The Economist 2018 cover features 7 levels and 9 rows: Featuring Trump and North Korea, Paris and the Southeast Asia, London and Europe, Technology and Humanism, The Royals and The New Generation to name a few.
The many symbols are more like an us vs them mentality or ours and some others. It about War vs Peace, the Stars and technology vs Religions and beliefs.
The charts reminds me of the Mars glyph and the symbols of power and war.
You like to make predictions about the "one" of The Economist newspaper. This year, the twelve global themes for 2018 are: 1 Trumpism vs. Macronism 2 Changes to the electoral game: Brazil, Mexico, Italy and the United States 3 The political and economic cocktail of the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea and the World Cup in Russia 4 Long farewells from leaders in Japan, Cuba and Saudi Arabia 5 Synchronized global economic growth, 6 Crucial moment for critical global diplomacy: Brexit, NAFTA and North Korea 7 Running Acronyms: GDPR, MiFID2, COP24, GNH, Remote ID, 5G, AI 8 The upcoming techlash 9 Asian countries lead the league 10 The signs of the times, from the baby peak to new adventures in space and at sea 11 A new era for medicine 12 Word of the year: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious See the developments (translated article) Original Source PrNewsWire.com Source: http://lesmoutonsenrages.fr/