Donald Trump is 6th most dangerous thing for world if he becomes US president: EIU
Mohit Mishra | 30 Mar 2016

Economist Intelligence Unit released a list of top 25 Global Risks of 2016 earlier this month and ranked Mr. Donald Trump as the 6th most dangerous thing for the world if he becomes the US president.

The research firm warns he could disrupt the global economy and heighten political and security risks in the US. However, I do not expect Mr Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton who is being seen "his most likely Democratic contender".

He is rated as riskier than Britain leaving the European Union or an armed clash in the South China Sea.

China encountering a "hard landing" or sharp economic slowdown and Russia's interventions in Ukraine and Syria preceding a new "cold war" are among the events seen as more dangerous.

"Thus far Mr Trump has given very few details of his policies - and these tend to be prone to constant revision," the EIU said in its global risk assessment, which looks at impact and probability, as reported by BBC. 

The EIU ranking uses a scale of 1 to 25, with Mr Trump garnering a rating of 12, the same level of risk as "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism destabilising the global economy".

Mr. Trump has so far not exposed his policies, which he will bring if he wins the elections, but his comments about woman that "women are fat and look like a fatty pig", and about the ban on Muslims in the US, and that he will bring the jobs taken by Indians and Chinese people to Americans again, gives us an idea what his future policies could be.

"He has been exceptionally hostile towards free trade, including notably Nafta, and has repeatedly labelled China as a 'currency manipulator'," the EIU said.

It warned his strong language directed towards Mexico and China in particular "could escalate rapidly into a trade war".

Mr Trump has called for a "big big wall" to be built on the US-Mexican border, paid for by Mexico, to keep its illegal immigrants and drug dealers out of the United States.

Also on his campaign trails, Mr. Trump has advocated killing the families of terrorists and invading Syria to eradicate the so-called Islamic State group and appropriate its oil. If Trump does so, then he will most probably make angry the whole Islamic community and those who have some humanity left in their hearts, as he should not punish the family of terrorists for the sins of terrorists, this would be seen as a revenge and that the Mr. Trump becoming a jihadi himself.

"His militaristic tendencies towards the Middle East and ban on all Muslim travel to the US would be a potent recruitment tool for jihadi groups, increasing their threat both within the region and beyond," the EIU added.

Critics of Mr. Trump along with the opposition parties and various Political thinkers have also raised the same issues earlier. And anyone can predict where the world will be going if Mr. Trump becomes president of the most powerful nation of the world. It would be like giving the responsibility of a big armoury to a just born infant.

However, the businessman is moving closer to clinching the Republican presidential nominee ticket after winning most of the popular votes in primary elections.

Mr Trump, who has no prior political experience, has said his supporters would "riot" if he was denied the nomination.

In the event he does win the nomination and presidency, the EIU forecasts that domestic and foreign policymaking will be undermined.

"Innate hostility within the Republican hierarchy towards Mr Trump, combined with the inevitable virulent Democratic opposition, will see many of his more radical policies blocked in Congress," it said.