From trade wars to tech cold wars, the geopolitical environment is at the most dangerous it's been in decades and at a moment when the global economy is faring well. Between US-China tensions, cyber deterrence, European populism, US domestic politics, and elections in Nigeria and Ukraine, there is plenty to keep an eye out for in 2019.
However there's one thing Eurasia Group, KPMG's Global Alliance partner, will be paying attention to above all else this year: long-term problems. Because the world will continue to be consumed by addressing the various political crises of the day, the broader challenges facing the globe will continue to go unaddressed — from the erosion of U.S. democratic institutions to the fracturing of key global alliances. That means when a crisis does hit down the road, its impact will be devastating. That's the very top risk of 2019.
To discuss this, you are cordially invited to a briefing on Top 10 Geopolitical Risks in 2019: Taking Stock. With the first quarter of 2019 behind us, this seminar will give us a chance to reflect on the accuracy of the risk picture thus far, assess the direction for the rest of the year, and address the relevance of these risks for Norwegian companies.