Is the US at war with Iran?

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.

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The Great Decoupling

"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 Top Global Stories of 2019

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. This week, New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser speaks with Ian Bremmer about what 2020 will bring. And then on Puppet Regime it's open mic night at the White House.

The Republican Taking on Trump in 2020

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.

Inequality in American Cities

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.

Worried Sick

The "Spanish flu" virus of 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people, more than all the deaths in World War I combined. While global public health efforts have greatly improved mortality rates in more modern outbreaks, experts say the next pandemic is a matter of "when," not "if." 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.

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Andrew Yang Shows His Work

When it comes to his flagship policy proposal, do the numbers add up? Ian Bremmer interviews Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and the two talk about universal basic income, technology, foreign policy, and why Yang isn't thrilled about Mike Bloomberg's decision.

Clerical Errors

The Catholic Church is facing tremendous internal upheaval and Pope Francis is at the center of it. In a candid conversation with Ian Bremmer, bestselling author Fr. James Martin discusses the moment of potential schism the Church is facing.

This Long Bloodstained Sand

When President Trump decided to withdraw American Troops from Kurdish-controlled Syria, many people were shocked. But the Kurds, themselves? Today's guest, Faysal Itani, says: not so much.

The Rise of Germany’s Far Right

Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, right-wing extremism is again on the rise in Germany. Ian Bremmer sits down with the country's former Defense Minister, Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg, to understand the reasons why and road ahead for Germany and Europe.

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Stuck in the Middle with Ukraine

As the U.S. media focuses on details of President Trump's dealings with the newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, GZERO World with Ian Bremmer is taking a deep dive into the former Soviet republic itself.

Showdown in South America

Colombian President Iván Duque will not be intimidated. Not by armed rebels within his own country or an antagonistic Venezuelan regime. In this week's interview Ian Bremmer asks: At what point does military action become the only option?

Trudeau Up Against the Ropes

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the fight of his political life and things just got even messier. In an interview with Ian Bremmer he makes his case for why Canadians should look past recent scandals and vote him in for another term.

The Problem with Pragmatism

Montana Governor Steve Bullock is running for president, but most people don't know that. Despite being popular in his home state, which Trump won handily in 2016, Bullock is struggling to gain ground in a polarized Democratic Party.

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.