The geopolitics section was written by analyst Peter Garber, who focuses on the European Union’s massive political challenges.

The EU’s problems today are bigger than the euro crisis ….

Here are the main crises, according to the report:

  • Eastern tension [Ukraine and Russia]
  • Southern turmoil [People coming in from Mediterranean, Greece and Italy]
  • War in the Middle East [Not sure what to do about Syria]
  • The disappearing United States. [It is no longer the power it once was]

If anything, the situation with the EU’s foreign and security policies is even worse.

Garber ends his section of the note by calling the EU’s geopolitical position a “can of worms”he might be underplaying it.