Weekly Geopolitical Report – The Mid-Year Geopolitical Outlook (July 10, 2017)
by Bill O’Grady
As is our custom, we update our geopolitical outlook for the remainder of the year as the first half comes to a close. This report is less a series of predictions as it is a list of potential geopolitical issues that we believe will dominate the international landscape for the rest of the year. It is not designed to be exhaustive; instead, it focuses on the “big picture” conditions that we believe will affect policy and markets going forward. They are listed in order of importance.
Issue #1: The Political Fragmentation of the West
Issue #2: North Korea
Issue #3: An Unsettled Middle East
Issue #4: A Resurgent Russia
Issue #5: China’s Financial Situation