QUARTERLY FORECASTS

2017 Fourth-Quarter Forecast

MIN READOct 2, 2017 | 07:58 GMT

An emerging nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula will rise to the top of the United States' agenda this quarter, reducing the priority of less pressing issues as Washington works furiously to avoid -- and prepare for -- the worst. 

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Overview

An emerging nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula will rise to the top of the United States' agenda this quarter, reducing the priority of less pressing issues as Washington works furiously to avoid -- and prepare for -- the worst. As the White House's gaze remains fixed on Pyongyang's arsenal, Europe, Japan and China will turn their attention inward to wrestle with important questions about their political futures. ...

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Global Trends

MIN READSep 28, 2017 | 13:54 GMT

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Asia-Pacific

MIN READSep 28, 2017 | 13:55 GMT

Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the Asia-Pacific region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Europe

MIN READSep 28, 2017 | 13:56 GMT

Europe is a continent riven by pockets of distinct cultures whose differences are all too often irreconcilable.

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Middle East and North Africa

MIN READSep 28, 2017 | 13:56 GMT

The Middle East and North Africa encompasses the Arabian Peninsula, the mountains of Iran, the plains of Turkey, the deserts of the Levant, the lands north of the Sahara and all coasts in between.

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Americas

MIN READSep 28, 2017 | 13:57 GMT

This geographically, culturally and politically diverse region is home to the United States, a nation whose geography helped it become the foremost economic and military power in the world

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South Asia

MIN READSep 28, 2017 | 13:57 GMT

Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.

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Eurasia

MIN READSep 28, 2017 | 13:57 GMT

Eurasia connects the East to the West, forming a land bridge that borders Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South Asia.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

MIN READSep 28, 2017 | 13:58 GMT

Covering an area that spans the entire width of the continent beginning at the Sahara Desert and ending at the southernmost tip of South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to countless cultures, languages, religions, plants, animals and natural resources.

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