In the February 18, 2019, issue of TIME magazine, page 25, Ian Bremmer (see some of Bremmer’s impressive credentials below) presents an article titled “The end of a U.S.-Russia arms treaty spells long-term trouble.” The title refers to the Trump Administration’s decision to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987.
A few quotes from the article:
“Washington’s decision to walk away from the INF Treaty is yet another sign to Europeans that the U.S. can no longer be counted on as a partner.”
“In an era of stronger U.S.-E.U. Relations” there might have been a way “…to get the Russians to respect the terms of the deal rather than the U.S. deciding to do away with it altogether.”
Bremmer points out that the INF Treaty might have been a way for the U.S. and Russia “…to make the world a safer place. Now it’s yet one more point of tension.”
I’m looking forward to hearing from my many friends who support the current administration about this subject. For my part, I agree with Bremmer.
“Bremmer is most widely known for advances in political risk; referred to as the “guru” in the field by The Economist and The Wall Street Journal and, more directly, bringing political science as a discipline to the financial markets. In 2001, Bremmer created Wall Street’s first global political risk index, now the GPRI (Global Political Risk Index). 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.
Bremmer has published ten books, including the national bestsellers Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World (Portfolio, May 2012), which details risks and opportunities in a world without global leadership, and The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations (Portfolio, May 2010), which describes the global phenomenon of state capitalism and its implications for economics and politics.
Bremmer is a frequent writer and commentator in the media. He is the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large for Time, a contributor for the Financial Times A-List, and has also published articles in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs and many other publications. He appears regularly on CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, Bloomberg Television, National Public Radio, the BBC, and other networks.