POLITICAL FUTURES
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.
Trump’s next steps
by Ian Bremmer - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The votes have now been counted in the first US national election of the Donald Trump era and, as expected, the Democrats have seized majority control of the House of Representatives, significantly shifting the political...
Standoff over Syria’s Idlib province
by Ian Bremmer - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am
For the moment, Syria’s final remaining rebel stronghold remains quiet. Turkey’s government has brokered a deal that delays the day of judgment when Bashar al-Assad’s army, backed by Russia, will...
Where do we look next?
by Ian Bremmer - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
A decade ago, US financial services giant Lehman Brothers collapsed. That event triggered the landslide that became the most severe global financial crisis since the 1930s.
The true Trump threat
by Ian Bremmer - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Donald Trump doesn’t like being told what he must or must not do.
Turmoil in Latin America
by Ian Bremmer - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
So much recent media attention on Latin America has focused on the political crisis and economic catastrophe in Venezuela — and with good reason.
Iran’s dangerous ride
by Ian Bremmer - June 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Not so long ago, things were looking up for Iran. The 2015 nuclear deal its government agreed with the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany lifted tough sanctions, allowing for a sharp increase in Iran’s...
Winners and losers of a Kim-Trump deal
by Ian Bremmer - May 9, 2018 - 12:00am
What if Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un really do make a deal? There is plenty of reason for skepticism. Why would Kim surrender the nuclear weapons program he has worked so hard to expand?
The politics of us vs them
by Ian Bremmer - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Workers everywhere fear lost jobs and wages.
Germany and the world
by Ian Bremmer - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
After five months without a government, members of the center-left SPD have now voted to join another coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Tensions in the US-China relationship
by Ian Bremmer - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
In Davos and during his recent State of the Union address to Congress, Donald Trump made clear that he means to get tough with China. This US president has an “outdated Cold War mentality,” responded...
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