The year 2018 promises to be a year of significant challenge to global stability and peace. As an uncertain United States under President Donald Trump continues to back away from its traditional leadership role, it remains to be seen if other democratic powers, most notably Europe, India and Japan, can fill the vacuum created by an increasingly self-isolating American administration.
Burns, Nicholas. "An Outlook on Global Politics 2018." Research Institute: 2018 Davos Edition, 2018.