Ian Bremmer
Raptures & Ruptures: Our World Today

Navigating the complexities of today's fractured world is no easy feat. We find ourselves in what my guest calls a geopolitical recession—an era void of the peace dividend we once enjoyed.

He is Ian Bremmer, the founder of both the Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm, and GZERO Media. He has spent the better part of the last 30 years providing the world clear and concise insight into the fractured world around us, such special interests include, our increasingly technopolar world, the surge in authoritarianism and a surge in geopolitical conflicts.

On the global affairs circuit, he is considered a trusted insider, a regular on CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, Bloomberg, he serves as a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large for Time magazine. He has channeled his decades long insights into best-selling books, including “The Power of Crisis” in 2022 and “Us vs Them: The Failure of Globalism” in 2018, both highly recommended.

What makes Ian a rare commodity in today’s world is that he is a pundit without ideological leanings, a bipartisan figure operating in a divided world. Regardless of the public square having been dismantled, Ian continues to operate effectively beyond the walls of polarisation.

As we contemplate the uncertainty of our future, dialogue such as this becomes more essential than ever in understanding our fractured world.

Our discussion points include:

– The feeling of uncertainty that currently marks our world
– What is a geopolitical recession?
– Are our institutions still relevant for our current systems
– The unfolding developments in the Middle East
– The rise of antisemitism globally as a consequence of this
– The damning responsibility that Benjamin Netanyahu shares for crisis
– The growing and pervasive influence of global tech bros
– The profound concerns surrounding AI and its unnerving power
– Why its rise could signal what he says is the end of the Westphalian order
– The possibility that we might not be here in our present form for much longer


Ian Bremmer and Bill Browder: What Lies Ahead for Putin – CogX
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