For Russia 2012 was a turbulent year. Presidential votes and a re-launched opposition movement drew thousands of protesters and counter-protesters - not to mention Pussy Riot’s cathedral performance splitting the public even further.
Anticipation surrounding the US Presidential elections and a leadership change in China pushed global stocks higher Tuesday. A decision by Greek Parliament on another austerity package will be another focal point for investors Wednesday.
A third-party candidate won’t win the 2012 presidential race, but the huge number of politically inactive voters in the US could dramatically change future elections, New York-based anti-war activist and journalist Don De Bar told RT.
President Obama has managed to avoid war with Iran, but his wars still could come back to haunt him, Andrew Levine, a scholar at a Washington think tank told RT, exposing the pitfalls of the US electoral system and Obama's term in the White House.