#44: An Update
This is our look back at the year. It’s longer than our usual posts, so we’re splitting it into four sections: Community, Archive, Forecast and Outlook.
We’re proud to say that The Hundred now has more than 4000 subscribers. That number has doubled (!) since the beginning of October. A huge thank you to everyone who has subscribed or shared. We really appreciate your support, especially as it makes it easier for us to get new contributors.
We’ve dealt with everything from Russian military failures to Indian domestic politics. In addition to the regular editions, we now also have interviews to give some experts a little more space to share their insights. The full archive can be found here. Below is a small selection:
#5: What would need to happen for Beijing to abandon zero-Covid?
#6: Why has the Russian military performed worse than expected?
#21: Why are tensions flaring up between the DRC and Rwanda?
#35: What leverage does the Biden administration have over Riyadh?
#37: Interview: Nuclear North Korea
We ran a few polls this year because we were curious to see how good (or bad) the community is at forecasting political events. The results are mixed.
Forecast: Giorgia Meloni will be Italy's next Prime Minister
56% said no. We got it wrong.
Forecast: Belarus will send troops to Ukraine before the end of the year to support Russia's invasion
90% said no. We got it right.
Forecast: There will be a coup attempt in Brazil this year
58% said no. We got it right.
The last couple of months have been a lot of fun so we’re excited to keep going. We have a lot of new ideas for 2023 but we have to balance our work on the newsletter with other commitments. For now, we’ll try our best to keep sending around one edition a week. If you have any ideas for improvements or suggestions for additional formats, we’d love to hear them. Thanks again for everything. Happy New Year!
Marcel & David
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To a successful year 2023!