1. Political turbulence, threats of trade wars and diplomatic brinkmanship arising from nationalist politics have destabilised international relationships. This has presented opportunities to broaden divisions that have been exploited by rogue states and groups with divisive political aims. The result is a feeling of increased global anxiety.
  2. Instability has spread across the world, fuelling anxiety in the population. Nations that have not themselves experienced nationalist or authoritarian movements have nonetheless been affected by the tensions, actions and side-effects in other countries, creating anxieties about relations with both allies and trading partners, and increasing internal political, economic and social turmoil.
  3. The profound impact of current global and national politics means high anxiety for citizens in general, but this is amplified for some disadvantaged groups. Others may care strongly about these issues and want to commit to acting on that support.