2022 Didn’t ‘Change Everything.’ It Made Everything More Possible

2022 Didn’t ‘Change Everything.’ It Made Everything More Possible
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 21, 2022 (AP photo by Jacquelyn Martin).

It’s hard not to see 2022 as a “year that changed everything.” The war in Ukraine and other developments certainly represented shocks to the international system. But rather than a year that has changed everything, I see a year that has made everything more possible, at times for the worse but also for the better.

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