2017 saw a number of predictions on global security become reality.

Now, with 2017 coming to a close, many people are wondering what 2018's biggest global threats will be.

The Council on Foreign Relations recently released their list of the top global threats to watch in 2018 and it covers brewing crises around the world.

CFR asked experts to rank 30 ongoing or potential conflicts based on their likelihood of occurring or escalating in the next year. These experts identified eight "top-tier" risks, many of which involve the U.S.

President Donald Trump may have to handle some of these crises next year:

8. Military conflict involving the U.S., North Korea, and its neighboring countries