The world has no shortage if crises left and right, whether it is the fixed election or the unsustainable energy policies. It would be much easier to figure out how to win at blackjack than to solve even one of the more complex problems the world faces today. It is not just the present that we need to look out for- it is the future as well. What are going to be some of the more problematic areas tomorrow?
Africa has a significant number of countries that have been plagued consistently with poverty, hunger, and armed conflicts. Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and others are the countries where millions of people are either displaced or turn into refugees, seeking help and asylum in other countries. There is no sign of these problems stopping anytime soon and we are yet to develop any kind of a sustainable solution to the African problem.
Africa is not the only one suffering from day-to-day uncertainty. Conflicts in Afghanistan have made the local populous vary of any and all armed forces, unable to distinguish between friend and foe, considering how long the issue persists, which is nearly 20 years.
Yemen has also suffered greatly, with the food shortage and the cholera outbreak being the biggest products of its civil war. The UN is worried that humanitarian aid will not be sufficient to tackle the problem of the people’s malnourishment in the wake of the conflicts, especially if they continue in the future.
The trade war between China and the US will have its own share of repercussions. While the Chinese economy seems to be growing, some are worried that this is akin to an economic bubble, where the government and the people are getting into unsustainable and unrepayable debt. China may look prosperous now, but it is a matter of time before the debt overtakes the assets. On the other hand, if the lending starts slowing down, so does the Chinese growth spurt.
The stagnation of countries like the US and the UK has led the population to lead towards the radical right, which tends to play the xenophobic card in order to get things moving away from the status quo. The financial insecurity has made the people eager for change. If the situation is not remedied soon, we might be looking at armed conflicts in the more stable countries, which is beyond deeply concerning.
Power Retention beyond Rightful Claim
The current president of Turkey, at the time of writing this piece, is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who came under proverbial fire for not honoring the results of the latest elections in Turkey, which would end his own regime. Turkey is just one of many countries where the leading party remains in power despite the will of the people. If left unchecked, this problem could potentially grow into a civil war.