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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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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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