Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012, fearing arrest and extradition to Sweden should he leave.
In the intervening years, there have been a variety of attempts to end the detente and allow Assange to leave Ecuadorian protection of his own volition. He has been granted Ecuadorian citizenship and denied internet access in an attempt to curb his politically-toxic image. In unrelated developments, the Swedish charges he once fled have been dropped, and the Ecuadorian regime has turned over into one seemingly less friendly to Assange's predicament. As Assange continues to court controversy, how much longer will Ecuadorian officials be inclined to foot the bills?
This question asks whether he will still be in the embassy (in London) when 2018 ends, resolving positively if he is alive and in the embassy on Jan 1, 2019, and he has not left (voluntarily or otherwise) in the intervening period.