What Are the Global Risks to Watch in 2020?

By Dr Maha Hosain Aziz

Let’s face it — we have a lot of baggage going into 2020. Consider the trade wars, tech wars and chronic proxy wars in places like Afghanistan and Syria; plus we have so many extremist strains, natural disasters, a global refugee crisis, Brexit, the North Korean threat and so on. These are factors that pose a recurring threat to our stability — that’s global risk in a nutshell. But what else should we be concerned about in 2020? Here are a few risks to watch for, based on the fourth annual joint project with my NYU graduate students…