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Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer

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Ian Bremmer is President of Eurasia Group and the author of Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.

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  1. The IMF Needs More Lagarde
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    The IMF Needs More Lagarde

    Jan 19, 2016 Ian Bremmer supports another five-year term for the IMF's managing director.

  2. Cold War or Cool Calculation?
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    Cold War or Cool Calculation?

    May 13, 2014 Ian Bremmer argues that the West should offer more carrots for Ukraine, rather than more sticks for Russia.

  3. China’s Risky Reforms
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    China’s Risky Reforms

    Feb 14, 2014 Ian Bremmer & David Gordon caution that the leadership's proposed reforms heighten the risk of instability at home and abroad.

  4. Syria’s G-Zero Fate
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    Syria’s G-Zero Fate

    Sep 7, 2013 Ian Bremmer on the continuing carnage in Syria.

  5. Impatient South Africa
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    Impatient South Africa

    Feb 15, 2013 Ian Bremmer & Mark Y. Rosenberg

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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