While I know the New York Times is not held in high esteem by most of the readership here, they do produce provocative op-eds on a fairly regular basis. This one was sent to me by a colleague, and it analyzes three economic issues that could lead to political craziness in the next 12 months.

No question, the world’s major economies badly need 2010 to be another quiet year politically and geopolitically, but that will require, at a minimum, that three major struggles — the banks vs. President Obama, China vs. Google & friends, and the world vs. Iran — can be defused with win-win compromises rather than win-lose confrontations.

What seems the most likely to you?