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From the devastation in Syria, to Brexit and the turbulent election of Donald Trump, the events of 2016 shifted the balance of political power and have produced a feeling of collective global anxiety.
But how much has the world really changed in the last year, and what does the future hold?
"In 2017 we enter a period of geopolitical recession," according to a new report from the Eurasia Group, which analyzes political risk around the world.
Every year, Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group, releases a report on the top risks facing the globe. Bremmer focused much of his report last year on America's inward turn, a turn that he says is going to be felt tangibly throughout the world in 2017.