These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2017

Source: Time

BY Ian Bremmer

With the election of Donald Trump, the G-zero world is now fully upon us.

The triumph of an “America first” foreign policy marks a fundamental break with decades of U.S. exceptionalism and a consensus view in Washington that U.S. international leadership, however flawed and uneven, is indispensable for international stability.

That in turn is set to bring to an end the 70-year era of Pax Americana, a period in which U.S. hegemony in security, trade, and the promotion of values provided baseline predictability for the global economy. In 2017, we enter a period of deep geopolitical recession.

With these ideas as backdrop, here are the top 10 political risks for the coming year, according to the Eurasia Group — the political risk consultancy I founded and oversee. There are also a few “red herrings,” stories where we see less risk than meets the eye:

Categories: America, The Muslim Times, USA

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