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Ian Bremmer: Russia's war in Ukraine makes Davos "discomfiting"

Ian Bremmer: Russia's war in Ukraine makes Davos "discomfiting"

2022 is the World Economic Forum most driven by geopolitics Ian Bremmer has ever attended.

It's a "crisis-rich environment" with everyone talking about the war in Ukraine, the president of GZERO MEDIA said during a Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky got a standing ovation after his virtual speech — except for the Chinese delegation. And there were no Russians around in what is supposed to be a global gathering.


What's more, Bremmer said the general feeling is that globalization is unwinding, with Russia forcibly decoupled from the rest of the G20 economies.

"From that perspective, it's a bit of a discomfiting Davos."

Watch more of this Global Stage discussion: "Crisis in a digital world"

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