QUARTERLY FORECASTS

2018 Second-Quarter Forecast

MIN READMar 11, 2018 | 22:11 GMT

As economic and political pressure mounts against China this quarter, North Korea will use a temporary detente with the South to undermine the United States' containment strategy against it.

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All eyes will be fixed on the White House this quarter as it launches a trade offensive whose collateral damage will span the globe. As economic and political pressure mounts against China, North Korea will use a temporary detente with the South to undermine the United States' containment strategy against it. ...

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Global Trends

MIN READMar 8, 2018 | 18:33 GMT

As U.S. President Donald Trump's 2018 trade agenda put it, "these are exciting times for U.S. trade policy." That may be the understatement of the year.

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Asia-Pacific

MIN READMar 8, 2018 | 20:57 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 READMar 9, 2018 | 15:07 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 READMar 9, 2018 | 15:58 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 READMar 9, 2018 | 16:45 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 READMar 9, 2018 | 17:12 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 READMar 9, 2018 | 17:39 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 READMar 9, 2018 | 18:21 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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