David Pratt’s Four Corners: Insight and analysis on the year ahead for Russia, China, USA, Afghanistan and Europe


Foreign Editor David Pratt runs the rule over four ‘other’ stories to watch out for in 2022 


Russia and China tests America’s global leadership  


Few would deny that at the start of 2022 the world seems an especially unpredictable place. However unsettling 2020 and 2021 were, this coming year could easily prove the most dangerous, particularly for the West, since the end of the Cold War.  

As any foreign affairs writer, analyst or correspondent will attest, predicting world events in advance is a mug’s game. 

This though never stops us from trying to read the runes, such is the almost universal obsession with gaining a better understanding of the world in which we live and its impact on all our lives no matter how alien and far-flung events might appear to be.  

What follows is anything but a definitive list of those stories likely to shape 2022, but without doubt each of these themes will resonate in…

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