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Ian Bremmer

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Can The U.S. Be Trusted As An Ally?

(9) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Ian Bremmer is president of the Eurasia Group and author, most recently, of "Every Nation For Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-20 World."

Washington's current climate of gridlock and shutdown isn't doing the U.S. economic recovery any favors, but the rebound continues. A U.S.-led revolution in energy production and...

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Can Marco Rubio Remix the Republican Party?

(125) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 4:18 PM

Co-authored by Mike Sard

On Tuesday, Politico's Mike Allen uncovered a hidden gem: Senator Marco Rubio (R.-FL) released a Spotify playlist of his favorite songs, spanning from Tupac and Kanye West to Coldplay and Swedish House Mafia. Entitled "What I'm Currently Listening To," Rubio's playlist

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Derek Jeter Should Stick to Baseball: Challenges at Davos

(24) Comments | Posted January 26, 2013 | 7:51 PM

Are you there, Ian? It's me, Shinzo Abe.

The last night of Davos made for some good stories and some good insights. But nothing quite like this morning. At 6:30am, I get a call. My alarm was set for 7:00 (and I was thinking about pushing it back), so I...

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Davos Lightning Round: Where Do Good Policy and Good Business Align?

(13) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 5:47 PM

Today I'm going to zap around the world a bit, outlining some global trends that are areas of opportunity, both for promoting the World Economic Forum's commitment to "improving the state of the world" and for businesses' bottom lines. And of course, with great opportunity comes great risk. I'll touch...

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Morning in Davos?

(5) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 4:49 PM

In Davos, we see firsthand that the sunny and the snowy can coexist. The same holds true for bullish and bearish signals in the global economy this year.

But despite the risks and uncertainty, it seems positive sentiment is modestly winning out at the World Economic Forum in 2013....

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Davos' Dark Knight Unmasked

(12) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 6:32 PM

With the eurozone crisis "in remission," and the economic outlook moderately more stable across the developed world, the biggest global risks in 2013 stem from emerging markets. We have turmoil throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Tensions surrounding China's rise abound; in fact, I'd peg China-Japan as...

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Davos: The 2013 Sneak Preview

(47) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 3:20 PM

It's that time of the year again, as 2,600 politicians, thought leaders, executives, and media elites make their way to a mountain in Switzerland. What compels them to make the trek? As usual, the summit--and the jet-fueled pilgrimage to attend--gives a whole new meaning to the phrase 'It's not where...

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A World Without A Moral Guidepost?

(257) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 10:58 AM

On Describing The Age We Live In Today

Today, we are living in a global political order that has become unmoored from when the underlying trend was toward U.S.-led globalization. We have much less of a single moral guidepost.

We're losing some of our moral sensibilities -- and perhaps more...

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The Arab Summer

(46) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 9:56 AM

By Ian Bremmer and David Gordon

The furious protests that have toppled autocrats and roiled politics across North Africa and the Middle East for the past two years will enter a new phase in 2013. Arab Spring will give way to Arab Summer, as the region faces a series of...

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Winners and Losers in the G-Zero World

(2) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 7:05 PM

It's always very encouraging to see a thoughtful response to a book I've written, and I welcome a good debate. Alexandre Kateb makes some interesting refutations of my G-Zero thesis, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to address them.

One of Alexandre's main...

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Welcome to the G-Zero Era

(36) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 2:31 PM

In January, John Baird told me he was proud that his first trip as Canada's new foreign minister was to Beijing rather than Washington. Canada values its ties with America, he said, and wants to sign a trade pact with Europe. But building new bridges to Asia will help protect...

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The Power Of Political Myth

(13) Comments | Posted June 7, 2010 | 9:57 AM

Over the course of my book tour, I've gotten a thousand different kinds of questions. But there are two recurring themes in some of them that I want to address here. Both themes are based on myths.

Myth #1- The free market has failed.

Myths are tools we...

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Does 'The End Of The Free Market' Mean The End Of Big Oil And The Multi-National Corporation?

(18) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 7:38 AM

Last week, I posed the question that serves as subtitle for my book: who wins the war between states and corporations?

The answer is pretty simple. A corporation that finds itself at war with a state these days is in big trouble. We've had one...

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Have We Really Come To 'The End Of The Free Market'?

(37) Comments | Posted May 24, 2010 | 8:45 AM

When you write a book called The End of the Free Market, you can be pretty sure what the first question is going to be: "Do you really believe we're seeing the end of the free market? Really?"

Yes, I do. But there are two important caveats. Not everywhere...

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'The End Of The Free Market': Why America Must Defend The Free Market Economy (VIDEO)

(79) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 10:47 AM

Breaking News: This is not free market capitalism's finest hour.

Greece has provided the eurozone with its largest ever stress test. The EU and IMF have ridden to the rescue, but that's hardly a ringing endorsement for the world's largest ever experiment in capitalism without borders. Things aren't going...

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Hugo Chavez's Most Dangerous Enemy? It's Chavez Himself

(11) Comments | Posted November 14, 2007 | 6:03 PM

In proven and unproven reserves, Venezuela is believed to control some 270 billion barrels of oil, the deepest supply in the world. As crude prices lurch toward $100 per barrel, President Hugo Chavez would appear to hold the only weapon he needs to further tighten his grip on domestic political...

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Brazil's Economic Growth Shouldn't Be Overlooked

(6) Comments | Posted October 17, 2007 | 5:33 PM

When it comes to emerging-market success stories, Brazil is usually the most overlooked of the so-called BRIC countries, a group that includes Russia, India and China. Trends underlying Brazil's political development and the country's ability to profit from a favorable international investment climate suggest that's a mistake.

The story behind...

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Despite Russian Provocations, No New Cold War on Horizon

(11) Comments | Posted August 21, 2007 | 7:05 PM

Russia's newly assertive foreign policy has now reached the top of the world. On Aug. 2, a submarine crew planted a titanium Russian flag in the yellowish seabed more than two miles beneath the North Pole, laying Moscow's claim to nearly half the Arctic Ocean floor -- and its potentially...

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Zimbabwe's Ruined Economy May Signal End For Mugabe

(5) Comments | Posted August 7, 2007 | 12:10 PM

Robert Mugabe may finally be losing his grip on Zimbabwe's throat. The accelerated decline of what's left of Zimbabwe's economy might soon leave the embattled president without the cash to pay off those on whom his political survival will depend. As prices spike and waves of Zimbabweans flee the country...

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With Blair Gone, U.S.-U.K. Relations May be a Little Less 'Special'

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2007 | 6:27 PM

Tony Blair's passionate, articulate support for George W. Bush's decision to invade and occupy Iraq earned him considerable gratitude from the war's American supporters and ringing denunciations from its British critics. Blair proved to be Bush's indispensable ally. Friends and foes alike of Bush policy are now wondering if Britain's...

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