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Deep Dive: Davos

The old era is dead. Now we're grappling with the new one

Special Report: A new — unknown — world

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

DAVOS, Switzerland For two years, the global elite has fumbled for ways to defend the 7-decade-old structure of trade and diplomacy from punishing attacks. This week, they declared the system all but dead.

The main thing now, leading thinkers said, is to ensure that what replaces the system in the coming years prevents a great-power war — as the existing one has — and delivers more for millions left behind by the current economy.

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