10 November 2005

2006 The Year of Regime Changes ?

The ebb and flow of national leadership change seems to be moving back to flow in 2006. Factors of age, health, scandal, weakness, and conflict, are combining again to set the stage for a large number of changes in the highest echelons of national power.

By the end of 2006, I expect the following nations to have new leaders.

The United Kingdom, Israel, Syria, Iraq, France, Germany, Canada, and Cuba.

Changes at the top of Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the Vatican are also increasingly likely.

To complete the new mosaic, the United States will have a new Vice-President, if not by the end of 2006, then shortly thereafter.

11 nov 2005