What to watch in 2022: How geopolitical risks could hit the global economy
07 January 2022 | 11:16 am
It's been a chaotic start to the year for the global economy, with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 disrupting a range of industries. In this edition, we're looking ahead to what else may be in store for the rest of 2022. Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, joins us to discuss his annual list of top geopolitical risks the world faces. They include: China's "zero-Covid" policy, big tech companies' influence on the world, the US midterm elections, US-Russia tensions, climate change and more.
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We begin in Kazakhstan, where the country's president has given the green light to security forces to shoot to kill those taking part in the unrest that's been sweeping the Central Asian nation this week. Dozens of people have been killed in the violence which erupted after a sharp increase in fuel prices, reflecting wider discontent with authoritarian rule. In response to a call from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Russian-led troops have already begun arriving in Kazakhstan.
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The United Nations is launching talks between "all key civilian and military stakeholders" in a bid to solve a political crisis triggered by the October military coup.
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The Atlas Lions join hosts Cameroon in the knockout stages after they beat Comoros 2-0. Meanwhile pre-tournament favourites Senegal play out a disappointing goaless stalemate with Guinea. Selina Sykes is joined by FRANCE 24 Sports Editor Simon Harding and James Vasina.
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Nationalists in the UK are hunting down people who have fled across the Channel to England in small boats and claim the government is not doing enough to prevent illegal immigration. The number of migrants arriving this way has reached a new high.
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