TTIP, which is currently being negotiated between the EU and the US can become reality in 2016. It is not a classical free trade agreement, so what's its true purpose? One of the most common ideas is that TTIP will help to preserve the domination of the West (the US and the EU) and its democratic values in the 21 century, despite the rise of China.
The Paris terror attacks accelerated the formation of coalition forces to combat ISIL. Yet, air attacks on the terrorists by a coalition headed by the US have failed to achieve their intended objective satisfactorily, and will be unlikely to do so until Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin reach agreement about the future of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.