The new Davos man: Ukraine, energy, and global powers

What were this World Economic forum’s biggest themes? Which discussions on the Ukraine crisis were the most convincing?

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Three months into Russia’s war on Ukraine, social, economic, and political leaders from across the globe retreated to Davos in the Swiss alps to discuss how to set about creating a brighter future for the world. Recording from the heart of the World Economic Forum, Mark Leonard is joined this week by Yara Bayoumy,world and national security editor at the New York Times opinion section, to dissect the impulses that weaved in and out of this weekend’s discussions. What were this forum’s biggest themes? Which discussions on the Ukraine crisis were the most convincing? And what balance was there between the West and the rest?

This podcast was recorded on 26 May 2022

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mpressions from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 21 May