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2022's geopolitical twists and turns:  Anne-Marie Slaughter & Tom Nichols discuss
2022’s Geopolitical Twists and Turns: Anne-Marie Slaughter & Tom Nichols Discuss | GZERO World

2022's geopolitical twists and turns: Anne-Marie Slaughter & Tom Nichols discuss

From the rise and fall of the Roman Empire to the blink-of-an-eye tenure of British PM Liz Truss, political power is fleeting.
Just look at Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky.

Putin, who started 2022 as one of the most powerful leaders in the world, in many ways has now become a global pariah. Zelensky, a former comedian few trusted with a crisis, is now TIME Magazine's Person of the Year.

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer looks back at 2022 and forward to 2023 with frequent guests of the show: New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter and The Atlantic staff writer Tom Nichols.

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2022 showed Xi Jinping is not invincible; 2023 will be "rocky year" for him
2022 Showed Xi Jinping Is Not Invincible; 2023 Will Be “Rocky Year” for Him | GZERO World

2022 showed Xi Jinping is not invincible; 2023 will be "rocky year" for him

What a year 2022 has been for Xi Jinping.

On the one hand, China's leader made clear he's the big boss after the 20th Communist Party Congress. On the other, he's been forced to roll back his zero-COVID policy following protests and the damage to the economy.

What will 2023 hold for Xi?

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Russia has no endgame — but it's not out of the game (yet)
Russia Has No Endgame — But It’s Not Out of the Game (Yet) | GZERO World

Russia has no endgame — but it's not out of the game (yet)

Russia's war in Ukraine upended geopolitics in 2022. And its fallout will extend into 2023.

The one thing that keeps international relations expert Tom Nichols up at night is that there's no endgame for Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council turned nuclear-armed rogue state.

On GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, former US State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter pushes back, arguing that while Russia may have gone rogue for the West, much of the rest of the world is still happy to deal with Moscow.

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American democracy dodged a bullet in 2022
American Democracy Dodged a Bullet in 2022 | GZERO World

American democracy dodged a bullet in 2022

Were fears about US democracy in peril being overblown?

No, and in fact we're underestimating the danger, says Tom Nichols, a staff-writer at The Atlantic and author of the book "Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault From Within On Modern Democracy."

"Election deniers and various other cooks and weirdos almost took over state offices," he tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, "and they're all coming back for another bite of the apple in 2024.”

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On Russia’s reckoning, China’s vulnerability & US democracy’s Dunkirk
On Russia’s Reckoning, China’s Vulnerability & US Democracy’s Dunkirk | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

On Russia’s reckoning, China’s vulnerability & US democracy’s Dunkirk

2022 started and ended very differently for Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky.

Putin has gone from all-powerful to global pariah. Zelensky from untrustworthy former comedian to TIME magazine's Person of the Year.

It's one of the oldest lessons in the history books: political power can be fleeting.

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer looks back at 2022 and forward to 2023 with two frequent guests of the show: former US State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter and The Atlantic contributor Tom Nichols.

Lots to talk about: Ukraine, the state of American democracy, and Xi Jinping's rocky year.

Does Russia still have game after its disaster of a war in Ukraine? Did US democracy dodge a bullet with the unexpected result of the midterms? And has walking back zero-COVID humbled Xi on the year of his CCP coronation?

Podcast: Not infallible: Russia, China, and US democracy with Tom Nichols & Anne-Marie Slaughter


Transcript

Listen: From the largest European land invasion since World War II in Ukraine to the essential “coronation” of the world’s most powerful person in Beijing, to one of the biggest political comebacks for Democrats in Washington, 2022 has been quite the year. Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America, and Tom Nichols, staff writer at The Atlantic, join Ian Bremmer on the GZERO World podcast to look back at the remarkable power shifts of 2022 and what it might mean for the year ahead.

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What the West is doing wrong in the world's biggest crises
What the West is Doing Wrong in the World's Biggest Crises | GZERO World Full Interview

What the West is doing wrong in the world's biggest crises

To fix our broken international political system, we need a crisis. For instance, a pandemic, climate change, Big Tech having too much power, or a Russia invasion of Ukraine. But it must be a crisis that's so destructive it forces us to respond fast, and together — like World War II. That's the crisis that created the international system we have today, and kept the peace until now. On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer talks to Anne-Marie Slaughter, former US State Department official and now CEO of New America, and political scientist and Harvard professor Stephen Walt about the war and other crises.

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Using today's crises to fix tomorrow's problems
Using Today’s Crises to Fix Tomorrow’s Problems | GZERO World

Using today's crises to fix tomorrow's problems

We're moving toward more illiberalism, zero trust in the US-China relationship, and other global crises. Are there any reasons for hope?

Not for political scientist and Harvard professor Stephen Walt, who believes we can't tackle all these crises at the same time — otherwise, at some point people will just throw up their hands and say it's just too hard.

What's more, he tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, when a crisis hits, the temptation to turn to strongman rule to fix the problem "goes way up."

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