What you still may not know about Joe

Joe Biden has been a public figure for decades but he's far from an open book. For a man who has been in national politics since the age of 29 and has made multiple attempts at the presidency (third time's a charm) it's remarkable how much he has been willing to change. In a conversation with Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, Biden biographer and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos provides a deep dive into the life, legacy and potential presidency of the next leader of the free world.

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Will NATO adapt to emerging global threats?

The world has changed significantly since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Has the intergovernmental military alliance of NATO—which was founded to counter the Soviet threat to the West—done enough to keep up with today's landscape of global threats? Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to make the case for a modern, 21st century NATO. He'll discuss how the alliance is adapting to a variety of threats and challenges ranging from the rising influence of China to cyber warfare to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Ashish Jha on COVID-19 and the dark winter to come

The US election may be over but the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. During the week of the election alone, the daily US case rate shattered the pandemic's previous record, reaching well over 100,000. The grim milestone made it all too clear the biggest story of the year, and of perhaps our lifetimes, continues to be the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of The Brown University School of Public Health, joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to take stock of how things got so bad (again) and how we can brace for the dark winter that awaits us.

What could go wrong in the US election? Rick Hasen on nightmare scenarios & challenges

The end is nigh! With just days to go (hours, really) until voting concludes for the 2020 US election, many Americans are losing sleep over the various ways that things could go wrong on Election Day and in the days and weeks to follow (it may be time to retire that term "Election Day," given that most states won't finish their ballot counting on November 3rd). Ian Bremmer takes those fears head-on with election law expert Rick Hasen. They talk about how voter suppression, administrative incompetence, and/or dirty tricks by foreign actors could affect this year's election.

How a “President Biden” could reshape US foreign policy

If the 2016 presidential election taught us anything, it's that only fools make predictions. So let's give it a go! In this episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer poses a basic question: If Joe Biden wins the presidency how would he reshape U.S. foreign policy? Anne-Marie Slaughter, who served as a top State Department official under President Obama and now runs the think tank New America, weighs in.

UNHCR chief: How the pandemic has upended the lives of refugees

When the pandemic first took hold earlier this year, refugees around the world braced for the worst. Tightly packed camps with poor hygiene seemed like viral hotspots in waiting. But these nightmare scenarios largely did not come to pass, or at least haven't yet. Even still, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (who recently contracted the virus himself) tells Ian Bremmer in this week's episode of GZERO World that the coronavirus has upended the lives of millions of refugees in countless ways. Countries that were already limiting their number of refugees closed up their borders entirely. And today, as nationalist sentiments and straight-up xenophobia become ever more prevalent, 80 million people, or one percent of the world's population, find themselves displaced.

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Greece’s unlikely COVID success story: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

On GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, talks about his country's pandemic response, its "improved brand" on the European stage, and recent tensions with neighboring Turkey.

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Christine Lagarde, leading Europe’s united economic pandemic response

The coronavirus pandemic threatened to bring Europe's economy to its knees. Then something remarkable happened: 27 member states came together. On GZERO World: the woman at the heart of that response, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde.



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UN Secretary-General António Guterres: Why we still need the United Nations

On the eve of the first virtual UN General Assembly, GZERO World host Ian Bremmer spoke to UN Secretary-General António Guterres about pandemic response, climate action, the US/China schism, and more.

Stanford's president: College in the COVID age

Stanford University president Marc Tessier-Lavigne joins Ian Bremmer to talk about how higher education is trying (and in many cases failing) to adjust to the pandemic this fall.

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Jared Kushner on Middle East peace & pandemic in the US

Jared Kushner joins GZERO World with Ian Bremmer to discuss the latest development in a key mission of his tenure in the White House—moving closer to an elusive Middle East peace deal.

Lebanon Post-Blast: Rage in the Streets of Beirut

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer examines the aftermath and fallout of the catastrophe in Lebanon, a nation that was already aflame in political turmoil. Ian talks to acclaimed journalist Kim Ghattas about the road ahead for Lebanon and how this moment could impact the region.



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Flying Blind: The US Government’s Pandemic Response with Dr. Tom Frieden

Former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to talk about how to get the Covid-19 pandemic under control in the United States (hint: we need more data).



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From Bad to Worse: US/China Relations with Zanny Minton Beddoes

Ian Bremmer explores the escalating tension between the world's two biggest geopolitical and economic players—the US and China. With guest Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, Bremmer discusses the modern history of China after the fall of the Soviet Union and why another Cold War might be inevitable.

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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.