ian bremmer

ian bremmer

political scientist, author, prof at nyu, columnist at time, ostensible intellectual entrepreneur, president @eurasiagroup

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US has no global leadership role in response to coronavirus crisis.

China’s isn’t doing much. And they’re responsible for the initial outbreak and coverup. But the US is absent.

Of course, Trump saying he’s going to defund the WHO doesn’t mean he’ll actually do it. Sort of like Bolsonaro with his Health Minister yesterday.

It’s @davidchang ⁩ and me in an actual knife fight. Who loses a finger? You’ll have to tune in.

As goes Wisconsin, so goes the nation? Wisconsin's presidential primaries today may foreshadow the US November election - but not in the way you may think. #CoronavirusPoliticsDaily 

In the future, everyone will be Trump’s press secretary for 15 minutes.

#Coronavirus cases have soared in Latin America, with the highest tallies reported in Brazil, Chile, and Ecuador. Even beyond the public health toll, the economic impact could be catastrophic. #CoronavirusPoliticsDailyPoliticsDaily 

Being cooped up on lockdown evidently exposes irreconcilable differences in some marriages. A divorce lawyer in Shanghai told Bloomberg that business has surged 25% since the city began easing lockdown in mid-March. #HardNumbers 


There’s plenty of competition, but most ineffective world leader responding to coronavirus right now goes to Brazil President Bolsonaro. This weekend he’s blasting governors taking lockdown measures. Will seriously damage his mandate.

Houston. Mumbai. Niger. All within the past week.

Did coronavirus come from China? Yes. Did it expand globally because the Chinese govt covered it up for a month? Yes. Does China produce most of US medical supply chain? Yes. Is it wise to antagonize China in the middle of this crisis? Are you fucking kidding me.

@Aeromexico  wins Troll of the Month award. Hands down.

This happens at every NATO summit with Trump. Every G7. Every G20. The US President is mocked by US allies behind his back.

Jimmy Fallon using his soap box for real leadership. Well done, sir.