Don’t miss Eurasia Group’s 2018 political risk outlook out now.  From the report’s intro:

Let’s be honest: 2018 doesn’t feel good. Yes, markets are soaring and the economy isn’t bad, but citi- zens are divided. Governments aren’t doing much governing. And the global order is unraveling.

The scale of the world’s political challenges is daunting. Liberal democracies have less legitimacy than at any time since World War II, and most of their structural problems don’t appear xable. Today’s strongest leaders show little interest in civil society or common values.

In the 20 years since we started Eurasia Group, the global environment has had its ups and downs. But if we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis—the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown—it feels like 2018. Sorry.

 

Their top 10 things to worry about this coming year:

  1. China loves a vacuum
  2. Accidents
  3. Global tech cold war
  4. Mexico
  5. US-Iran relations
  6. The erosion of institutions
  7. Protectionism 2.0
  8. United Kingdom
  9. Identity politics in southern Asia
  10. Africa’s security

 

You can read the full report here.

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Posted by Carlos Alvarenga

Carlos A. Alvarenga is the Executive Director of World 50 Labs and Adjunct Professor in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert E. Smith School of Business.

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