Ian Bremmer

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Ian Bremmer is President of the Eurasia Group.

Bremmer received his PhD in political science from Stanford University in 1994, specializing in nation- and state-building in the former Soviet Union. Bremmer was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and held research and teaching positions at the EastWest Institute and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Since 1997 he has served as a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and he currently teaches at Columbia University. [1]

"Bremmer's research focuses on states in transition, global political risk, and US foreign policy," a biographical note states. [2]

In 1998 he founded the research and consulting firm Eurasia Group. In 2001, Bremmer authored Wall Street’s first global political risk index, now the DESIX (Deutsche Bank Eurasia Group Stability Index) – a joint venture with investment bank Deutsche Bank. [3]

Bremmer has "advised world leaders on a pro-bono basis, including US Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi, and former Russian Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko. Bremmer's articles with former Russian Deputy PM Boris Nemtsov following the 1998 Russian financial crisis appeared in newspapers throughout the world." [4]

Books and articles

Bremmer has authored five books including:

  • Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor States (Cambridge University Press, 1993)
  • The J Curve: A New Way to Understand the Rise and Fall of Nations (Simon and Schuster, 2006)

He has also been published in International Affairs, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, The New Statesman, Fortune, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times. He is a columnist for The Financial Times, contributing editor at The National Interest, and a political commentator on CNN, FoxNews and CNBC.

Resources and articles

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  1. Trustees, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, accessed September 13, 2007.

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