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World Review’s predictions for 2021: what came true?

What did we predict and what surprised us in 2021?

In this special episode of World Review, Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington, DC return to their predictions for the stories they thought would dominate in 2021.

The trajectory of the pandemic, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, continued tensions between India and China and the rogue regime in Belarus; did we see it coming?

Further reading:

World Review: what happened in Washington – and 2021 predictions.

Emily Tamkin: crystal ball or shattered glass. Did her predictions hold up?

Jeremy Cliffe: ten predictions for 2021 – how did they turn out?

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