ASTANA, 12-13 Nov: The international Astana Club discussion platform hosted a presentation of the report, ‘2019 Global Risk Rating’ for the Eurasian Region’.
The rating was prepared by the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP). The opinions of more than 30 leading thinkers from around the world were collected and approximately 1,000 experts from 60 countries participated in the survey.
Among the outstanding minds and Nobel laureates to contribute as authors to the report were: Vladimir Yakunin, the chairman of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute’s supervisory board; Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center; Dan Smith, director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Matthew Burrows, director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks initiative; Mohammed Elbaradei, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; and Rajendra Pachauri, chief mentor to the international POP (Protect Our Planet ) movement and the president of the World Forum on Sustainable Development.
The purpose of the rating is to assess current geopolitical and geo-economic processes both in the Eurasian region and throughout the world. According to the survey, among the major ten risks are the relationship between global powers such as Russia, the US, and China, which includes the escalation of confrontation between China and the US, and deterioration in relations between Russia and the West. The list also includes trade wars; war in the Middle East; the ‘defrosting’ of hot spots in Eurasia; the growth of separatist and ethno-confessional conflicts; the aggravation of environmental and water-related challenges; the strengthening and