those energetic, ambitious young people go? The youth bulge we see in many developing countries can move from economic advantage to political threat as their path out of poverty is blocked. If they never join the active workforce, they will never have access to the education and training needed to earn 21st century jobs, and they know their children will fare no better
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:08 PM IST
As she begins her fourth and final term as Germany’s chancellor, her party remains Germany’s strongest, and she is more popular than the party. Germany’s economy will continue to expand. Unfortunately, Europe and the world need more leadership than a frustrated and erratic Donald Trump and a beleaguered Angela Merkel can provide.
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2018 01:28 PM IST
Here’s the problem: Each side believes the other is more vulnerable. Trump officials believe that China needs continuous access to US markets to avoid a sharp economic slowdown that might provoke a political crisis. Chinese officials believe their president is much less vulnerable to pressure than Trump, who must listen to continuous complaints from US business leaders and face voters again soon enough
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2018 06:22 PM IST
As he begins his second five-year term, Xi has consolidated enough power at home to redefine China’s external environment and set new rules within it. His timing is perfect; China is stepping forward just at the moment that a politically embattled and distracted US president is scaling back US commitment to traditional allies and alliances. The United States has created a vacuum, and China stands ready to fill it
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2017 06:42 PM IST
In the new year, we’ll begin to see more clearly that connections between politics, security, and our economies are changing more quickly and becoming more complex than we might have imagined when 2017 began
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2017 02:31 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi’s charisma, his determined push for economic development and his anti-corruption drive have made him broadly popular.
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2017 03:11 PM IST
The current government’s promises to turn things around don’t have much credibility. Jacob Zuma has survived nearly 800 separate charges of fraud, money-laundering, and graft, a court ruling that he violated the country’s constitution, multiple votes of no-confidence, and a rape trial. South Africa’s Central Bank governor has now called for a public investigation into ties between Zuma, business leaders, and a family of Indian businessmen known as the Guptas.
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2017 10:00 AM IST
Whether it is in Asia, Africa or Europe, China is using investment to get what it wants from countries and governments in need
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2017 09:35 PM IST
Germany under Angela Merkel and France under Emmanuel Macron are the bright spots, while developments in Italy, Turkey and Poland give cause for concern
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2017 04:31 PM IST
The Trump administration’s often rejectionist ‘America First’ approach to the rest of the world has given a new urgency for federal states and big cities in the US to strengthen ties with foreign governments, on issues like tackling climate change
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2017 04:10 PM IST
Who is leader of the free world today? Not Trump, the first US president since the 1930s who does not believe that international leadership is in the US national interest. Is it Europe? China?
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2017 01:28 PM IST
Given claims of North Korea and Kim Jong-un having developed intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads, Donald Trump will have to be very careful in dealing with the country
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2017 10:28 PM IST
Le Pen might not have majority support, but her voters seem much more motivated than those of any of her rivals. Last November, Donald Trump won support from just 26% of eligible US voters. Given the lukewarm support for Hillary Clinton and the decision by millions of Americans to stay home, Trump’s passionate 26% proved just enough for victory