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Geopolitics dominated the world in 2022, with Russia’s war in Ukraine and competition between the United States and China impacting everything from energy to food to semiconductors.

What trends from 2022 will prove enduring? How will foreign policy shape the world in 2023? Join FP’s Ravi Agrawal for a conversation with FP columnist and Harvard University professor Stephen M. Walt. The first part of this exclusive on-demand session will focus on the year that was; the second will look ahead to the next 12 months. Subscribers can send in their questions in advance.

Stephen M. Walt breaks down how the Ukraine war has accelerated certain trends within the global landscape.

Stephen M. Walt, an international relations professor at Harvard, discusses whether NATO will survive.

Stephen M. Walt discusses the latest U.S. sanctions on China and their implications.

Stephen Walt

Professor of international relations, Harvard University

Stephen M. Walt is a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University.

Ravi Agrawal

Editor in chief, Foreign Policy

Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy and the host of FP’s Global Reboot podcast. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade in full-time roles spanning three continents, including as the network’s New Delhi bureau chief and correspondent. Agrawal has shared a Peabody Award and three Emmy nominations for his work as a TV producer, and his writing for FP was part of a series nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. Agrawal is the author of India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy. He is a graduate of Harvard University. Agrawal is a frequent commentator on world affairs on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and the BBC.

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