Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing on U.S. foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk. He is president of Eurasia Group, a global political risk consultancy.
Bremmer’s books include the bestselling “The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall” (2006), named a ‘Book of the Year’ by “The Economist” magazine, and “Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor States” (1993). He is a columnist for “The International Herald Tribune” and the webzine ‘Slate’, and a contributing editor at “The National Interest.”
Bremmer is most widely known for advances in the field of political risk and, more directly, for bringing political science as a discipline to Wall Street. 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.