In 2017, the global political risk landscape was turbulent and is likely to remain so over the next 12 months. Marsh’s Political Risk Map 2018, based on BMI Research findings, highlights changes during the past 12 months and looks ahead to continuing risks and new concerns. For example, tensions between North Korea, the US, and other countries have risen as North Korea continues to conduct missile tests.

At the same time, the risk of increased global trade protectionism continues. BMI Research predicts that trade giants — such as the US — will seek further restrictions in 2018, after a brief decline in such measures being implemented in 2017. The Trump administration has asked the US Department of Commerce to conduct studies into “unfair” trade practices, which could be used to justify tariffs. Meanwhile, succession risks dominate the political risk landscape in many African countries. And the threat of terrorism remains a concern, evidenced by attacks in Europe, Africa, Asia, and elsewhere in 2017.

Full Marsh report here: POLITICAL RISK MAP 2018