The past year has been one of chaos and upheaval.
At the outset of 2017, the Islamic State still
controlled huge swaths of Iraq and Syria and aimed to make new land claims
world-wide; now, it has virtually no territory to speak of. At the beginning of
the year, the threat from North Korea felt dormant; now, Pyongyang is flexing
its muscles with wide-reaching intercontinental ballistic missiles. Over the
past 12 months, optimism for a democratic state in Myanmar has … …read more
Source: Canadian International Council