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What the tech antitrust hearing did and did not prove

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:


What happened at the antitrust hearings this week?

Trump can't delay the election. But can he delegitimize it?

Jon Lieber, Managing Director for the United States at the Eurasia Group, shares his perspective on US politics .

First question, Trump tweeted about delaying the election. What's the deal?

Second question, with COVID relief measures set to expire, where are congressional talks on another stimulus bill?

Third question, will the death of former presidential candidate Herman Cain change anyone's mind about the coronavirus?


Will the Ukraine ceasefire last? COVID containment in Europe

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, with the view from Europe:

Will the recent ceasefire between Ukraine and the Russian-backed separatists lead to a solution of the conflict?

Will the recent upsurge of coronavirus and different measures taken against it in Spain lead to a new lockdown in Europe?

Why SPAC IPOs are getting so big and popular

Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, explains:


Why have SPACs been so popular recently?

What is the biggest SPAC IPO ever?

Notre Dame won't host debate; India bans Chinese apps; this year's Hajj

Ian Bremmer brings you his perspective on this week's World In (More Than) 60 Seconds:


Notre Dame withdrew from hosting the first presidential debate this fall. No, not that one that one burnt down, though it's being rebuilt. What does this mean for the debates in general?

India is blocking more Chinese apps. How serious are tensions between the two countries?

What's going on in Malaysia?

How is this year's Hajj different from past pilgrimages?

Twitter bans QAnon; CRISPR gene tech

Nicholas Thompson, Editor-in-chief of WIRED, provides his perspective on technology news:

Twitter has said it will knockout QAnon. How will that work out?

How close are we to CRISPR agriculture?

US-China relations all-time low; federal troops in Portland; Biden's pick

Jon Lieber, managing director for the United States at Eurasia Group, provides his perspective on US Politics In 60 Seconds.

With the tit for tat escalation of closing consulates between the US and China, are US-China relations at an all-time low?

With the presence of federal troops in Portland, does this blur federal state authorities and what's the line here?

Who will Joe Biden pick as his running mate?

Historic EU COVID recovery fund deal; Turkey and Greece Aegean dispute

Ian Bremmer shares his insights on this week's World In (More Than) 60 Seconds:


How will the EU coronavirus recovery fund work and are there winners and losers?

What is going on with Turkey and Greece in the Aegean Sea?

Finally, is Russian influence in UK politics really the "new normal?"

How should business leaders manage the return to work?

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner for McKinsey & Company, provides perspective on how corporate business leaders think in response to the coronavirus crisis:

As workplaces reopen, how should leaders manage the return to work?

A deal on the EU Recovery Fund? North Macedonia and the EU

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, with the view from Europe:


Is it likely that there will be a deal on the EU Recovery Fund at the summit this weekend?

Does the result of the North Macedonia election make it more likely that the Balkan country will start to enter the European Union?

What to expect for second-quarter earnings season; H2 2020 outlook

Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, provides her perspective:


What are analysts expecting, going to the second quarter earnings season?

What is the outlook for the second half of 2020?


Trump vs Fauci; UK bans Huawei; South China Sea pushback

Ian Bremmer shares his insights on this week's World In (More Than) 60 Seconds:


Trump vs Fauci. What's going on here?

Why did the UK, United Kingdom, reverse course and ban Huawei and where does that leave China?

Finally, with the US rejecting China's maritime claims in the South China Sea, how will this further escalate tensions?


Facebook civil rights audit; TikTok in Hong Kong

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, provides his perspective on technology news:

Will the new audit of Facebook civil rights practices change the way the company operates?

What is happening with TikTok in Hong Kong?

Is Quibi officially a bust?


Key Supreme Court decisions; how coronavirus impacts US election

Jon Lieber, managing director for the United States at Eurasia Group, shares his insights on US politics:

How is coronavirus jeopardizing the legitimacy of a 2020 presidential election?

Protests in Serbia turn violent; Europe awaits Polish runoff election

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, with this week's Europe In 60 Seconds (from the Adriatic Sea):


What's going on in Belgrade and what's going to be the consequence of that?

What's my take on the run-off in the Polish presidential election this Sunday?

Why more companies are going public now

Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, provides her perspective:


Over the past few weeks, more companies have been going public. Why is that?

What is the IPO window?

Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus; Trudeau assassination attempt

Ian Bremmer shares his perspective on global politics on this week's World In (More Than) 60 Seconds:


Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, has coronavirus. What are your thoughts and where does this leave Brazil?

There was an assassination attempt on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. What's the story?

Australia resumes lockdown. How are they handling the pandemic?

Can Facebook's algorithm remove hate speech? Meltdown-proof nuclear reactors

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:

Do some of the Facebook's best features, like the newsfeed algorithm or groups, make removing hate speech from the platform impossible?

In general, have tech companies become more or less wary of the Trump administration in recent months?

Do you really believe that a meltdown-proof nuclear reactor is possible?

When are you joining Parler?


Bipartisan action against Russia? Pros & cons of DC statehood

Jon Lieber, managing director for the United States at Eurasia Group, provides his perspective on US politics:


How likely is bipartisan action against Russia in light of Taliban bounty reports?

What are the strongest and least political arguments for and against D.C. Statehood?

What are the June job numbers mean for the odds of a phase four stimulus?


European view on Russia allegations; how Sweden is faring

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective from Europe (specifically, from Croatia at the moment):

What's been the European reaction to the allegations in the US that Russia has been paying Taliban for attacking US forces?

How is Sweden, among other countries, fairing when now Europe is gradually opening up?

Hong Kong security law; Putin & the White House; India's TikTok ban

Ian Bremmer shares his insights on this week's World In (More Than) 60 Seconds:


What does Beijing's new security law mean for Hong Kong?

Second, will we see a Putin White House visit before the United States election?

What does India's TikTok ban mean for the social media company?

Finally, what are the odds that you will be visiting Europe before the end of the year?


Toronto the next Silicon Valley; AI in policing; NYC Marathon

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:

Will Toronto become the next Silicon Valley?

What role should AI play in policing?

The New York City Marathon was just canceled. When will you next feel comfortable running a marathon?


Kosovo president indicted for war crimes​; Americans barred from EU?

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, provides his perspective from Europe:


What will happen to the president of Kosovo?

Will Americans be prevented from entering the European Union?

GOP & police reform bill; US public on reopening; Biden's lead on Trump

Jon Lieber, managing director for the United States at Eurasia Group, provides his perspective:


What is the status of the federal police reform bill?


Three and a half months into lockdown. Where does the American public stand on reopening?


How durable is Biden's lead over Trump?


Investing in diversity: How public companies can promote inclusivity

Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, provides her perspective:


What role does diversity play in investing?

What are public companies doing to advance diversity today?

US-China trade deal; Pakistan & the pandemic; Pompeo & the UN

Ian Bremmer brings you his perspective on this week's World In (More Than) 60 Seconds:


How goes the U.S. China trade deal?

Why is Pakistan doing such a bad job controlling the pandemic?

What country's response to coronavirus has been the least political?

Why did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo call the United Nations a "haven for dictators"?

Business implications of post-COVID government deficits

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner for McKinsey & Company, provides perspective on how corporate business leaders think in response to the global coronavirus crisis:


What are the implications for business of the deficits resulting from governments stepping in to save the economies around the world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis?

Preventing a DDoS attack; brick and mortars no more

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:


What is DDoS attack and how can they be prevented?

Because of COVID-19 and the continued expansion of e-commerce, what brick and mortar will go away?

Which next gen console are you more excited for, the Microsoft mini fridge or the Sony Wi-Fi router?


Viktor Orban's authority in Hungary; uptake of contact-tracing apps

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, with the view from Europe:


Will Hungary's move to end "rule by decree" minimize Viktor Orban's authority?

How is the use of Covid-19 contact tracing apps being received by Europeans?

Big picture trends in US Politics

Jon Lieber, Eurasia Group's Managing Director for the US, breaks down the US political landscape on US Politics In 60 Seconds each week.

First, some of the big picture trends in US politics that are going to affect the election outlook for this year (but this takes a little more than a minute.)

Meet Jon Lieber, our new host of US Politics In 60 Seconds

Presidential race, pandemic, protests... Sometimes the news cycle moves so quickly that it's hard to make sense of it all.


Meet Jon Lieber, U.S. Managing Director for Eurasia Group. With extensive experience on Capitol Hill, he's advised senior elected officials and covered policy for years. Join him, every week, as he cuts through the noise and shares updates on what you need to know in just one minute. This is "U.S. Politics In 60 Seconds."

Trump and police reform; India-China tension; North and South Korea

Ian Bremmer on this week's World In (More Than) 60 Seconds:

Number one: What police reform will result from Trump's executive order?

How serious is the escalating tension between India and China?

What's going on between North Korea and South Korea?

The fight against COVID-19 continues. What is the update?


What are the concerns with facial recognition technology?

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:


What are the concerns with facial recognition and will IBM's decision to no longer offer the tech mark the end of its use?


Has the technological decoupling between the US and China accelerated since COVID-19?


As our work-from-home situations continue, has COVID-19 changed the workplace forever, even after the pandemic?

Business leaders & the environment post-pandemic

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner for McKinsey & Company, explains why businesses should continue to invest in the environment.

What COVID-19 has meant for home sales & prices

Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, explains:

How has the housing market reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Why haven't we seen home prices drop due to all this economic uncertainty?

Europe is in solidarity with BLM, not with Trump's troop withdrawal

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, provides his perspective:


What do the solidarity manifestations across Europe show about how the Black Lives Matter movement is seen in Europe?

What does the withdrawal of some American forces from Germany mean?

Pandemic worsens; defunding the police; debt crisis & Europe leadership

Ian Bremmer provides his perspective in a bit more than 60 seconds:

First, the W.H.O. says the coronavirus situation is "worsening" worldwide. Where is it getting worse?

With calls to defund the police echoing across the United States, what does that actually mean?

It's all pandemic and protests in the news cycle. What other global stories should I be paying attention to?

The Future of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner for McKinsey & Company, provides perspective on how corporate business leaders should reassess their approach to ESG criteria.

Law Enforcement & Tech; Facebook Staff Concerns; Musk vs Bezos

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, helps us make sense of today's stories in technology:

What kind of technology is law enforcement using in their standoff with protesters?


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What's next for America; protests & pandemic; Hong Kong autonomy

On the latest edition of World In 60 Seconds, Ian Bremmer brings an extra-long analysis to pressing issues. Pandemic, economic depression and now mass protests. What's next for America? With inequality protests going global, where does that leave coronavirus and social distancing? Hong Kong banned the Tiananmen Square vigil for the first time, coming up on June 4th. What does that say for its autonomy?



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Trump's Poor Response to National Protests, WHO Withdrawal Mid-COVID

How is the White House responding to the mass protests and riots happening nationwide? What does America gain and lose by leaving the W.H.O.? Where is the US in the fight against the coronavirus?

Trump vs Twitter; Civilians in Space?

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, explains the feud between Trump and Twitter and weighs in on Elon Musk's ambitious space plans.

How are public companies giving back during the COVID-19 pandemic?

We've seen private companies, organizations, as well as public companies use their resources. Many of those public companies are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. So, we wanted to recognize a few of those. There's too many of them to name one by one. But a few you do stand out.

Coronavirus update from Brazil, Hong Kong and Boris Johnson's UK

Ian Bremmer provides his perspective::


As economies reopen, what is the update with the pandemic?

As protests resume, what is happening in Hong Kong?

Trump's latest IG firing, Obama's 2020 election role, & stimulus for the US economy

Why did President Trump fire another inspector general and why is it controversial? President Obama is back in the news. Will he be a big part of the campaign? What is the future of the $3 trillion stimulus plan that House Democrats passed?

Will high US unemployment lead to more financial stimulus? What would VP Kamala Harris bring?

Are we almost at the end of the fight over President Trump's tax returns?

Video: Joe Biden allegations, US unemployment data, reopening vs lockdowns

What is the latest with the Tara Reade allegations against Joe Biden?

Why is the April jobs report so important and what is the US going to do about it?

Are we successfully reopening states? Or are we headed for further lockdowns?

Silver linings & business learnings from the coronavirus crisis

Three ways in which there is an opportunity to extract a silver lining from this dreadful crisis. Make more use of digital. Speed up decision making. Get rid of waste. McKinsey's Kevin Sneader offers his thoughts as we journey together into the next normal.

US Elections Update: Trump's re-electability, Biden & Senate races

How nervous are Republicans about Trump's re-electability?



Very nervous. His ratings on coronavirus response are terrible. Press conference has turned into a disaster for him and he can't get out and do rallies. They're also worried about him dragging down the Senate majority. So, quite a bit of nerves in the Republican Party.



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The Coronavirus politicized: reopening America

With Trump's recent call to liberate locked down states, is reopening America becoming a political issue?



Unfortunately, yes, it is. Trump at his briefings defers to the governors. Talks about phased reopenings. Seems to heed the medical guidance. But at same time, tweets about liberating states setting up these protests, which only serve to put people at risk who are protesting and those who have to respond to it.



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Ben White on US Elections & the Coronavirus Bill

Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent for Politico, provides his perspective on the news in US politics:


What were the main takeaways from the first one on one Biden-Sanders debate?



Well, the takeaway is that Biden did just fine. No major blow-ups. Bernie Sanders needed to have a breakthrough moment to stop Biden's momentum. He didn't get it. It seems increasingly clear that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee for president, which is what we all thought from the start.