Space Goals and Black Holes

Ian Bremmer delves into the geopolitics of space before sitting down with Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb to examine cutting-edge research on the galaxies -- everything from interstellar travel to black holes. And on Puppet Regime, Donald Trump's Space Force makes an unexpected landing.

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Tensions with Tehran

America nearly launched into a major military confrontation with Iran. Then Trump backed off. So what happened? Ian Bremmer looks into it with one of the world's foremost Iran experts, Karim Sadjadpour. And on Puppet Regime, the gang gets back together at the G20 Summit in Japan.

You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

How do you measure success? Maybe it's by money, job, or family. Whatever it is, there's usually something tangible to gauge. But what happens when the old metrics stop working? This week Ian Bremmer sits down with Gillian Tett of the Financial Times, who says the scales by which we evaluate everything from the global economy to what constitutes a monopoly is in dire need of a makeover.

Surviving on Dragonflies: A North Korean Defector's Story

"Seeing dead bodies on the street was a part of everyday life." Growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi Park says she survived the great famine of the 1990s by foraging for grasshoppers and dragonflies. Today she is a human rights activist living in Chicago. How she got from there to here is the story of a lifetime. And it's the subject of this special edition of GZERO World.

Big Brother is Watching You (And You. And You. And You, Too.)

We're digging into the politics of data, artificial intelligence, automation, and how all three could make American tech companies look a lot like their Chinese counterparts. Then Amy Webb, CEO of the Future Today Institute, talks about how tech titans and their machines could warp humanity. And on Puppet Regime, Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to one very special Facebook user.

What Makes a Superpower?

The United States is the world's undisputed superpower. But how much longer can that last? Enter: China. On the show Ian Bremmer breaks down the three key points that constitute a superpower and then talks to the man who once commanded the world's most powerful military, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter. And on Puppet Regime, President Trump channels his inner Patton.

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Life After the Mueller Report

President Trump fired him after just 3 months. Now, former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara -- a man who oversaw investigations into suspected Russian organized crime -- offers his take on the Mueller investigation.

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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.