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Is a robot coming for your job? Kai-Fu Lee explains AI

Artificial intelligence is changing the way we live — and very soon it'll go beyond medical breakthroughs and the algorithms that control your social newsfeeds. Will AI become the biggest technological disrupter since the Industrial Revolution, replacing many workers with robots? In this week's show, Ian Bremmer discusses the future of AI with AI scientist Kai-fu Lee, who's just come out with a book about what our AI-driven world may look like 20 years from now.

Biden’s rocky start on foreign policy

Can President Biden tamp down growing global skepticism and persuade his allies that the US is really "back"? Or is America's credibility irreparably damaged no matter what Biden, or any future president, says or does? Ian Bremmer is joined on GZERO World by global affairs journalist and Middle East expert Robin Wright of The New Yorker to discuss why Biden, the most geopolitically experienced US president in decades, is already looking to hit the reset button on America's foreign policy.

How the COVID-damaged economy surprised Adam Tooze

The pandemic hit the global economy hard, and many economies are still hurting. But it could have been even worse. In May 2020, economic historian Adam Tooze told GZERO World that the world was facing a second Great Depression. Now in a new interview with Ian Bremmer, Tooze is back to explain why the US economy rebounded so surprisingly fast, while much of the rest of the world lags behind.

UN Sec-Gen: Without trust, catastrophe awaits

António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, does not mince words when it comes to the dire state of the world. "We are standing at the edge of an abyss," Guterres warns. COVID is "defeating" the global community and a climate catastrophe is all but assured without drastic action. Amidst this unprecedented peril, there remains a startling lack of trust among nations. And yet, there is still hope. In a frank (and in-person!) GZERO World interview, Ian Bremmer heads to the UN ahead of the annual General Assembly week to discuss COVID, climate, the US-China rift, and the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.

Is America safer since 9/11?

20 years have passed since 9/11, but is the US any safer? As the Taliban regains control in Afghanistan, was the War on Terror a failure or has it kept America safe from harm? And how did US allies feel as the last American planes left Kabul? On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to two people who have had a hand in crafting global policy since the towers fell: Michael Chertoff, who served as Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security under President George Bush; and Rory Stewart, who worked extensively in Afghanistan in his role as UK Secretary of State for International Development and beyond.

Afghanistan, 2021: Afghan & US military perspectives as the last soldier leaves

Two decades of war in Afghanistan came to a tragic close on August 31 as President Joe Biden announced from the White House that the last US troops had left the country. "I was not going to extend this forever war," Biden said, "and I was not extending a forever exit." On GZERO World, we hear from three people whose lives have been forever changed by the conflict.

CRISPR gene editing and the human race

Berkeley scientist Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize for her work on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR. It has the potential to cure genetic diseases like sickle cell anemia and hereditary blindness and may even be used to treat cancer and HIV. But when it comes to editing humanity, where do we draw the line?

Politics, protest & the Olympics: the IOC’s Dick Pound

This year's Olympics faced some major hurdles. But the pandemic was only part of the picture. The Tokyo Games played out against a backdrop of mounting global tension surrounding gender equality, racism and human rights, leaving many people to examine the place of politics on the playing field and podium. On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer looks at the long history of protest at the Games with Dick Pound, the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee and a former Olympic athlete himself.

The (political) power of alcohol

Alcohol. It's a dangerous drug that has ruined countless lives and derailed many a global summit. But it's also humanity's oldest social lubricant, a magical elixir that can fuel diplomatic breakthroughs, well into the wee hours of the night. As Winston Churchill once quipped, "I've taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." On GZERO World, we take a deep dive down the bottle and examine the role alcohol has played in society, politics, and global summitry—from the earliest hunter-gatherer days to that memorable Obama Beer Summit in 2009. Joining Ian Bremmer is philosopher Edward Slingerland, whose new book Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way Into Civilization makes a compelling, if nuanced, case for alcohol's place in the world.

The surprising history of disaster

COVID-19 was a global catastrophe that blindsided the world's wealthiest nations, and it's far from over. But as disasters go, it was hardly unprecedented. Humanity has a long history of failing to prepare for the worst, from volcanic eruptions to earthquakes to famines to shipwrecks to airplane crashes to financial depressions. But how do we get better at preventing such calamities from happening, and how many seemingly unavoidable "natural" disasters are actually caused by humans? On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer talks about all that and more with Stanford historian Niall Ferguson, who is just out with the perfect book for the topic, "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe."

Is American democracy in danger?

American power was indisputable in the 20th Century. But today the country is facing unprecedented polarization caused, in part, by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 2008 financial crisis and the amplification of disinformation on social media. On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer asks former Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes whether the American Century is truly over, or if there's anything we can do to restore the country's reputation as a "shining city upon a hill."

Adam Grant reimagines work after COVID

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks with renowned organizational psychologist Adam Grant about how to reimagine "work" in a post-pandemic world. As the pandemic recedes in some parts of the world, many employers—from Fortune 500 CEOs to small business owners—are bringing their workers back to the office full time. The thing is, not all of those employees want to go back.

US national security depends on domestic progress

Jane Harman, a nine-term member of Congress (D-CA) who served for decades on the major security committees in the House of Representatives, discusses the shortcomings of the US national security strategy for the last few decades, and assesses the Biden administration's plans to strengthen it. In an interview with Ian Bremmer, she discusses the priorities for addressing critical issues at home and abroad, from the COVID pandemic to the climate crisis and terrorism.

Has Biden convinced the G7 “America is back”?

A look at US President Joe Biden's first trip abroad, which included a very important first stop at the G7 summit in the United Kingdom. Did he convince allies that "America is back" and ready to resume its leadership role in global affairs? In this episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, former US Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder weighs in on Biden's performance and the way forward for the US and its closest friends.

The fight for democracy in Europe's last dictatorship

In a very moving interview with Ian Bremmer, exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya expresses deep hopes and fears for her home country of Belarus. After diverting a Ryanair flight to arrest a dissident journalist, will President Alexander Lukashenko now be held accountable by leaders of the Western world?

Is modern society broken?

Renowned economist and London School of Economics Director Minouche Shafik tells GZERO World that we've broken the social contract. How do we create a better, more secure future for both younger and older generations?

Brazil on the brink

Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso offers candid insight into the current politics and turmoil in Brazil. After years of economic hardship and a COVID death toll devastating the country, where does Brazil go from here?

What could spark a US-China war?

US Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.) discusses hypothetical scenarios for a US-China war. His bestselling new military thriller, 2034, blurs the lines between fiction and reality.

India’s COVID calamity

As the COVID crisis looms large in India, Barkha Dutt says the country desperately needs help. In a gut-wrenching interview with Ian Bremmer, the Delhi-based journalist wrestles with both the personal and collective devastation happening across the country.

Make politics “boring” again: Joe Biden’s first 100 days

Should politics be boring? According to Tom Nichols, the answer is yes. Nichols explains why a no-drama presidency is exactly what the US needs right now.

Biden’s recognition of Armenian genocide: ramifications for Turkey, Armenia & the US

Ian Bremmer examines the impact of President Biden's recent statement recognizing Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Empire, an atrocity that began 106 years ago during World War I.

The case against pulling out of Afghanistan this year

After twenty years of American troop presence in Afghanistan, President Biden announced the US would withdraw all troops by September 11, 2021. US Congressman Mike Waltz (R-FL) explains why he thinks the administration's decision is a mistake.

Can we fix the planet the same way we broke it?

Elizabeth Kolbert, a Pulitzer Prize-winning climate journalist, joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to talk about some of the more extreme climate solutions currently on the table and how likely they are to be used in the coming years.

Vaccine nationalism could prolong the pandemic

Vaccine nationalism could prolong the pandemic, according to the World Health Organization's Chief Scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, who argues that what the global vaccination effort most urgently lacks are doses, not dollars in a wide-ranging interview with Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

Italy in Europe's spotlight: insights from former PM Enrico Letta

Italy's new leader may finally deliver political stability, according to Enrico Letta, one of those six prime ministers to have resigned in the last ten years. Letta joins Ian Bremmer on this episode of GZERO World.

Why the pandemic has been worse for women: UN Women's Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

The global fight for gender equality was set back by the pandemic, says Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. At the same time, it has been women who have shepherded the world through the worst pandemic, as they occupy the majority of frontline healthcare jobs. Mlambo-Ngcuka joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

Is the US misjudging the Middle East’s power shifts? Vali Nasr's view

The Middle East continues to consume the attention of the United States' military and diplomatic efforts. President Biden is determined to change that, and to turn Washington's attention to Asia to confront a growing China. But according to Johns Hopkins University Middle East scholar Vali Nasr, President Biden's approach to the Middle East will have to adapt to the once-in-a-generation power grab occurring between Iran, Israel, and Turkey while Arab nations in the region increasingly lose influence.

Authoritarianism’s enduring appeal: Anne Applebaum discusses

Across the world, from the Philippines to Hungary to Venezuela, nations have embraced authoritarian rule in recent years, in many cases with significant popular support. What is the enduring appeal of authoritarianism, what has the pandemic done to accelerate its growth, and how susceptible is the United States to its sway? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to investigate the allure of these anti-democratic movements and to shed light on their unlikely champions.

Dr. Fauci's pandemic prognosis

The country's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, joins Ian Bremmer to talk vaccines, school re-openings, and when—and how—the pandemic could finally come end. He was last on GZERO World just weeks before the pandemic hit in the fall of 2019 and he described at the time what kept him up at night: a "pandemic-like respiratory illness." This time, he'll talk about how closely that nightmare scenario foreshadowed the COVID-19 pandemic. He'll also offer some guidance about what public health measures vaccinated Americans should continue to take in the coming months (hint: masks stay on).

Can AMLO live up to Mexico’s critical moment? Jorge Ramos discusses

Mexico finds itself at a critical moment in history: its populist president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (also known as AMLO), appears unable to get control of the rampant violence that he promised to curb or of the raging coronavirus that he himself was just infected by. And during this moment of crisis, Mexico's most important trading partner, the United States, has just elected a new president. Ian Bremmer welcomes acclaimed journalist and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos to GZERO World.

The race to vaccinate: Dr. Atul Gawande provides perspective

Can the US vaccinate enough of its population to prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths before new and more contagious COVID-19 variants take hold? Surgeon and public health expert Dr. Atul Gawande, most recently of the Biden/Harris COVID-19 Transition Task Force, joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to discuss the latest in the global effort to vaccinate our way out of this pandemic.

After the insurrection: will Congress find common ground?

Can Democrats and Republicans agree on anything? Ian Bremmer talks to two very different lawmakers from each chamber Congress: two-term Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and freshman Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC).

Kara Swisher on Big Tech’s big problem

Renowned tech journalist Kara Swisher has no doubt that social media companies bear responsibility for the January 6th pro-Trump riots at the Capitol and will likely be complicit in the civil unrest that may continue well into Biden's presidency. But if Silicon Valley's current role in our national discourse is untenable, how can the US government rein it in? Swisher joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

Do the global poor have a champion in the World Bank?

For the first time in twenty years, extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to talk about how his organization is trying to help the developing world in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Russia’s cyber attack: an act of espionage or war?

The US is still reeling from an unprecedented cyber attack on US government agencies and major American companies, very likely perpetrated by Russia. Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson joins GZERO World to take stock of what we know—and what we don't. At what point should we view such a breach as more than just high-tech espionage? When does it constitute an act of war?

Can Europe trust the US – or its own nations? A top German diplomat’s view

GZERO World examines the current state of transatlantic partnerships between the US and Europe following four years of Trump's presidency, and whether or not the incoming Biden Administration can restore trust that the US is a willing and reliable ally. Ian's guest is one of Germany's most accomplished diplomats, Wolfgang Ischinger, who has served as ambassador to both the US and the UK.

A shot in the arm: Moderna’s co-founder on the COVID-19 vaccine

Ian Bremmer interviews Noubar Afeyan, the co-founder of leading vaccine developer Moderna. They discuss distribution plans, the revolutionary science behind Moderna's vaccine, and how a company younger than Twitter became a frontrunner in the race to end the pandemic.

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, it's remarkable how much he has been willing to change. 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.

Will NATO adapt to emerging global threats?

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.

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

During the week of the election alone, the daily US COVID-19 case rate shattered the pandemic's previous record, reaching well over 100,000. 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

With just days and hours to go 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. Ian Bremmer takes those fears head-on with election law expert Rick Hasen.

How a “President Biden” could reshape US foreign policy

On 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.



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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (who recently contracted coronavirus himself) tells Ian Bremmer in this episode of GZERO World that the pandemic has upended the lives of millions of refugees in countless ways.




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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 individual 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.

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.

Lessons not learned: America’s pandemic response with Vivek Murthy

Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins Ian Bremmer to discuss how the Sun Belt states became America's epicenter in the COVID-19 outbreak, the latest treatments and therapies for the most severely ill, and another pandemic plaguing America in this time of social distancing and isolation—loneliness.

Journalism on trial in the Philippines: interview with Maria Ressa

Ian Bremmer talks to embattled Filipina journalist Maria Ressa, CEO of the online news agency Rappler. Ressa and her team have been involved in a years-long legal battle that challenges press freedoms and free speech in the Philippines, as President Rodrigo Duterte continues to assert authoritarian control in his nation.

The politics of a pandemic: interview with Sen. Chris Coons

Ian Bremmer is examining the state of U.S. response and recovery six months into the pandemic. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) joins to discuss what Congress has done to provide economic relief to businesses and people impacted by the unexpected and unprecedented downturn, and next steps still to come.

Breathing while Black: WaPo's Karen Attiah on racial injustice

In the latest episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer explores international reaction to the murder of George Floyd and global protests against police brutality and racism. Karen Attiah, Global Opinions Editor of The Washington Post, explains her view that, on issues of race and inequality, the U.S. is a "developing country," and while this moment of uprising offers hope for real change there is still much work to be done.

America after George Floyd: Deval Patrick on ending systemic racism

The images of George Floyd's death, captured on video and seen around the world, ignited global rage and calls for an end to the systemic racism that has plagued policing in the U.S. since its founding. On the latest episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer talks about possible solutions and paths to real change with Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts.

Dennis Kwok: China is obliterating Hong Kong freedom

As Beijing asserts further control of Hong Kong, threatening the "one country, two systems" policy the city has known since 1997, pro-democracy protesters and lawmakers alike are fighting to preserve the freedoms they have known. In an in-depth conversation with Ian Bremmer, legislator Dennis Kwok explains Hong Kong's precarious situation and uncertain future.

Richard Haass on US global leadership post-pandemic

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and author of "The World: A Brief Introduction," joins Ian Bremmer for a discussion on US foreign policy and globalization on GZERO World.

America’s meat supply crisis

Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the shortcomings of the U.S. meat supply chain and threatens to disrupt the entire industry, from farmers to processing plants to grocery store shelves.

Data privacy before and after a pandemic

Marietje Schaake, former EU Parliament Member and international policy director of Stanford's Cyber Policy Center, explains how Singapore and China used surveillance to track COVID-19 and what it could mean for the US.

Is a second great depression coming? Adam Tooze on international economic crisis

On this episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer poses the question of a second Great Depression to Columbia professor, economic historian, and author Adam Tooze.

Larry Brilliant: How to end the COVID-19 pandemic

Epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant, whose work helped eliminate Smallpox forever, explains the steps necessary to eradicate the COVID-19 virus from the world.

Andrew Yang: “We’re experiencing 10 years of change in 10 weeks”

Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang discusses universal basic income and why the COVID-19 pandemic makes his proposal more urgent.

An Interview with China’s Ambassador to the US

China's top diplomat in the US Cui Tiankai responds to accusations that China has underreported COVID-19 fatalities, his nation's decision to expel journalists from major US publications and China's emerging role in global aid and relief efforts.

Covering a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Media

New York Times media columnist Ben Smith explores the media's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation campaigns on social media and President Trump's treatment of journalists.

COVID-19 Cripples the Restaurant Industry

Restaurateur Danny Meyer assesses the damage coronavirus is doing to businesses and employees — and the dimming prospects of survival for many restaurants in America.

Preparing for Pandemic: 'The Window Is Closing'

Acclaimed health expert Laurie Garrett warns that the window to mitigate the pandemic is closing, but governments and individuals can still limit its impact.

The Global Impact of Coronavirus

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. International Rescue Committee's David Miliband explains the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

The Biggest Global Security Threats

A dispatch from the Munich Security Conference, where world leaders gathered to discuss the most pressing global security concerns, including the coronavirus outbreak.

Putin's Russia

Former Ambassador to Russia Bill Burns explains how Vladimir Putin's worldview was formed — and what his goals are for Russia.

Seeing the World Through Steve Bannon's Eyes

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon talks impeachment acquittal, the 2020 election and why the US should be more worried about China.

Jared Kushner's 'Put Up or Shut Up' Peace Plan

Ian Bremmer sits down with Jared Kushner, author of the White House's newly-unveiled Middle East peace plan. He has tough words for Palestinian leaders after they summarily rejected his proposal.

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.

The Top Global Stories of 2019

New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser speaks with Ian Bremmer about impeachment, the presidential election and other major stories coming in 2020.

The Republican Taking on Trump in 2020

Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is attempting the unthinkable for a Republican not named Trump: He's running for President.

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.

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.

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.

NATO on the Brink

Turkey's relationship with Russia is causing grave concern for other NATO members. We look at the future of the alliance and talk to its former Supreme Allied Commander, Admiral James Stavridis.

More Harm than Good

Society's rich and powerful want to make the world a better place. And that, journalist Anand Giridharadas says, could be a real problem.

Back to Bi-Polar

Historian Niall Ferguson explains why a new Cold War is heating up between the US and China, and why — unlike the old brouhaha with the Soviets — this one is different.

Pulling Back the Curtain on Kim Jong-un

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is shrouded in mystery. Our guest sheds some new light.

The Spy Who Fooled Me

In an age of AI-powered surveillance and advanced facial recognition technology, what does it mean to be hidden?

China, China, China

As US-China trade tensions spiral from bad to worse, what is really at stake for both countries?

Border Politics and Latin America

Political instability is rattling countries across Latin America, pushing millions of migrants to head north in search of a better future.

Syria: The Rise and Fallout of the House of Assad

After eight years of civil war in Syria, with hundreds of thousands of its citizens dead and millions more fleeing the country, one question looms large: how did things get so bad?

When Cities Go Global

Cities are stepping up to address the world's thorniest challenges, from climate change to migration. Ian Bremmer sits down with three mayors from across the globe to talk about how their cities are taking on the world's most pressing problems.

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.

Tensions with Tehran

America nearly launched into a major military confrontation with Iran. Then Trump backed off. So what happened?

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?

Surviving on Dragonflies: A North Korean Defector's Story

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.