The Top Political Risks of 2017

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In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., pose for photographers after a meeting in the Speaker's office on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and the author of Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World (Portfolio, 2015), offers his annual look ahead at global political risks.

The report states that we're now in a "period of geopolitical recession," and that "this year marks the most volatile political risk environment in the postwar period."