Currently, the world's attention is focused on the European theater of war, but some very interesting events are also unfolding in Asia.
The World Economic Forum summit in Davos ended last week with no response to a Swiss journal's last year questioning of the WEF's ability to stop "de-globalization." 
Klaus Schwab said that the pandemic is a rare but narrow window of opportunity to undertake the Great Reset, which reveals the plan that Davos has for the next pandemic.
Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right former president of Brazil, has fled to Florida for at least a month following his defeat in the presidential election in October. He faces several investigations related to his time in office and has suggested that he is the victim of political persecution by Brazil's left and Supreme Court. As Lula becomes Brazil’s president, Bolsonaro has fled to Florida.
Belgian federal police recently found €150,000 ($157,700) in cash at the Brussels home of the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Eva Kaili (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), who was then arrested and charged with corruption. She remains in jail. Also arrested were Luca Visentini, secretary general of the International Trade Union Confederation, and former socialist MEP Pier-Antonio Panzeri. Francesco Giorgi, Kaili's domestic partner and former parliamentary assistant to Panzeri, was also arrested. The home of MEP Marc Tarabella (Socialist Party) was searched.
According to IraqiNews, which cites a Baghdad news outlet, the Iraqi Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant for former US President Donald Trump for the murder of Iran's Quds Force commander, Qasem Soleimani, on Iraqi soil.
In 2021, China imported 79.6 million tons of crude from Russia (1.6 million barrels per day) vs. 87.6 million tons from Saudi Arabia (1.8 million barrels per day). These two producers respectively accounted for 15.5% and 17.1% of China’s total crude import at 513.2 million tons (10.3 million barrels per day), which was near Saudi Arabia’s total 2021 output of 515 million tons. At present demand, China is both Saudi Arabia and Russia’s top energy customer:
Seated in the domed, red sandstone government building unveiled by the British Raj less than two decades before India threw off imperial rule, S. Jaishankar, the Indian foreign minister, needs no reminder of how the tides of history sweep away antiquated systems to usher in the new.
On the New Year’s Eve, everybody’s into making predictions. Many come up with futuristic hypotheses, as if competing to single out the wildest, and even the most absurd ones.
In a disturbing video outlining how Tehran would react to an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities, Iran has vowed to raze Tel Aviv 'to the ground'.