All Episodes

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.

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.

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.

What Makes a Superpower?

It's nice to be on top of the heap. But how much longer can the United States stay there? Ian Bremmer talks to the man who once commanded the world's most powerful military, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

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.

Leaving Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan has gone on so long that people born after 9/11 can now enlist. So how do we get out? Ian digs into it and then talks to someone who knows the country better than most: Retired General Stanley McChrystal, who once commanded all NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Ain't Nuthin but a 5G Thang

The development of 5G, or 5th generation mobile networks, is such a big deal that it's been compared to the invention of electricity. There's only one problem: China's cornering the market. Ian explains and then digs in deeper with Keyu Jin, China expert at the London School of Economics.

Special Report: Venezuela Up Close

In a special edition of GZERO World, we offer a ground view of Caracas to explain the crisis engulfing Venezuela. Then Ian speaks to a man born just over the border in Colombia, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Moreno. And of course, we've got your Puppet Regime.

All the President's Generals

President Trump used to love a man in uniform but these days he's soured on his generals. This week, Ian looks at how the President's cooling relationship with his top brass has affected U.S. foreign policy and then he'll talk to Michèle Flournoy.

Ukraine Always Get What You Want

Soon Ukrainians will head to the polls to a pick a president. And Putin is paying attention. Ian will dig into it and then dig a whole lot deeper with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul. And of course, we've got your Puppet Regime.

You Brexit, You Buy It

How will the UK (and Europe) get out of the Brexit mess that they're in? Ian breaks it down and then talks with the International Rescue Committee's CEO David Miliband, who also happened to be UK Foreign Secretary for a time.

What to Worry About in 2019

What's the biggest geopolitical risk in 2019? Ian breaks it down and then talks with Woodrow Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman about national security, women in congress, and that old dream of bipartisanship.

An Unstable World with Senator Chris Coons

This week Ian talks trade wars and TPP. Then he sits down with U.S. Senator Chris Coons to discuss the politics of instability around the world and in Washington, DC. And of course, we've got your Puppet Regime.