The Eurasia Group on January 6 published an article titled “Risk 1: Rigged!: Who governs the US?” listing US domestic politics as the top risk in 2020. Although the most surprising event in 2020 so far has been the killing of Iranian Major-General Qasem Soleimani and the ensuing US-Iran tensions, Middle East situation is only placed as the No.8 global risk. It does not prevent US politics from becoming the biggest risk, especially when considering the potential global and long-term impact of the exacerbating Washington-Tehran row.
By Zhang Tengjun