The Top Risks Facing the U.S. & the World in 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

Turkish riot police officers take cover as Kurdish protesters shoot fireworks at them during clashes in central Istanbul on December 7, 2013. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty)

While the world saw a host of dramatic changes in 2013—an elected government replaced by the military in Egypt, a new pope in Rome, a resurgent Bashar al-Assad in Syria—2014 will likely see greater shifts in politics and the international economy.

Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group, a global political risk research and consulting firm, examines the top risks facing the U.S and the world in 2014.

The major areas of change and risk center on the Middle East, Turkey, Brazil, Russia and China. Bremmer says that while a great deal of media attention may focus on U.S. domestic politics, European Union economics and Syria, these issues are "red herrings" in terms of global risk for the coming year.


Ian Bremmer

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Jillian Weinberger


T.J. Raphael

Comments [3]

oscar from ny

The top risk is the evil demons working directly with Satan to blind us from the truth, that these devils will use every form necessary to use us and than kill us or worst becoming like them..haven't you notice you can't anything decent anymore..these devils have poisoned the backbone of the ppl of america and the world and the worst part is that these infected ppl obey the demons like their life depended on it..don't you see what these devils want is to kill us..that's their main objective..and their lies are their power together with the millions of souls that they have murder and their billions of excuses will be dealt if your smart you'll discard this cancer that the world has and start curing yourselves because these demons will stray the nations of the world..let's pray to the lord of the worlds to exercise this world from these terrifying demented ancient devils..

Jan. 06 2014 03:43 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

"Running with Chain Saws," is the title for the world's geo-political future this year.

Jan. 06 2014 01:49 PM
Ed from Larchmont

We have continued to turn to serious moral evil. A society can't do that for very long without facing disaster, disaster which destroys the evil but also much of the society. That might be where we are now. We need to separate ourselves from evil practices while there is still time.

Jan. 06 2014 09:11 AM

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