Ian Bremmer PRO

President at Eurasia Group and GZERO Media

GZERO World. Signal. Puppet Regime. World in 60 Seconds.  GZERO Media came from the minds of Eurasia Group to make sense of a leaderless world.

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Qatar has so far proven able to withstand intense economic and political pressure from the Saudis and the UAE for a foreign policy more to their liking. It helps to be a small country with lots of money. Now Qatar wants to help Turkey withstand pressure on its fragile economy from Donald Trump. On the one hand, it’s a risky investment. On the other hand, it’s a pledge...let’s see if it’s real money.

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Qatar to invest $15 billion in Turkey; source says banks the focus

Qatar pledged $15 billion of investment in Turkey on Wednesday

Reuters | 22 hours ago

Reading the daily back and forth between Taliban and US versions of the ever-oscillating balance of power on the ground, two questions remain: 17 years later, how does the US define victory? At what cost (blood, treasure, and time) can that victory credibly be achieved?

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Taliban assault on Ghazni flouts Afghan and U.S. hopes for truce, peace talks

Afghan forces belatedly repelled insurgents but may be losing a propaganda war.

Washington Post | Aug 14, 2018

Trump’s sanctions and tariffs didn’t make Turkey’s economy vulnerable. Erdogan is more responsible for that. But now Trump has added a lot of pressure on an already vulnerable economy…with possible implications for European companies caught in the middle. Can Erdogan back down gracefully from his fight with Trump? The better question: Can confidence be restored in Turkey’s economy under his leadership?

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Turkish lira crisis sends shock waves across emerging-market funds

Emerging-market assets are under pressure on Friday as troubles in Turkey’s currency stoked a broader concern about contagion in economies and assets in other regions viewed as so-called emerging m...

MarketWatch | Aug 13, 2018