Moon Jae-in has done everything he can to get his country right back where it started.
Two crises dominated South Asia in 2019, and each one stands to get worse next year.
Fridays for Future took foreign policy out of the hands of bureaucrats and officials in 2019. Next year, Greta Thunberg’s movement could go further.
In 2019, Trump won a “phase one” deal with China. In 2020, Beijing may have to give him more.
The Democratic Party is still fatally divided over outdated ideologies, proving the left hasn't yet learned the lessons of its 2016 defeat or the recent walloping of Britain's Labour Party.
Many of its militants are now in prison, but that doesn’t mean the battle is over. In 2020, conflict could rise anew.
It’s true that democracy, globalism, and free trade are under assault, but they may prove stronger than the forces arrayed against them in the 2020s.
Friends and foes alike no longer know where the United States stands. As Washington overpromises and underdelivers, regional powers are seeking solutions on their own—both through violence and diplomacy.
The coming year will either bring new U.S.-Russia talks or a renewed arms race.
The country is home to one of the largest deployments of U.S. military personnel in Africa and is a linchpin of regional stability—but the coming year could throw all that into turmoil.
Peace in Yemen, rapprochement with Russia, and other hopes and dreams for the year ahead.