In a year of economic and political upheaval, with China on the rise, Europe seemingly in meltdown, and the Middle East in flames -- amid a pitched battle for the White House -- here are the 100 Twitter feeds you need to follow to make sense of it all. To make it easy, we've even collected them for you in a handy, one-stop list.
ALL-AROUND NEWS AND VIEWS
David Frum (@davidfrum) -- Canadian pundit and former speechwriter for George W. Bush; sort of coined the phrase "Axis of Evil."
Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) -- Social-media editor at the Wall Street Journal, formerly with Sky News. Avid climber.
Steve Inskeep (@NPRInskeep) -- Globetrotting host of NPR's Morning Edition.
Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) -- Digital editor for foreign and national security at the Washington Post; self-described Yeti expert.
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) -- Longtime White House correspondent for CBS News; fount of obscure presidential trivia.
Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) -- Crusading columnist for the New York Times; has traveled to every member of the Axis of Evil at least twice.
Jim Roberts (@nytjim) -- Gentlemanly assistant managing editor of the New York Times; Grateful Dead fan.
Andrew Schwartz (@handrewschwartz) -- Senior VP at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington and a great aggregator of national security news.
Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) -- Lightning-fast editor of BuzzFeed; ringleader of the American political twittersphere.
Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) -- BBC foreign editor and Middle East watcher.
Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) -- Outspoken executive director of Human Rights Watch.
Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) -- ABC News senior White House correspondent and master of snark. Breaks a ton of news, both domestic and foreign.BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images