The annual summit of the World Economic Forum was held in Davos, Switzerland this month, after a gap of about two and a half years.
Under the theme "History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies," a host of global leaders deliberated over the main challenges, including the global supply chain and the climate crisis.
And among them, one of the largest items on the agenda was Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
So what did the Davos forum look like amid the war in Ukraine? And what kind of an impact is the crisis having on the rest of the world?
For this we are joined by John BLAXLAND, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at ANU.
1. The first speaker at this year's forum was Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyy who urged countries to put more pressure on Moscow meaning putting maximum sanctions. What exactly did he mean by this, and do you think participating countries will do as Zelenskyy urged?
2. Were there any Russian participants present this year? And how was this different from the previous events? Also, how did the event touch on the the situation in Ukraine?
3. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had been picked as one of the top agendas of the World Economic Forum this year, can you explain to us how big of an impact the crisis is levying on other countries?
4. We’ve been hearing news that the war would end sometime soon, but it seems like no clear developments have been made on that front yet. When do you expect the war to end?
Let's hope that day would come soon, Professor Blaxland, thank you for your insights.