Ian Bremmer is a renowned American political scientist specialising in international relations, states in transition, and global political risk. He is the President of Eurasia Group, a global political risk research and consulting firm. Eurasia Group has a network of experts and resources in 90 countries and provides analysis and expertise about how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investment environments across the globe.
He regularly expresses his views on political issues in speeches, TV appearances and high profile publications. He has also been called the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist.
Author of several bestselling books, Bremmer’s works include Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Loses in a G-Zero World and The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War between States and Corporations? His writing regularly appears in Reuters and the Financial Times A-list, and he has published hundreds of articles in others of the world’s most prestigious journals. He makes regular appearances on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, CNN, the BBC and many other outlets.
Ian Bremmer is a pioneer in the field of the application of political risk in financial markets. He created the first GPRI (global political risk index) on Wall Street and is viewed as the founder of the academic discipline of political risk. He has also set the standard definition for emerging markets, being countries where politics are as important as economics for market outcomes, and coined the widely accepted phrase “G-Zero” to describe a global power vacuum.
Ian Bremmer earned a PhD in political science from Stanford University in 1994 and was the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a global research professor at New York University and has held faculty positions at Columbia University, the EastWest Institute, and the World Policy Institute. In 2007, Bremmer was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.