21 global developments to watch over the next five years

Vikram Mansharamani  |  Harvard University  |  18 January 2021

2020 will go down as one of the most anxiety-inducing, stomach-churning, confidence-sapping, and downright disappointing years on record. While it began with a global fascination on the potential impeachment of the US president, that news was quickly followed by the US drone strike on Iranian leader Qassem Suleimani. Humourist Dave Barry’s year in review for 2020 eloquently captures what then followed: “Iran responds - this is a good indicator of what kind of year it will be - by shooting down a Ukrainian airliner.”

Global attention then rapidly (and completely) mo...

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