Go to the Middle East and North Africa programme's page
Happy New Year! 2012 saw continuing crisis in the eurozone, growing Euroscepticism and populism in some corners of Europe, faltering transitions in Egypt and elsewhere, more violence in Syria, a new leadership in China, and both Putin II and Obama II. So what will 2013 hold? Gazing into our crystal balls, we came up with the following ideas (although it's fair to say that we were divided on many of them). Whatever happens, we wish you a good 2013!
And a word about how well we did with our predictions last year:
Armenia's surprising turn to Russia explained
Pro-Europeans should create space for battles between competing visions of Europe
Syria’s war economy is encouraging profiteers to prolong the conflict
On the nature of the reform agenda.
The EU should support the new Ukrainian government.
ECFR paper "Syria's war economy" on Il Sole 24 Ore
ECFR paper "The Eurosceptic surge and how to respond to it" quoted on Euractiv.it
Myriam Benraad on Syria and the release of French hostages.
ECFR policy brief on Syria's war economy is quoted