Interesting Op-Ed piece: " No peace, No prosperity, No progress " by SIMON TISDALL / London published Thursday, December 29, 2011 An interesting op-ed piece talked about the upcoming year of 2012. In it the writer mentions that in conflict zones from the Middle East to Africa and Asia, there is scant prospect of relief in 2012 and good grounds for believing that worse is to come. Economically speaking, the monetary and sovereign debt crises affecting Europe and the US threaten to taint global markets further and trigger a general depression. In plain political terms, resurgent nationalism, self-serving or downright corrupt electoral processes, and a growing emphasis on the politics of fear and envy. So, let us look ahead to what 2012 holds!