Two years after the pandemic started, 2022 was supposed to be a year of peace. Instead, the world was suddenly faced with another storm. The Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked the international community. Geopolitical tensions over Taiwan almost reached its breaking point. Energy prices soared, inflation skyrocketed, and globalization appeared to be on its last leg. The storm is still raging, but there are signs that the darkest clouds might finally be dissipating. The war in Ukraine has seemingly reached a stalemate. Europe is stocked up on enough gas to survive this winter. The Black Sea Grain Initiative and the falling price of grain has prevented a global food crisis. Also, inflation seems to have slowed. However, the storm is far from over. What does 2023 have in store for us?