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Postby Ka-El » Jan 4th, 2018, 8:15 pm

The 10 biggest risks the world faces in 2018

"Let's be honest: 2018 doesn't feel good," Eurasia Group's president, Ian Bremmer, and chairman, Cliff Kupchan, wrote in their annual "Top Risks" report.

"Yes, markets are soaring, and the economy isn't bad, but citizens are divided," Bremmer and Kupchan said. "Governments aren't doing much governing. And the global order is unraveling."

Their assessment of the biggest risks the world faces in 2018 spans the planet, from individual countries to global trends. Something big could happen, they say, to shake the world unlike anything in a decade.

"If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis - the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown - it feels like 2018," Bremmer and Kupchan said. "Sorry."

Here's what Eurasia Group sees as the risks for 2018.

1. China filling a global leadership vacuum

At the top of the list is the risk of a powerful and modern China filling a void left by the US in for the position of global leader.

2. Accidents

The analysts at Eurasia Group are worried about an accident that could spark a larger conflict.

"There's been no major geopolitical crisis since 9/11, and none created by governments since the Cuban missile crisis," Bremmer and Kupchan said. "But there are now many places where a misstep or misjudgment could provoke serious international conflict."

The biggest risk areas are the Korean Peninsula, Syria, Eastern Europe, and Iraq,

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/the ... &ocid=iehp

There are more (8 in fact), and Trump plays a key role in more than these first two greatest risks. The world has never been in more a precarious position than now with that imbecilic goof in the Whitehouse. God help America. God help us all.

Happy New Year! Eat, drink and be merry. It might be our last. :130:
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Re: Happy New Year

Postby Queen K » Jan 4th, 2018, 8:38 pm

Or, one could say

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:130: Happy New Year Ka-El, I hope you're wrong!
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Re: Happy New Year

Postby Ka-El » Jan 4th, 2018, 8:44 pm

me too - but just in case :digging:
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