Political Futures, 2009

Overview

"Political Futures" is a series of video conversations between Ian Bremmer (Eurasia Group) and Joel Rosenthal (Carnegie Council) on the risks to look out for in 2009.

MAR 10, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Mar 09 Segment 5: The Fat Tail (8:51 mins)

How can the economic impact of political instabilities be predicted and managed? How well positioned is the United States to deal with shocks?

MAR 10, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Mar 09 Segment 4: The Petro-states (6:13 mins)

Everyone is affected by the global economic crisis. But what are the special challenges facing petro-states, such as Venezuela, Iran, and Iraq?

MAR 10, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Mar 09 Segment 3: US Foreign Policy (4:53 mins)

Is the new U.S. administration off to a good start with its approach to foreign policy?

MAR 10, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Mar 09 Segment 2: Obama (7:16 mins)

How is President Obama managing the country in an environment of fear and anger caused by the economic crisis?

MAR 10, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Mar 09 Segment 1: Davos (5:13 mins)

The news out of Davos is that this is the year of governments. Globally decisions are being made by public sectors, not Wall Street. But ...

FEB 24, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Feb 09 Segment 5: China and U.S. Foreign Policy Making (3:53 mins)

Are the US and China truly co-dependent, as many claim? What is the future of the US-China relationship, both economically and politically? What are the ...

FEB 24, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Feb 09 Segment 4: Israel, Iran, Cuba, Russia (5:50 mins)

Are we on track with diplomatic engagement with Iran? Are the Israelis going to attack Iran to slow down the Iranian nuclear program? How will ...

FEB 24, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Feb 09 (Video in full) (27:12 mins)

Ian Bremmer (Eurasia Group) and Joel Rosenthal (Carnegie Council) discuss top risks for 2009, including the dangers of over-regulation; Bush legacy issues, such as Guantanamo; climate ...

FEB 24, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Feb 09 Segment 3: Global Structural Issues (5:38 mins)

Ian Bremmer and Joel Rosenthal discuss two critical global structural issues that the Obama administration faces: climate change and nuclear non-proliferation.

FEB 24, 2009 Podcast

Political Futures Feb 09 Segment 2: Bush Legacy Issues (5:45 mins)

Closing Guantanamo, the Israel/Palestine situation, the "War on Terror," Iraq--how should Obama deal with these issues, and what should his priorities be?