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Citigroup: There's a Whole New Type of Political Risk to Worry About

And it could compound traditional geopolitical struggles.

Investors have to acknowledge a new set of risks tied to socioeconomic concerns that go far beyond the realm of traditional geopolitical hazards and have the potential to roil economic activity and financial markets. The confluence of new and old political risks threatens to undermine progress made through globalization and foster a rise in conflict between, as well as within, nations.

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