Chartwell’s last discussion event of 2012 – The Challenges and Opportunities of 2013 – looked forward to the key political, economic and culutral trends we might expect to see in the new year.
Chris Parry, former Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy and one of the world’s leading geopolitcal trend analysts, said that in 2013 it is likely North Korea will come out of the cold. Judging by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s address to the nation on January 1st, in which he called for an improvement in relations with South Korea, it seems Chris’ analysis is already being proved right. But I doubt even he expected to see his prediction validated so soon!
You can read a summary of the whole discussion here.