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10 Key Questions for the World in 2024


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From Ukraine to Gaza, China to India - the answers could determine the fate of much of the world in the year ahead

As The Messenger looks to 2024 and what to watch for beyond America’s shores, here are 10 key questions for the year ahead. The answers may determine what sort of year the world has in store.

Will the Ukraine stalemate be broken? 

Ukraine had a rough 2023. A much-anticipated counteroffensive fizzled, U.S. and allied support frayed and the usually optimistic-sounding Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy now says the country needs hundreds of thousands more troops, billions more dollars in foreign assistance, and that the war in Gaza has sapped support for the Ukrainian cause. And the year's last days, Russia unleashed one of its biggest aerial assaults of the war, piercing Ukrainian air defenses and killing at least 39 people.

Ukraine may be hard-pressed to change the game on the battlefield anytime soon. The key things to watch for will be any breakthroughs in Washington and Brussels over a resumption of aid, Ukraine’s ability to ramp up domestic production of desperately needed ammunition and its success at stealth attacks in Crimea or other Russian-held territories, to keep the Russians off-balance.

 

But as the war nears its two-year mark (the anniversary is February 24), analysts believe “stalemate” might be the operative word. With that in mind, the U.S. has advised Ukraine to pursue a “hold and build” strategy in 2024–as in, hold the territory it has, while building capabilities to fight another day. 

When will Israel say “Mission Accomplished”?

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1 hour ago, Geee said:

Ukraine may be hard-pressed to change the game on the battlefield anytime soon. The key things to watch for will be any breakthroughs in Washington and Brussels over a resumption of aid, Ukraine’s ability to ramp up domestic production of desperately needed ammunition and its success at stealth attacks in Crimea or other Russian-held territories, to keep the Russians off-balance.

Op-Ed: The alarming decline of U.S. munitions

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