GZERO World Podcast

Putin's Russia

For the past 20 years the name "Putin" has been synonymous with "Russia." Will that ever change? On our latest episode, Ian Bremmer sits down with former Ambassador to Russia and career foreign service officer Bill Burns. The two examine how Vladimir Putin's worldview was formed, and what his goals are for Russia, the U.S., and the world.

Ian Bremmer sits down with former White House Chief Strategist, and 2016 Trump campaign architect, Steve Bannon to talk impeachment acquittal, the 2020 election, and why the U.S. should be much (much) more worried about China.

Ian Bremmer sits down with Jared Kushner, author of the White House's newly-unveiled Middle East peace plan. He has tough words for Palestinian leaders after they summarily rejected his proposal and he believes it's high time they stop playing "the victimhood card."


The assassination of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani and retaliatory missile strike on a U.S. military base in Iraq led to fears that a regional conflict—or even global war—were fast approaching. Ian Bremmer breaks down the complicated history of Iran and its neighbor Iraq, and U.S. involvement with both nations. Guest and former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend offers analysis of the present situation and U.S. foreign policy mistakes over the past two decades that contributed to it.


"Decoupling." It's a word more closely associated with celebrities than global politics. But when it comes to the United States and China, it represents the biggest geopolitical shift to happen since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the latest episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer examines the implications of the two giants going their separate ways in technology. What will it mean for consumers, and will other countries be forced to pick sides in the cyber battle?


The crisis in Venezuela couldn't get any worse, until it did. Brexit had to get done, until it didn't. The Mueller Report would be a bombshell, until it landed like a dud. And Pelosi would never bring forth impeachment, until she did. This was 2019. And then on Puppet Regime it's open mic night at the White House.

There's no shortage of Democratic presidential candidates in 2020, but when it comes to Republicans it's a lonely road. Enter Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, who is attempting the unthinkable for a Republican not named Trump: He's running for President. And then on Puppet Regime, Putin gives Trump a holiday gift, and Trump takes it for a spin.

In the latest episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, we're examining enormous income and quality of life disparities in some of the most liberal, Democratic spots on the U.S. map—major cities. Urbanist and author Richard Florida explains the reasons why large urban areas contain such extremes—the richest and the poorest people often dwelling within blocks of one another. Ian first breaks down the historic trends that at one point pushed the "haves" to the suburbs and the "have nots" into inner city neighborhoods, and how that has reversed over time. Later in the program, GZERO visits the South Bronx, per capita the poorest congressional district in America, and checks in with a nonprofit group making a difference there for people in need. Room to Grow serves families with children ages 0-3, providing them resources and counseling to increase their chances of success. Finally, in Puppet Regime, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has some of his own ideas about urban development.