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Eurasia Group: 2017 the Most Politically Volatile Year Since WWII

By Samuel Gee, News Editor

03 Jan 2017

2017 is likely to be the most volatile year in terms of political risk since World War Two, according to political risk consultancy Eurasia Group.

Donald Trump’s impending inauguration as President of the United States has been listed as a leading cause for volatility given his unilateral approach to foreign policy. Trump has already cast doubt on his loyalty to NATO, as well as showed hostility towards China throughout his election campaign and an unstable future is expected as the realities of his presidency unfold.

Closer to home, UK ambassador to the EU, Ivan Rogers, has quit his post ahead of schedule, presenting a major blow to Britain’s chances of securing a favourable deal in Brexit negotiations.

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