QUARTERLY FORECASTS

2018 Fourth-Quarter Forecast

MIN READSep 9, 2018 | 18:03 GMT

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Overview

With an eye on every corner of the world, our global forecast for the final quarter of 2018 shows little respite for careworn countries, trade agreements under strain, trouble ahead in emerging markets, little progress in resolving conflicts and broad shifts in alliances. ...

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Global Trends

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Asia-Pacific

MIN READSep 9, 2018 | 18:30 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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Americas

MIN READSep 9, 2018 | 20:39 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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Europe

MIN READSep 9, 2018 | 21:23 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 9, 2018 | 17:38 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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South Asia

MIN READSep 9, 2018 | 14:39 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 9, 2018 | 21:17 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 9, 2018 | 21:56 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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