Dear Readers,

2016 has been an extremely testing year for many of us: Brexit, the victory of Donald Trump and probable Russian involvement in the US election, the rise of right-wing xenophobia in Europe and, of course, the devastating conflict in Syria.

It’s been a tough and challenging year, and you all have been with us every step of the way.

Thank you so much for joining us as we document these events and analyse their consequences. Your own perspectives make EA WorldView a dynamic site, offering hope in the midst of turmoil.

We think there is more that we can do. In the New Year, we’re going to be bringing you more coverage from countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa, fact-checking claims made about the Syrian conflict in our new section Syria Oracle, evaluating the Trump Administration and its opponents, and providing in-depth coverage and analysis from Britain and Europe as they battle with consensus-shattering events.

Our partner podcast Political WorldView also has plans for expansion, and we will be building up our EA Birmingham section, featuring the best in analysis from the specialists at the University of Birmingham.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get our content and ideas as soon as they are posted.

And if you value our coverage and want to see more of it, please consider donating to us — as we are an all-volunteer site — so that we can continue our high-quality journalism and analysis.

We cordially wish you a Happy New Year, with better times ahead.

Scott Lucas, Editor
Ellis Palmer Babe, Head of Digital Media