POLITICAL FUTURES
US elections 2020
by Ian Bremmer - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
For most of the summer, former Vice President Joe Biden has maintained a sizeable polling lead over President Donald Trump in the race for the US presidency.
Deteriorating US-China relations
by Ian Bremmer - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Chinese President Xi Jinping had successfully spent the last three years channeling the Trump administration’s belligerence toward Beijing into more support for himself at home, and more sympathy for China...
Merkel’s steady leadership
by Ian Bremmer - July 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Strong leaders rise in times of crisis.
Goldilocks crisis
by Ian Bremmer - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am
These last few months haven’t been easy. But the current pandemic may very well be the kind of crisis that the world has not only been waiting for, but actually needs.
Geopolitical troubles
by Ian Bremmer - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
As the push to reopen economies intensifies, world leaders face mounting pressure to successfully balance health concerns, national economies and their own political futures. That’s true of US President Donald...
The next world order
by Ian Bremmer - May 2, 2020 - 12:00am
9/11 shook the world. So did the global financial crisis of 2008/2009. Neither compares to coronavirus.
Havoc
by Ian Bremmer - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has already upended global financial markets.
The US Middle East Plan
by Ian Bremmer - February 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The US doesn’t need the Middle East the way it used to.
Worse yet to come
by Ian Bremmer - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
US President Donald Trump has been in office for three years. In those three years, he’s upended political norms both at home and abroad, realigned US political divisions from “left vs. right” into...
Difficult years ahead
by Ian Bremmer - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Fewer people today live in extreme poverty than at any other point in history.
Popular anger
by Ian Bremmer - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The world isn’t fair. But that’s not new; what’s new is the speed and intensity with which popular fury at this unfairness is boiling over into sustained political protests.
The Ukraine scandal
by Ian Bremmer - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
There have been impeachment trials in the US before, but never in an environment as polarized as this one.
From Pax Americana to geopolitical recession
by Ian Bremmer - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not you; global politics really have been going haywire lately.
America first, old friends second
by Ian Bremmer - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Conventional pundit wisdom has it that Donald Trump’s “America First” approach to foreign policy — unilateral, transactional, dismissive of history — has isolated the US like never...
Digital TPP
by Ian Bremmer - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Back in the fall of 2016, both the Republican and Democratic candidates for the US presidency came out against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), an enormous trade deal that would have tied together economies comprising...
The promise and peril of good governance in the 21st century
by Ian Bremmer - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
If there’s one thing that unites the people of the world today, it’s anger at establishment politicians.
New pressures on Europe
by Ian Bremmer - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
With all the attention to the never-ending legislative absurdities and self-inflicted wounds of Brexit, it’s easy to overlook the long-term challenges facing Europe.
The crisis in Venezuela
by Ian Bremmer - February 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Nearly 90 percent of Venezuelans now live in poverty. Inflation is projected to hit 10 million percent next year according to the IMF; citizens already use literal wheelbarrows of money to purchase staples like bread...
Donald Trump’s rocky road ahead in 2019
by Ian Bremmer - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Donald Trump enters 2019 locked in a fierce political battle with new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a fight he will lose. He can’t force Democrats to apportion money for a wall between the United States and Mexico,...
China and its nervous neighbors
by Ian Bremmer - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Whatever the current state of the US-China trade war, Asia’s geopolitics are fast becoming more contentious.
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