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.
David Wallace-Wells is a national fellow at the New America foundation and a columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine. He lives in New York City. David writes about climate change, his most recent work, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, examines the consequences of global warming.
Shamma Al Mazrui
Shamma Al Mazrui is the Minister of State for Youth Affairs for the United Arab Emirates. She has previously worked as a public policy analyst with the UAE Mission to the United Nations. She has also worked as a Ministry Policy Analyst with the Prime Minister’s Office and participated in the Youth Lab Innovation Think Tank.
Senator Marco Rubio from Florida serves on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Ian sits down with Senator Rubio in his Washington D.C office to discuss the external threats faced by America.
Meet The Host
Ian Bremmer is President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. He hosts the weekly digital and broadcast show, GZERO World, where he explains the key global stories of the moment, sits down for an in-depth conversation with the newsmakers and thought leaders shaping our world, and takes your questions.