From Internet regulation to Nigeria’s growing insecurity, predictions for the year’s biggest challenges.

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Police bomb experts gather around the car used in a Boko Haram attack on a Catholic church near the Nigerian capital of Abuja on December 25, 2011. (Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters) just posted a conversation I had with Bernard Gwertzman about the world outlook in 2013. We discussed three sets of issues: turmoil in the greater Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Syria, and Afghanistan); rising tensions in East Asia (territorial disputes in the East China and South China seas and the U.S. “pivot”; and turbulence in the global economy (prompted in part by the impending “fiscal cliff” in the United States).  But those three subjects hardly exhaust the list of issues that could dominate the news in the coming year. Here are five other stories I will be watching in 2013. FULL STORY

More International Stories to Watch for in 2013