GZERO World Podcast

New technologies pose big challenges to our privacy, our jobs, even our democracies. Microsoft president Brad Smith, author with Carol Anne Brown of the new book Tools and Weapons, discusses what can be done.

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In an age of AI-powered surveillance and advanced facial recognition technology, what does it mean to be hidden? To disappear from those who are watching? Spy craft depends on it. But how can you conceal your identity in today's digital world? Jonna Mendez, the CIA's former Chief of Disguise, explains how she did it.

"Trade wars are for losers." It's something we've heard from Republicans and Democrats, alike. But as US-China trade tensions spiral from bad to worse, what is really at stake for both countries? Ian Bremmer sits down with three China experts to find out.

Political instability is rattling countries across Latin America, pushing millions of migrants to head north in search of a better future. Ian Bremmer examines that dynamic and interviews Moises Naím, a syndicated Venezuelan columnist who used to run Foreign Policy magazine.

After eight years of civil war in Syria, with hundreds of thousands of its citizens dead and millions more fleeing the country, one question looms large: how did things get so bad? During those early days of peaceful protest, what prompted a shoot-to-kill order from the highest levels of government? The answer begins with the rise to power of the Assad family.

Cities are stepping up to address the world's thorniest challenges, from climate change to migration. Ian Bremmer sits down with three mayors from across the globe to talk about how their cities are taking on the world's most pressing problems.

Ian Bremmer sits down with Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb to examine cutting-edge research on the galaxies -- everything from interstellar travel to black holes.

America nearly launched into a major military confrontation with Iran. Then Trump backed off. So what happened? Ian Bremmer looks into it with one of the world's foremost Iran experts, Karim Sadjadpour.