Risk Assessment: Trump presidency a global risk, says EIU

EIU highlighted the tycoon’s alienation towards China as well as his comments on Islamic extremism


Afp March 18, 2016

LONDON: The prospect of Donald Trump winning the US presidency represents a global threat on a par with terrorism destabilising the world economy, according to British research group Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In the latest version of its Global Risk assessment, EIU ranked victory for the Republican front-runner at 12 on an index where the current top threat is a Chinese economic ‘hard landing’ rated 20. Justifying the threat level, EIU highlighted the tycoon’s alienation towards China as well as his comments on Islamic extremism, saying a proposal to stop Muslims from entering the United States would be a ‘potent recruitment tool for jihadi groups’.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 18th, 2016.

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