Here’s Looking at You, 2016

From Syria to the Islamic State to electing the next U.S. president to Adele’s pop music domination, naming the biggest global story of the coming year.


Our panelists make their first predictions for 2016 and offer thoughts on which of the world’s simmering conflicts, potential threats, and leaders will leave their mark on the new year and how. Will the war in Syria come any closer to reaching some form of resolution? Will the Republican Party come any closer to resolving the war within itself? And will U.S. national security hold against the threat of domestic terrorism?

Lara Jakes is the deputy managing editor for news at FP. Follow her on Twitter: @larajakesFP.

David Rothkopf is the CEO and editor of the FP Group. Follow him on Twitter: @djrothkopf.

David Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and is an expert on cybersecurity. Follow him on Twitter: @SangerNYT.

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where she focuses on military history, and was formerly a foreign-policy advisor to Sen. John McCain. Follow her on Twitter: @KoriSchake.

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