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The world in 2012


2011 has been a tumultuous year with the Arab Spring uprising, European riots and economic turmoil and as thousands of people are expected to attend a rally in Moscow today to condemn alleged irregularities in Russia's parliamentary election earlier this month.

Protester Helena Fadeeva describes why she is taking to the streets of Moscow once again. Sir Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, analyses what is really happening politically and socially in Russia. And John Micklethwait, editor of The Economist and Mary Kaldor, professor of global governance at the London School of Economics take a broader geopolitical view of the world in 2012 and the challenges ahead.

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