Weekly Geopolitical Report – The 2013 Geopolitical Outlook (December 17, 2012)

by Bill O’Grady

As is our custom, in mid-December, we publish our geopolitical outlook for the coming year.  This list is not designed to be exhaustive.  As is often the case, a myriad of potential problems in the world could become issues in the coming year.  The lineup listed below details, in our opinion, the issues most likely to have the greatest impact on the world.  However, we do recognize the potential for surprises which we will discuss throughout the year in the weekly reports.  This will be our last report for 2012; our next report will be published on January 14, 2013.  And so, we wish all our readers happy holidays and a joyous 2013.

Issue #1: The Continued Evolution of U.S. Hegemony

Issue #2: The Rearming of the Axis

Issue #3: The Arab Spring Develops Unabated

Issue #4: The Problem of China

Issue #5: The Great Game between China and Russia

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