“The world in 2020: ten issues that will shape the global agenda”, Eduard Soler (CIDOB, Spain)

Eduard Soler (coord.), The world in 2020: ten issues that will shape the global agenda, December 2019

As well as immediate challenges, 2020 will encourage us to think about those in the medium and long term. A new year begins and so does a new decade. We leave 2019 behind with public protests on half of the world’s streets, with the economic crisis so many have warned of still to surface, new examples of Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy at the helm of what remains the leading global power and growing awareness of the climate emergency and gender gap. So what will the world look like in 2020? Which major challenges will shape the decade that is just beginning? It may be summed up as disorientedunequal and desynchronised.

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