ANNUAL FORECASTS

2012 Annual Forecast

MIN READJan 20, 2012 | 14:14 GMT

(DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Overview

Our forecast for 2012 is framed by the idea that we are in the midst of what we might call a generational shift in the way the world works. The processes are still under way, and we will therefore have to consider the future of Europe, China and the Middle East in some detail before drawing a conclusion. ...

FORECAST

Europe

MIN READJan 20, 2012 | 16:39 GMT

Europe is a continent riven by pockets of distinct cultures whose differences are all too often irreconcilable.

(canadastock/Shutterstock.com)

...

FORECAST

Eurasia

MIN READJan 20, 2012 | 16:39 GMT

Eurasia connects the East to the West, forming a land bridge that borders Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South Asia.

(YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

...

FORECAST

Middle East and North Africa

MIN READJan 20, 2012 | 16:41 GMT

The Middle East and North Africa encompasses the Arabian Peninsula, the mountains of Iran, the plains of Turkey, the deserts of the Levant, the lands north of the Sahara and all coasts in between.

(Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

...

FORECAST

Asia-Pacific

MIN READJan 20, 2012 | 16:42 GMT

Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the Asia-Pacific region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

(Thoyod Pisanu/Shutterstock.com)

...

FORECAST

Americas

MIN READJan 20, 2012 | 16:43 GMT

This geographically, culturally and politically diverse region is home to the United States, a nation whose geography helped it become the foremost economic and military power in the world

(FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

...

FORECAST

South Asia

MIN READJan 20, 2012 | 16:43 GMT

Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.

(CoolR/Shutterstock.com)

...

FORECAST

Sub-Saharan Africa

MIN READJan 20, 2012 | 16:44 GMT

Covering an area that spans the entire width of the continent beginning at the Sahara Desert and ending at the southernmost tip of South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to countless cultures, languages, religions, plants, animals and natural resources.

(Radek Borovka/Shutterstock.com)

...

Article Search