FPA: Three choices for America’s role in the world
Eurasia Group’s president and founder, Ian Bremmer, discusses the United States’ lack of foreign policy direction and offers three choices that will define the next America’s role on the world stage. (Published on Jun 11, 2015)
A discussion with Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group, who will speak on What are the World’s Biggest Political Risks Today?
In a world with fraying coordination between major powers and a lack of effective global leadership, geopolitical flare-ups are burning brighter, for longer, more often. And such turmoil, from Syria to Ukraine, only perpetuates this leadership vacuum.
For the first time since the financial crisis, the blockbuster economic risks-such as the possibility that the Eurozone would implode, that China would suffer a hard landing, or that the United States’ economic recovery would crumble under a mountain of growing debts and Washington gridlock-have all been assuaged. Instead, political concerns are
Ian Bremmer will take a tour of the world’s most prevalent geopolitical flashpoints, weaving them into the broader risk context that will drive debate for the coming months. What does the United States’ perceived foreign policy disengagement mean for its allies and the world’s most tumultuous regions? As emerging markets increasingly diverge in their outlooks, who are the winners and losers? Where will unrest and political uncertainty impact markets– and where might we see political shocks strike next?
In 1998, Bremmer established Eurasia Group with just $25,000. At present, the company is the leading global political risk research and consulting firm, with offices in New York, Washington, and London, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries. Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise about how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investment environments across the globe.