Renewal amid the decay
2013 will strengthen NATO and EU-US ties and weaken the Russian president.
Appeared in print on 10.01.2013
The safest prediction for 2013 is rather boring: it will be quite like 2012. That means no outright disasters, but the steady decay of past certainties. The magnetic power of the European Union fades; NATO’s members starve it of money; the gap between Europe’s rulers and ruled widens; Russia’s descent into autocracy and xenophobia continues.