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By Catesby Holmes
The Conversation 

Countries to watch in 2020, from Chile to Afghanistan: 5 essential reads


December 27, 2019

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

(THE CONVERSATION) Where will the world's attention turn in 2020?

The United States' impeachment trial of Donald Trump and the United Kingdom's long-awaited Brexit are sure bets. And after the U.S. military withdrawal from northern Syria in October, Bashar al-Assad may well win his civil war this year.

Many other countries will see pivotal events in 2020, too. Here are five countries to watch.

1. Venezuela

This year will bring new depths of misery to Venezuela, which is suffer...

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