2015 was a roller coaster of a year for analysts of global economics and politics. Terrorist tragedies from the US and France to Nigeria and Iraq shocked us, Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake, and Volkswagen’s massive fraud surfaced. A million migrants flowed into Europe, and a nuclear deal was reached with Iran. The US and Cuba made progress in restoring relations, and Donald Trump grabbed global headlines. Nations reached a new set of climate accords in Paris, and the Islamic State persisted. China’s slowdown continued, it ended its one-child policy, and energy and industrial commodity prices stayed lower than expected. And of course, the Fed began its effort to normalize interest rates.