What lies ahead of us in 2017


Salleh Said Keruak

2017 promises to be a most unpredictable and probably ‘dangerous’ year for the entire world. The conflict in the Middle East, if the ceasefire cannot hold, will escalate into a tragedy unequalled in history.

The war of words between Russia and America also threatens to bring us back to the era of the cold war when the world faced a doomsday scenario. Our only hope is that come the new year Trump and Putin will sit down and resolve their differences.

A lot of these misunderstandings are caused by misperceptions and misinformation and then develop into a conflict. The USA-Russia quarrel is a case in point, which is based on rumours and suspicions.