Ian Arthur Bremmer (born November 12, 1969) is an American political scientist specializing in U.S.
foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk.
He is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm with offices in New York City, Washington, London, Tokyo, São Paulo, San Francisco, Brasilia, and Singapore.
Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise about how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investment environments across the globe.
Bremmer is also the founder of GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs.
He hosts GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer, a television show in which he explains stories and ideas shaping the globe and interviews some of the world’s top newsmakers and thought leaders.
He is the author of several books, including The J Curve, Every Nation for Itself, and the New York Times bestselling Us vs.
Them: The Failure of Globalism.As of December 2014, he is foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time.
In 2013, he was named professor at New York University, and in 2019, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs announced that Bremmer would teach an Applied Geopolitics course at the school.
Most widely known for advances in political risk, Bremmer is referred to as the "guru" in the field by The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.
More directly, he is credited with bringing political science as a discipline to the financial markets.
Bremmer's definition of an emerging market as "a country where politics matters at least as much as economics to the market" is a standard reference in the political risk field.
He lives in New York City, but is a devotee of the Boston Red Sox.