Author and President of Eurasia Group

Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World

Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World

Ian Bremmer
Published by
Portfolio (Penguin Group)
May 2015
ISBN-10: 1591847478 / ISBN-13: 978-1591847472

From the bestselling author of The End of the Free Market, the story of three provocative choices facing the world’s sole superpower.

Global policy expert Ian Bremmer calls for a complete rethink of America’s role in tomorrow’s world. In an increasingly volatile international environment, the question has never been more important. Bremmer explores three choices, each with its own benefits and drawbacks:

Independent America argues that it’s time for Washington to declare independence from the responsibility to solve everyone else’s problems. Instead, America should lead by example by investing in America’s enormous untapped potential.

Moneyball America acknowledges that we can’t manage every international challenge but asserts that we must defend U.S. interests wherever they’re threatened. It looks beyond phony arguments about American exceptionalism with a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. strengths and limitations.

Indispensable America insists that only Washington can promote the values on which global stability increasingly depends in our hyper-connected world. Turning inward would threaten America’s security and prosperity.

Bremmer makes his best pitch for each scenario, offers his own conclusions, and challenges the reader to choose.



Ian Bremmer speaks to the World Business Forum about America's role in the world