This week’s E.R. panel looks at a wide array of potentially year-defining news stories. How will the economic dynamics of the Middle East change now that sanctions have been lifted on Iran? Will Prime Minister David Cameron be able to stave off a Brexit? Will Angela Merkel make real strides in dealing with the EU’s refugee crisis and keep her job?
David Rothkopf, Lara Jakes, and Ed Luce discuss the most complex issues facing the year ahead: the best way forward in battling the Islamic State, the extent to which China devaluing its currency is affecting the market slowdown, and why instead of debating U.S. policies in Syria and North Korea, the presidential candidates should be talking about Mexico and Canada, which could actually have a more direct impact on the United States.
Ed Luce is the Financial Times’s chief U.S. commentator and columnist based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter: @EdwardGLuce.