The Power of Crisis with Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer joins the podcast to discuss the concept of a “goldilocks” crisis, the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, and Europe’s role in global upheavals

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Ian Bremmer wrote his latest book before Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine. Yet, ‘The Power of Crisis’, which went into press on 26 February 2022, identifies three transformational global challenges besides the war: public health emergencies, the technological revolution, and climate change. In today’s podcast, Bremmer joins Mark Leonard to discuss the concept of a “goldilocks” crisis, the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, and Europe’s role in global upheavals. How can Europeans learn to survive and even thrive during current and forthcoming crises? And how can countries cooperate effectively in an age of great power competition?

This podcast was recorded on 13 June 2022.

Further reading

The Power of Crisis by Ian Bremmer


The Body Scout by Lincoln Michel

Cover image:
Ian Bremmer speaks at TEDxNewYork 2016 – Down the Rabbit Hole. September 10, 2016, SVA Theatre, New York, NY. Photo: Dian Lofton

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