Ian Bremmer argues that Washington's directionless foreign policy has become prohibitively expensive and increasingly dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, US policymakers have stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine without a clear strategy. Ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power.
"A must read for Foreign Policy"
This groundbreaking book is the first to both identify the wide range of political risks that global firms face and show investors how to effectively manage them. Written by two of the world's leading figures in political risk management, it reveals that, while the world remains exceedingly risky for businesses, it is by no means incomprehensible. The authors provide a wealth of unique methods, tools, and concepts to help understand political risk, showing when and how political risk analysis works - and when it does not.
"The definitive guide on political risk"
Forget the G-7 and the G-20; we are entering a leaderless "G- Zero" era- with profound implications for every country and corporation. The world power structure is facing a vacuum at the top. With the unifying urgency of the financial crisis behind us, the diverse political and economic values of the G-20 are curtailing the world's most powerful governments' ability to mediate growing global challenges. There is no viable alternative group to take its place.
"It is tough to be an adult"
Understanding the rise of state capitalism and its threat to global free markets, The End of the Free Market details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies and large pools of excess capital, using them for political gain. This trend threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere.
"A MUST READ FOR FREE MARKET THINKERS"
From the world's leading experts on geopolitical risk, a guide to the major global issues and policies sure to dominate headlines in the next few years. In the last four years, the world has suffered a financial market meltdown and subsequent global recession. The eurozone crisis looms, the Middle East is in turmoil, and a shifting power balance between emerging markets and developed economies is reordering the global economy as a whole.
This month's issue includes three complete articles. From "Forethought," Ian Bremmer and Fareed Zakaria explain how to hedge your political risk in China. Then, in "Innovation, The Classic Traps," Rosabeth Moss Kanter offers practical tips on how to keep your creative team from getting bogged down. The third article, by Michael Useem, explores "How Well Run Boards Make Decisions."
Tonight on the program, a discussion about Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. Charlie is joined by Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, and Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
We conclude with an update on Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation with Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Tonight on the program, an update on the 2016 presidential election with Dan Balz, chief correspondent at the Washington Post.
Next, a discussion about President Obama's final trip to Asia before leaving office with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group.
We continue with Steve Schwarzman, C.E.O. of Blackstone and founder of the international Schwarzman Scholarship, along with three inaugural scholars.
We conclude with Mike Allen of Politico.
Geopolitical thought leader Ian Bremmer issues a clarion call to America: redefine your place in the world, or the world will define it for you. America's identity abroad has long been defined by the Second World War and years of Cold War struggle. But the new America has changed; its role and identity are in flux - and with them the global balance of power. In Superpower, president and founder of the Eurasia Group Ian Bremmer calls for a completely new definition of America as a superpower - one that adheres to distinct priorities and values.