QUARTERLY FORECASTS

2017 Third-Quarter Forecast

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:54 GMT

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Overview

Federal investigations and budget battles with Congress will make for another distracting quarter for U.S. President Donald Trump. But these disruptions won't mitigate the White House's rhetoric, or broader speculation that the United States is retreating from the global stage. And though mixed messages from the U.S. administration won’t result in Washington abandoning its traditional allies, they will spur more unilateral action by U.S. partners in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. ...

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Global Trends

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:53 GMT

Those hoping to fill the United States' shoes in leading the world still have their own existential threats to contend with at home.

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Americas

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:52 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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Middle East and North Africa

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:49 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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Europe

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:51 GMT

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

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Asia-Pacific

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:52 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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Eurasia

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:51 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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South Asia

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:48 GMT

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

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Sub-Saharan Africa

MIN READJun 26, 2017 | 13:47 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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