WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the "Brexit" vote to the U.S. presidential election, U.S. News & World Report charts the new political world order in its special report "Elites Under Siege." Featuring perspectives from Asia, Latin America, Australia and the U.S., the report examines global political currents and their influence on political establishments worldwide.
The report includes:
2016 by the Numbers (Video): In under three-minutes, U.S. News Data Reporter Deidre McPhillips examines how the world changed in the past year from politics to the climate.
The End of the Liberal World Order: Contributor Indira Lakshmanan examines the range of global crises confronting the incoming Donald Trump administration. In analyzing the perils of conducting foreign policy using the same methods of running a business, or by firing off Tweets, Trump has "implied America will now scratch friends' backs in a fee-for-service model – and will force adversaries to cut better deals at the lowest price," writes Lakshmanan.
Latin America's Right Turn: U.S. News International News Editor Devon Haynie reports on Latin America's future prospects as the region shifts toward more conservative leadership. This provides a chance for the U.S. to take on a larger role in the region, but if it does not, the U.S. "will leave a void for other international players to fill," Haynie writes.
The U.S. Forgets Asia: Contributor Michael Schuman writes from Beijing on the risks of the White House's pivot away from Asia in the face of other global issues. With a pledge to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump may signal that the region is again "taking a backseat in American foreign policy," which can provide an opportunity for China to fill the role of shaping the area's political and economic integration.
Economic Globalization and Elites Under Siege: Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop contributed an essay advocating for globalization and the equal distribution of economic, social and educational benefits. "The governments which attempt to force companies to invest within their boundaries will ultimately not be successful," writes Bishop.
The Clickbait Presidency: Contributor John Gerzema writes that Trump's "mastery of 140 characters" disrupts mainstream media and traditional policy-making.
The editorial package is part of U.S. News' Best Countries channel, which launched in 2016 to provide a range of perspectives and analysis on global issues including foreign policy, immigration, human rights, security and more. The platform includes the annual Best Countries rankings, with the second report slated to release in March 2017.
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