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"