Newscast: What Looms on the 2016 Horizon

From China’s economic downturn to the lifting of sanctions on Iran, this week’s panel reviews the scariest, biggest, and most important stories in the year ahead.


This week’s E.R. panel looks at a wide array of potentially year-defining news stories. How will the economic dynamics of the Middle East change now that sanctions have been lifted on Iran? Will Prime Minister David Cameron be able to stave off a Brexit? Will Angela Merkel make real strides in dealing with the EU’s refugee crisis and keep her job?

David Rothkopf, Lara Jakes, and Ed Luce discuss the most complex issues facing the year ahead: the best way forward in battling the Islamic State, the extent to which China devaluing its currency is affecting the market slowdown, and why instead of debating U.S. policies in Syria and North Korea, the presidential candidates should be talking about Mexico and Canada, which could actually have a more direct impact on the United States.

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

Ed Luce is the Financial Times’s chief U.S. commentator and columnist based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter: @EdwardGLuce.

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

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