BBC Correspondents Look Ahead [World Service]

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BBC correspondents look ahead2019122720191228 (WS)

The end of the decade draws to a close and what a year it’s been. A US president impeached, people taking to the streets everywhere from Bolivia to Beirut, from Khartoum to Hong Kong. Young people everywhere found their voice - especially on our climate crisis, many inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg whose lonely protest grew to a millions strong cry.

As this year ends, some will breathe a sigh of relief that the world avoided another war in the Persian Gulf. But will North Korea’s unpredictable leader launch more long range missiles next year? Will ferocious fires and monster floods get worse and commitments get better at next year’s climate talks? And when we meet next year will it be President Trump 2.0 or a new man or woman in the White House?

So many big questions. But we have some of our big hitters here to provide plenty of answers.

Presenter: Lyse Doucet
Guests: Jon Sopel, Katya Adler, Gabriel Gatehouse, Faisal Islam and Rebecca Morelle

Producer: Ben Carter

Lyse Doucet and guests gaze into their crystal balls to predict what 2020 has in store.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead.

BBC correspondents look ahead20191227

The end of the decade draws to a close and what a year it’s been. A US president impeached, people taking to the streets everywhere from Bolivia to Beirut, from Khartoum to Hong Kong. Young people everywhere found their voice - especially on our climate crisis, many inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg whose lonely protest grew to a millions strong cry.

As this year ends, some will breathe a sigh of relief that the world avoided another war in the Persian Gulf. But will North Korea’s unpredictable leader launch more long range missiles next year? Will ferocious fires and monster floods get worse and commitments get better at next year’s climate talks? And when we meet next year will it be President Trump 2.0 or a new man or woman in the White House?

So many big questions. But we have some of our big hitters here to provide plenty of answers.

Presenter: Lyse Doucet
Guests: Jon Sopel, Katya Adler, Gabriel Gatehouse, Faisal Islam and Rebecca Morelle

Producer: Ben Carter

Lyse Doucet and guests gaze into their crystal balls to predict what 2020 has in store.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead.

Bbc Correspondents' Look Ahead2019122720191228 (WS)

Lyse Doucet and a panel of top BBC journalists peer into a crystal ball as they try to forecast the key trends, events and personalities of 2020. With a US presidential election, growing demands for action on climate change and fears over the global economy, they will have plenty to discuss – and plenty of predictions to make.

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead.

Correspondents' Look Ahead 20182018122820181229 (WS)

How do you look ahead in a world which constantly takes us by surprise, sometimes shocks us, often makes us ask 'what happens next?' Who would have predicted that President Trump would, to use his words, fall in love with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whose country he had threatened to totally destroy? Who could have imagined that a prominent Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, would be murdered and dismembered in a Saudi Consulate? And, on a happier note, we’re relieved that, as the year ends a climate change conference in Poland did manage to save the Paris pact, and maybe our world. The BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet talks to correspondents from around the globe about what might happen in the world in 2019.

Guests:
Katya Adler, Europe editor
Yolande Knell, Middle East correspondent
James Robbins, Diplomatic correspondent
Steve Rosenberg, Moscow Correspondent
Jon Sopel, North America editor
Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Penny Murphy

(Image: King Mohammed VI, Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron. Credit: EPA/BENOIT TESSIER / POOL MAXPPP OUT)

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead

How do you look ahead in a world which constantly takes us by surprise, sometimes shocks us, often makes us ask 'what happens next?' Who would have predicted that President Trump would, to use his words, fall in love with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whose country he had threatened to totally destroy? Who could have imagined that a prominent Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, would be murdered and dismembered in a Saudi Consulate? And, on a happier note, we’re relieved that, as the year ends a climate change conference in Poland did manage to save the Paris pact, and maybe our world. The BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet talks to correspondents from around the globe about what might happen in the world in 2019.

Guests:
Katya Adler, Europe editor
Yolande Knell, Middle East correspondent
James Robbins, Diplomatic correspondent
Steve Rosenberg, Moscow Correspondent
Jon Sopel, North America editor
Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Penny Murphy

(Image: King Mohammed VI, Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron. Credit: EPA/BENOIT TESSIER / POOL MAXPPP OUT)

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead.