ANNUAL FORECASTS

2020 Annual Forecast

MIN READJan 6, 2020 | 00:01 GMT

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Overview

Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the U.S. presidential and congressional elections will shape the actions and decisions of countries around the world in 2020. A contentious election year in the United States means that even as other nations deal with their own domestic, regional and global concerns, they must take into account the opportunities and risks in decisions that overlap U.S. interests, considering the possible dramatic post-election change in U.S. posture ...

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Global Trends

MIN READDec 23, 2019 | 18:56 GMT

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Asia-Pacific

MIN READDec 23, 2019 | 18:59 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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Middle East and North Africa

MIN READDec 23, 2019 | 21:04 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 READDec 23, 2019 | 21:19 GMT

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

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Americas

MIN READDec 23, 2019 | 21:19 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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Eurasia

MIN READDec 23, 2019 | 21:20 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 READDec 23, 2019 | 21:21 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 READDec 23, 2019 | 21:21 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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