Cause Obama airstrike on Iran, whether the discovery of life on Mars, whether Ukraine will turn toward the West? These and many other questions are trying to answer analysts Financial Times, making predictions for 2013.
Most astrobiologists believe that Mars once might well be a life and microorganisms may live to this day, like the journalist Clive Cookson. He hopes that in 2013 Curiosity rover finds "strong biochemical signs of" life on Mars.
Columnist Philip Stephens does not believe that the U.S. will attack Iran. He expects Obama will seek to direct bilateral talks with Iran. "Not the fact that Ayatollah Khamenei agree, but tougher sanctions became a powerful stimulus," — says Stevens, whose words are quoted InoPressa. True, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the contrary, will urge the United States to strike Iran's nuclear facilities. "But after the election Netanyahu endorsed Romney in the West Bank plans new Israeli settlements, the White House is not going to listen to him. 2013 could be the year a big row between the U.S. and Israel," — says the article.
In Germany, after the parliamentary elections for the first time in history there is the likelihood of the "black-green" coalition, predicts Quentin Peel. It implies Merkel center-right party alliance with the German "green." Coalition will be a pro-European, but the most conservative in decades.
Journalist Martin Sandbach believes that in 2013, Greece's GDP will stop. According to him, first, new austerity measures closer to budget balance and debt repayment delayed for several years. Second, finally allocated funds to recapitalize the banking system. Third, many private sector industries to become competitive.
Columnist Neil Buckley believes that Tymoshenko released, and Ukraine would turn towards the West. "Yanukovich government too vigorously asserted that the verdict Tymoshenko justified and has no political agenda, go back down now would be to lose face," he writes. EU again, the principle does not sign the agreements on free trade and political association with Kiev as Tymoshenko remains in jail. "But with Russia, Ukraine will not close: Yanukovych is at odds with the Russian leadership," — says Buckley. Ukraine, like the last 20 years, will remain suspended between the East and the West, he said.
West to intervene in Syria, says columnist Gideon Rachman. He cites several reasons: first, the growing concern about the number of victims among the civilian population, and second, the fear that Assad will come to replace the Islamists, including allies, "al-Qaeda." "To prevent this, the West would be to arm elected, moderate rebel groups," — the author writes. The invasion of Western troops possible if Assad, for example, try to use chemical weapons or fighting exacerbated.