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Next Steps for a World at a Make-Or-Break Moment | Davos 2022 | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Next steps for a world at a make-or-break moment: Davos 2022

For years, titans of industry and government have visited the tiny alpine village of Davos in Switzerland to discuss how to fix the world's problems.

They pushed a globalist agenda, promoting things like liberal democracy and cooperation to address big problems like climate change.

But less people are buying what Davos is selling in 2022. Blame the pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine. So, what were the main takeaways at this year's geopolitical WEF?

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to thought leaders at this year's World Economic Forum:
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Ian Explains: What Happened at Davos | GZERO World

What happened at Davos

The tiny alpine village of Davos in Switzerland used to be the place to be for some of the world's most powerful people to talk about very important stuff at the annual World Economic Forum.

Indeed, the name “Davos” had become code for a globalist agenda that promotes things like liberal democracy and encourages cooperation on big issues such as climate change to fix the world's problems.

For a long time, it worked. People became more connected, and poverty declined. But not anymore, Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World.

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The Yet-Unseen Consequences of Russia's War in Ukraine | Global Stage | GZERO Media

The yet-unseen consequences of Russia's war in Ukraine

World leaders attending the 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos know there's a crisis going on — but Ian Bremmer thinks they are still unaware of the first- and second-order consequences of Russia's war in Ukraine.

First, "people are mostly thinking about this as a war inside Ukraine. It's not a war in Ukraine. It's actually a war between Russia and NATO," the president of GZERO Media said Global Stage livestream conversation hosted by GZERO in partnership with Microsoft.

What's more, he explained, NATO is doing everything it can to degrade Russia's capabilities and welcoming Finland and Sweden, so very soon "NATO and Russia are going to be in some level of not just cold war, but have some aspects of [a] hot war."

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Highlights from Davos 2022 | Global Stage | GZERO Media

Highlights from Davos 2022

World leaders gathered this week in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum at a moment of heightened global uncertainty.

Three months into the Russian war in Ukraine, the conflict seems no closer to resolution. A global food crisis — made worse by the war — is putting more than a billion people at risk of food insecurity. Meanwhile, cyberattacks and misinformation continue to wreak havoc around the globe.

The world faces many dangerous challenges, but the biggest one may be this: “you can’t solve a problem unless you agree on what the problem is,” says GZERO’s Ian Bremmer.

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Ian Bremmer: Russia's War in Ukraine Makes Davos "Discomforting" | Global Stage | GZERO Media

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.

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Davos 2022: A World of Geopolitical Conflicts & Security Issues | Europe In :60 | GZERO Media

A different Davos amid geopolitical conflicts and security issues

Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden shares his view from the 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

What are the topics and discussions going on in Davos, this year?

It's a very different Davos. It's fewer people. There are obviously no Russians. They are banned from here, rightly so. There are hardly any Chinese. And a lot of the discussion is, of course, where is the world heading? This is not the world that Davos wanted to create. It's a world of geopolitical conflicts. It's a world of security issues. But it's a world where we still need to come together and see if we can find common solution on the green transition, on the digital issues, and after all, also on peace and war.

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