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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 | 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


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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The State Of Democracy In The World | Quick Take | GZERO Media

Democracy is resilient - but so is authoritarianism around the world

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi everybody. Ian Bremmer here and a happy Monday to you. Time for a Quick Take to kick off your week. I thought I would talk about the state of democracy.

Of course, over the course of the last 10 years, there's been so much discussion of the world becoming more illiberal, lower case that more people in the world are living under authoritarian regimes or mixed governments, hybrid governments than living under pure democracy. In part because authoritarian states are growing more powerful, in part because some democracies, including the United States, are watching their systems, their institutions erode and watching their political leaders become de-legitimized.

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America’s Top National Security Threat Comes From Within, Says NYT Journalist | GZERO World

Top US national security threat: the myth of the stolen election

David Sanger knows a thing or two about national security. After all, it's his beat at the New York Times.

So what does he think is the biggest threat to America's national security right now?

An "insider threat" to the stability of the election system coming not from Russia, not from China, and not from North Korea. The biggest menace is Americans willing to engage in political violence, Sanger tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

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Ari Winkleman

Overturning a US election ain't that easy

With Midterm Matters, we are counting down to the US midterm elections on Nov. 8 by separating the signal from the noise on election-related news.

A leading concern for many American voters on the left is that many candidates on next Tuesday’s ballots say the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. That’s not just because they find that opinion indefensible and willfully dumb; it’s because some of these candidates are running for offices that give them access to the processes by which future elections will be held and votes counted.

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DC Journalists Susan Glasser & Peter Baker Join Ian Bremmer on GZERO World

DC journalists Susan Glasser & Peter Baker join Ian Bremmer on GZERO World

With just a few weeks remaining before the deeply consequential 2022 midterm elections in the United States, Ian Bremmer speaks to two of Washington’s top reporters in front of a live audience in New York City. This special episode from the fifth season of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer features DC power couple and co-authors Susan Glasser, Washington columnist for The New Yorker, and Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times. They discuss their bestselling new book, "The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021," the upcoming US midterm elections, and the state of American democracy in 2022.

Follow @gzeromedia and watch the interview on US public television starting Friday, October 21 (check local listings), or on gzeromedia.com.

Opinion: January 6 failed but the threat to U.S. democracy is far from over

Opinion: January 6 failed but the threat to U.S. democracy is far from over

The select congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol kicked off a series of public hearings last Thursday to make the case to the American people that former President Donald Trump was directly involved in a violent and coordinated attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

Already the initial proceedings have made two things clear, a stark reminder of just how divided and dysfunctional our political system is.

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