“Divided America” can be called the main risk of 2021. This is stated in the report of experts from the consulting company Eurasia Group.
According to the analysts, Joe Biden will rule the country where about half of the population will consider him illegitimate president. The second problem to face is the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, such as high national debts, massive layoffs and distrust of the authorities. In addition, experts suggest that the introduction of vaccines will widen the gap between the haves and have-nots.
The third problem on the list is combating climate change. According to analysts, global cooperation in this sphere may be replaced by competition. The key risks of the year were also considered to be the increase of tensions in the relations between China and the USA, possible conflicts in cyberspace, problems in the Turkish economy and weakening of the Middle Eastern economies due to low oil prices.
On November 3, 2020, the next presidential election was held in the USA. The vote count and proceedings are still ongoing. According to media estimates, Biden won the number of electoral votes necessary for victory, thus beating the incumbent U.S. leader Donald Trump. The Democrat has already declared himself the elected president of the United States. Trump, in turn, said that Biden rushed to call himself the new leader of the country.