10 Political Trends to Focus On in 2023

Jakub Ferencik
3 min readJan 1, 2023

Last year, I posted a top 10 summary of political trends to follow in the coming year.

I talked about the struggle for Taiwan and the South-China sea. Analysts have long worried about an outbreak of war in the region. 2021 unsurprisingly escalated tensions, but 2022 still surprised most of us.

I also discussed Russian aggression in Ukraine’s Donbas and its rise despite attempts at de-escalation. I questioned, along with a lot of people, NATO’s place in political affairs and whether it was becoming irrelevant in future years. Few of us…

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views