The United States
The Middle East
Long-Term Technological Transformation
Our 2017 forecast includes projections for several regions. Here are some highlights.
The United States:
U.S. foreign policy will shift toward nationalism and this will change U.S. relationships throughout the world.
The U.S. will not experience a recession in 2017 but will show signs of one by the end of the year.
The U.S. will seek to enforce or renegotiate trade deals such as NAFTA. Further multilateral trade agreements are unlikely.
The U.S. will seek to redefine trade relationships on a basis more advantageous for the U.S. and China will be the first target.
The U.S. will try to limit exposure to instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe by shifting the burden of maintaining stability to allied forces.
In Asia and the South Pacific, the U.S. will maintain close military relationships with k