COVID-19 Cripples the Restaurant Industry

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic impact globally, few industries have been as hard hit as restaurants and hospitality. In the U.S. alone, losses north of $225 billion are projected over the next three months. This week, GZERO World with Ian Bremmer is focusing on what it means for businesses and employees alike. Ian interviewed famed restaurateur Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and founder of Shake Shack. Meyer discusses the toll coronavirus has taken on his own business, his decision to let go 80% of his workforce (2,000 employees) and the dimming prospects of survival for many restaurants in America, including some of his own.

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Preparing for Pandemic: 'The Window Is Closing'

Empty grocery store shelves, Purell selling at $100 a bottle, and handwashing that would make any mother proud. Uncertainty about coronavirus dominates daily lives today all around the globe. But along with the many unknowns come solid reasons for hope, if the right steps are taken immediately. Acclaimed health expert Laurie Garrett argues that the window to mitigate the pandemic's effect is closing, but there is still much governments and individuals can do to curb the impact.

The Global Impact of Coronavirus

This week, Ian Bremmer examines the impact of coronavirus and the stability of global markets. Former Prime Minister of Australia and President of Asia Society Kevin Rudd shares lessons learned from the 2008 global financial crisis that could help mitigate the coronavirus pandemic's impact.

The Horror Unfolding in Idlib, Syria

Idlib, Syria is the last rebel holdout of the Syrian civil war, a bloody battle that is now in its ninth year. As President Bashar al-Assad launched a final push to retake the city, nearly a million people fled the area under tragic circumstances. This week, a look at the unfolding humanitarian crisis with the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband.

The Biggest Global Security Threats

Every year, dozens of heads of state and hundreds of diplomats descend on Munich, Germany to discuss the most pressing global security concerns. This week, we bring you a full episode from the Munich Security Conference, where conversations ran the gamut, from coronavirus to tensions in Kashmir. And later in the show, Puppet Regime provides some helpful German lessons.

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. And on Puppet Regime, it's always awards seasons for our dictators.

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Is the US at War with Iran?

Former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend breaks down the complicated history of Iran and its neighbor Iraq — and the US foreign policy mistakes that contribute to today's tensions with Iran.

The Great Decoupling

The US and China are going their separate ways in technology. Cybersecurity policy and China digital economy expert Samm Sacks explains what it will mean for consumers and for countries forced to pick sides in the cyber battle.

Episodes

Inequality in American Cities

Urbanist and author Richard Florida explains why large urban areas contain such extremes—the richest and poorest people often dwelling within blocks of one another.

Worried Sick

In this episode, Ian Bremmer takes a look how diseases spread and become global. His guest, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is a leading epidemiologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH.

Guests

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.
Nicholas Kristof
Who is responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi? New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof speaks with Ian about this brutal event.
Marco Rubio
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
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.