Analysts: Sorry, but We May Have a Global Crisis This Year

Eurasia Group lays out a bunch of ways it might happen
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2018 9:44 AM CST
President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

(Newser) – Given that "the global order is unraveling" in "a world without leadership," Eurasia Group has some sorry news: "If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis—the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown—it feels like 2018." What kind of crisis might be on the horizon? The New York-based political risk consultancy lists 10 possibilities, including several related to declining US influence. The biggest seven:

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