Ian Bremmer on Leadership in a 'G-Zero World'

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The war in Iraq is over; the war in Afghanistan is winding down. Americans' thoughts have turned inward, toward our stubborn domestic problems: high unemployment, the sluggish economy. But the world won’t wait for America to solve its own problems.

Some argue that our global leadership has waned, but Ian Bremmer argues that the United States' 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, such as President Obama’s so-called "leading from behind" strategy in Libya.

Ian Bremmer is president of the Eurasia Group and author of "Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World."


Ian Bremmer

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [2]

Midwesterner from Midwest

Couldn't disagree more. I found the interview provocative and stimiulating on it's own merits without feeling the need to buy the book. Hockenberry and these producers always come through.

May. 02 2012 01:31 PM

As I listen to this segment I am impressed by its incomprehensible quality, except for the matter of showcasing the book which features this theory. It's like the imagery of modern art has come to radio broadcasting.
Way to go NPR.

May. 02 2012 08:59 AM

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