The private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, has released its’ annual forecast for what 2016 could bring. Many of its predictions are unsettling, to say the least.
“With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the world,” the firm said in an overview of the report.
“The U.S. and Russia are still locked in an intractable standoff. Nationalism is resurfacing in Europe. The price of oil and other commodities are low. Chinese consumption is falling. And countries around the world are more resolved than ever before to intensify their military campaigns against the Islamic State,” the report stated.