I will start with mine.

1) Climate change 2) Migration/border security 3) China

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thediggman
thediggman
a year ago

1 - Preserving Western liberal (small L) values - democracy and free markets, etc

2 - Balance of power wrt global security, particularly in the Middle East

3 - Migration-induced civil unrest

josiah
josiah
2 years ago
  1. State-sponsored cyberattacks (and their knock-on effects)

  2. Broad shift to illiberal democracy

  3. Food security -> border crises

esteban
esteban
a year ago

As a native to Venezuela, I already see that the #2 and #3 of your list have a strong impact to my country. Cyber attacks are not such large issue for our situation, but there is many times a connection with #1 and #2 such as Russian attacks on the United States and to the European Union.

My question is can we address cyber attacks adequately - to do this we must take them seriously. But at when do we consider cyber attacks to be warfare - do we consider the economic impact, privacy impact or elections impact? Can an influence campaign be considered a political aggression act? These are the open questions I see.

rachel
rachel
2 years ago

My top three would be (numbers 2 and 3 ranked interchangeably):

  1. Climate change and its attendant impacts

  2. The decline of democratic institutions and norms (this being closely linked to information quality and a free press, and well as the resurgence of populist and nationalist politics in the West)

  3. Technological disruption to the global economy (and in particular, the prospect of mass un/underemployment)

jean luc
jean luc
2 years ago

I will start with mine.

1) Climate change 2) Migration/border security 3) China

rachel
rachel
2 years ago

When you say China, does that include issues with instability in the West and shifts in the global balances of power? Or are you concerned in particular with some aspect of China's demonstrated international leadership so far?

Agree with climate change being number one, and that its impacts are likely to spread into issues of national security, migration, etc. Already it's widely recognized as being one of the greatest risks to national security. Some interesting pieces have been written on this - in fact, there's a think tank devoted to the intersection of these issues: https://climateandsecurity.org/

jean luc
jean luc
2 years ago

With regard to China: yes perhaps a bit of both. i worry that with the US and Europe showing fewer concerns for the international security and economic well being, China will be obliged to take a larger role. I am concerned mainly with the lack of regard for democracy and that such an influence may be spread further.