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Council of Councils 2017-2018 Report Card

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Global think tank leaders grade the world's performance and prospects for 2018. Explore the report: http://www.cfr.org/reportcard

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Overall Grade on Global Cooperation

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From Russia to China to Brazil, experts from think tanks around the world gave international cooperation a C- grade in 2017. Read the @Council of Councils report card to find out why: https://on.cfr.org/2wuZxj0

Think tank experts award international cooperation a C- for 2017. Find out why: https://on.cfr.org/2wuZxj0 via @CFR_IIGG

Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change

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Experts gave international efforts to combat climate change a C+ grade, largely because of the impending U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Read more in the @Council of Councils report card: https://on.cfr.org/2FBnWSY

In 2017, world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to fight climate change following Trump’s shocking announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement: https://on.cfr.org/2rguX6G via @CFR_IIGG

Preventing and Responding to Violent Conflict Between States

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In a recent survey, global think tank leaders from the @Council of Councils gave international response to conflict between states a C grade. Find out why: https://on.cfr.org/2I5WnXl

Survey of global think tank leaders gives international response to conflict between states a C in 2017: https://on.cfr.org/2rgOx2D

Managing Cyber Governance

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International experts warn that rising rates of cyberattacks and cybercrime require a global response in 2018. Find out more in the @Council of Councils report card: https://on.cfr.org/2FB4VAg

International efforts to govern cyberspace receive a grade of C- for the second year in a row. Find out why: https://on.cfr.org/2FzPmZv via @CFR_IIGG

Advancing Development

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A @Council of Councils survey of global think tank leaders gave international efforts to advance development a C+. Find out why: https://on.cfr.org/2jm9wNU

Think tank leaders are optimistic regarding global cooperation on development in 2018, giving it a C+ grade: https://on.cfr.org/2KtFzYK via @CFR_IIGG

Managing the Global Economic System

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How well did world leaders cooperate on the economy in 2017? Global think tank leaders give their efforts a B-, an improvement from 2016. Explore the full @Council of Councils report card: https://on.cfr.org/2I7xzyh

While the fears of global economic collapse under Trump never materialized, experts see ample room for improvement: https://on.cfr.org/2w6yFFG via @CFR_IIGG

Promoting Global Health

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Is less progress being made on global health? A recent survey shows that think tank leaders think so. Find out why in their full @Council of Councils report card: https://on.cfr.org/2FzPOqF

Global health may not be a priority for most countries, but international experts believe it has the greatest opportunity for breakthrough in 2018. Here’s why: https://on.cfr.org/2FCas9G via @CFR_IIGG

Preventing and Responding to Internal Violent Conflict

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International experts give cooperation on ending internal violent conflict a D+, one of the lowest grades for the fourth consecutive year. Read their full @Council of Councils report card to find out why: https://on.cfr.org/2HNjZfU

Progress in the fight against ISIS was a bright spot in an otherwise dark year for internal conflicts, say global think tank leaders: https://on.cfr.org/2Kw48Ek via @CFR_IIGG

Preventing Nuclear Proliferation

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In their 2017 report card, think tank leaders from the @Council of Councils highlight the danger of North Korea’s rapidly accelerating nuclear program as a top concern: https://on.cfr.org/2w3QrJS

As concerns over North Korean nuclear weapons skyrocket, experts give a D+ to global efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation: https://on.cfr.org/2jmXunz via @CFR_IIGG

Expanding Global Trade

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Think tank leaders around the world expressed some optimism for global trade in 2018, awarding cooperation on trade a C in the annual @Council of Councils report card: https://on.cfr.org/2rfBBLb

International experts note that despite global failures on the regional and bilateral level, trade continues to flourish: https://on.cfr.org/2rhL1Fe via @CFR_IIGG

Combating Transnational Terrorism

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Experts say international cooperation on counterterrorism improved in 2017, giving it grade of B- in the @Council of Councils’ annual report card: https://on.cfr.org/2I9aQSg

International experts applaud successes against ISIS in 2017, but warn that ungoverned spaces present an opportunity for terrorist groups to grow: https://on.cfr.org/2HMjnLy via @CFR_IIGG

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