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Russian President Vladimir Putin with U.S. President Barack Obama Hangzhou, China, Sept. 5, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik via AP).

2016 in Review

Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, and associate editors, Maria Savel and Karina Piser, discuss the biggest events of 2016, including the rise of populism, China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, and the election of Donald Trump.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:

Donald Trump and the Global Rise of Populism
The Danger of Overreacting to Terrorism—and How to Resist It
The EU Tries, Tries and Tries Again to Address the Migrant and Refugee Crisis
Putin’s Attritional Diplomacy Leaves the West Permanently Off Balance
The Economy Is the Newest Front in Yemen’s Brutal War
The Annihilation of Aleppo
In Colombia, the Long Journey to Implementing Peace With the FARC Begins
Down Havana Way: The Promise of Obama’s Cuba Visit
A Showdown Looms in Venezuela as Maduro Tramples Democracy
Brazil’s Cuts to Higher Education Dash Hopes for Social Mobility
Can Xi Pivot From China’s Disrupter-in-Chief to Reformer-in-Chief?
Can Duterte Back Up His Tough Talk as President of the Philippines?
From Drought to Green Revolution? Malawi’s—and Africa’s—Quest for Food Security
Made in Africa: Will Ethiopia’s Push for Industrialization Pay Off?
Globalization Isn’t to Blame for Americans’ Anti-Trade Sentiment. Trump Is

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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