One week into 2013, and many pundits have already released their predictions for the top stories of the new year. Some are predictable, such as the likely political fight over the debt ceiling in March, but others are unexpected, just as few anticipated that 2011 would have seen such rapid change across the Middle East and North Africa. Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, is an expert at predicting the unexpected. Today, the Eurasia Group releases its report on the top risks to watch in 2013, with a number of surprising results.
Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, came to the WNYC studios to talk about his new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World. While he was here, he answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?
Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, talks about his new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.
Some argue that the United States' global leadership has waned, but Ian Bremmer argues that the our role in the international community isn't over, it’s just different. Today’s international order must be one of strategic partnerships and compromises, Bremmer argues, like President Obama’s so-called "leading from behind" strategy in Libya.
With the new year comes some new global risks, according to geopolitical risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group's recent report, "Top Risks 2011." Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, discusses North Korea, US policy gridlock, WikiLeaks-style "info-anarchists," and other political risks that made this year's list.
→ Ian Bremmer will be taking part in a panel discussion, "Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2011," on Wednesday, January 19 12:00 PM at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 East 64th Street.
Tickets and information available at CarnegieCouncil.org
Ian Bremmer details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a trend that he believes threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere.