Ian Bremmer is the Founder and President of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Bremmer created Wall Street's first global political risk index and has authored several books, including Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in the G-Zero World, which details risks and opportunities in a world without leadership. He also wrote the national bestseller, The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? and The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall. He is a contributor to the Financial Times A-List and Reuters.com, and writes "The Call" blog on ForeignPolicy.com. Bremmer has a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University and presently teaches at Columbia University. His analysis focuses on global macropolitical trends and emerging markets, which he defines as ?those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes?.