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Will 2023 be more peaceful than 2022?

By Emma Ashford and Matthew Kroenig

23 Dec 2022 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

In this Foreign Policy article, two experts look back at the biggest political stories of 2022 and weigh in on why 2023 may not be a peaceful as many hope for it to be.

Matthew Kroenig: Hi, Emma! Since this is our last column of the year, I thought this would be a good opportunity to look back on the big events of 2022 and forward to the trends likely to shape 2023.

Emma Ashford: That sounds great. I will say this for 2022: Unlike last year, this year my family’s Christmas presents weren’t snarled in some overseas supply chain or run aground on a tanker in the Suez Canal.

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