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Divided U.S., Not Covid, Is the Biggest Risk to World in 2021, Survey Says

NYPD officers detain a demonstrator at a protest during the 2020 Presidential election in New York.
NYPD officers detain a demonstrator at a protest during the 2020 Presidential election in New York.Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

With the global economy still in the teeth of the Covid-19 crisis, the Eurasia group sees a divided U.S. as a key risk this year for a world lacking leadership.

“In decades past, the world would look to the U.S. to restore predictability in times of crisis. But the world’s preeminent superpower faces big challenges of its own,” said Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer and Chairman Cliff Kupchan in a report on the top risks for 2021.