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In a Global Stage delegate interview, on the ground in Davos, Ian Bremmer speaks to an old friend of the show, former Finnish PM Alexander Stubb. Stubb explains why Crimea is crucial for Ukraine's conception of "victory" against Russia and why Finland views its eastern neighbor with suspicion.

Crisis Recovery

Covid-19 has impacted lives, economies, and societies. As the world recovers, can we build a more inclusive, green, and resilient global system?
Fighting crimes against humanity in a world of crisis

Fighting crimes against humanity in a world of crisis

Volker Türk, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is surprisingly candid about one of his organization's most famous shortcomings. The Security Council, which includes Russia as a permanent member, is "dysfunctional" on Ukraine. In a Global Stage delegate interview on the ground in Davos, Türk tells Ian Bremmer that believes it is critical that the Ukrainians, just as much as the Russians, abide by international human rights law.

How to support youth seeking peace

How to support youth seeking peace

Youth in South Africa want to thrive — but they lack opportunities. As a youth peacemaker for the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, Khadija Mayman works to educate young people on the values of peace in Cape Town. It's not an easy job with violence and unemployment rising.

Why young people belong on the frontline of the climate fight

Why young people belong on the frontline of the climate fight

Across especially the developing world, young people have been disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. Yet they still lack a place at the policymaking table.How can we fix this? Dr. Omnia El Omrani, Youth Envoy for COP27 and SDG Champion, offers some thoughts in a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

Ian Bremmer: A political power vacuum is bad news for the world

Ian Bremmer: A political power vacuum is bad news for the world

We clearly live in a G-Zero world. But have the crises of 2022 made it better or worse? That depends, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer says in a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

Climate disinformation back to denying it exists, says UN's Melissa Fleming

Climate disinformation back to denying it exists, says UN's Melissa Fleming

People are a lot more worried about climate change than they used to be. And they are also very concerned about disinformation related to climate. "We're seeing a disturbing spike in disinformation around climate change," Melissa Fleming, the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, says during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

Russia freezing out Ukrainian civilians because it can't beat military, says Microsoft's Brad Smith

Russia freezing out Ukrainian civilians because it can't beat military, says Microsoft's Brad Smith

What's Russia doing differently now in Ukraine compared to a few months ago? Microsoft President Brad Smith thinks the Russians have clearly failed to defeat Ukrainian soldiers, so they've turned to using their weapons against the civilian population and knocking out their power. "It's as if they're hoping to freeze out 40 million people and force them to flee," he says during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

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