Victoria Jones, our White House correspondent, says the following abut 2012:
- Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will fall a victim to the Arab Spring
- So-called voter fraud will make its way to the Supreme Court. The Court will ultimately issue mixed rulings, but leaning toward increased scrutiny
- The Democrats will make gains in the House and have losses in the Senate.
From our U.N. correspondent, Sam Trudeau:
- At the U.N., Israeli settlement expansion issue will go back to the Security Council, and the U.S. will have to use or threaten to use veto. Next year will be a particularly unproductive year for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
- Assad manages to stay in power, despite increasing pressure.
- Sarkozy loses the French presidency in May.
- Putin is back as Russian president, handily.
- Saif Gaddafi won’t be turned over to the Hague. He’ll be tried in a makeshift court in Libya and sentenced to death before the end of 2012.
- Julian Assange will be extradited to Sweden by March and eventually indicted on spying charges in the U.S. This will kick off serious debate in 2012 about whether or not he should be extradited from Sweden to the U.S. for trial.
Do you have any predictions? We’d love to hear about them! Please write me, and we’ll post the most unusual and creative!
Have a happy, healthy and successful New Year!