Is this crisis big enough? How crises can force solutions
Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine hasn’t gone to plan, BUT he has achieved something nearly unimaginable: get US Republicans and Democrats to agree on something.
And it's not just a US problem. Trust in government has plummeted all around the world, to the point that this has becoming the defining story of our era. That's why international institutions like the UN or the IMF are no longer fit for purpose.
To fix this broken system, we need a crisis. For instance, a pandemic, climate change, or Big Tech.
But it must be a crisis that's so destructive it forces us to respond fast, and together — like World War II. That's the crisis that created the international system we have today, and kept the peace until now.
In his book The Power of Crisis, Ian Bremmer looks at three looming challenges, and what we should do about them so we are not caught unprepared when the Big One hits.