Looking back at the year 2017, a report by the European Council on Foreign Relations, a pan-European think tank, concludes: “It could have been worse.” Yes, liberal internationalism prevailed against the odds, but will this trend hold going forward? According to the report, much hinges upon US foreign policy decisions, including whether the Trump administration chooses to escalate tensions with North Korea. While predictions are notoriously inaccurate, the report provides a valuable overview of the major events, leaders and trends that will influence international politics in the year to come.
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The European Council on Foreign Relations is a pan-European think tank with offices in seven European capitals.