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The World Next Week
Council on Foreign Relations
A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
2 days ago
Olympics Kick Off in Tokyo, Biden and Iraq’s Al-Kadhimi Meet, and More
The Tokyo Olympic Games kick off in COVID-19’s shadow, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, and South Africans deal with the fallout from days of deadly rioting.
Jul 15, 2021
King Abdullah Visits the White House, Netanyahu’s Trial Resumes, and More
Jordanian King Abdullah II visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial for bribery charges resumes in Jerusalem, and world leaders convene virtually for an emergency Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.
Jul 8, 2021
Bolsonaro Faces Corruption Charges, Haitians Mourn Late President, and More
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces COVID-19 corruption charges, Haitians confront political uncertainty in the wake of President Jovenel Moise’s assassination, and China-EU talks heat up in Brussels.
Jul 1, 2021
Biden’s Vaccination Goal Nears, UNSC Votes on Syria Aid Pipeline, and More
The deadline for President Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans passes, the UN Security Council votes to maintain aid deliveries between Turkey and Syria, and the world marks UFO Day.
Jun 17, 2021
TWNW Presents: Summer Reading Special Episode
In this special episode of The World Next Week, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they recommend reading, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and the books they’re reading for fun. Read more about Jim, Bob, and Carla’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge. Jim’s Picks: This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arm Race, by Nicole Perlroth Objects of Desire, by Clare Sestanovich Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter—Then, Now, and Forever, by John McWhorter Bob’s Picks: Missionaries, by Phil Klay Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks “Power of the Powerless” in Living in Truth, by Vaclav Havel Carla’s Picks: The Price of Peace: Money , Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, by Zachary D. Carter The Transparency of Time, by Leonardo Padura George Smiley Novels, by John le Carré
Jun 10, 2021
G7 Summit, NATO Summit, and More Summits
World leaders meet for summits of the Group of Seven (G7) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). U.S. President Joe Biden convenes with European Union leaders, and sits down separately with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Jun 3, 2021
Mexico’s Midterms, Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen, and More
Mexico holds pivotal midterm elections, Hong Kongers attempt to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and Peruvians vote in a divisive presidential runoff.
May 27, 2021
Belarus’s Plane Diversion, Mali’s ‘Coup Within a Coup,’ and More
Belarus faces global condemnation after grounding an airplane to arrest a dissident journalist; West Africa braces for the fallout from Mali’s second coup in nine months; and the United States marks Memorial Day and one hundred years since the Tulsa Race Massacre.
May 20, 2021
A Virtual Global Health Summit, Biden and Moon Meet, and More
Rome hosts the Global Health Summit online, South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits the White House, and the UN Security Council discusses prospects for Syria as the country holds a presidential election.
May 13, 2021
Israeli-Palestinian Tensions Escalate, Chileans Vote, and More
Israeli-Palestinian violence raises fears of a bigger conflict, Chile prepares for a historic election, and Washington looks to improve its cyber defenses after a major fuel pipeline was hacked.
May 6, 2021
U.S.-Canada Pipeline Dispute, Harris and AMLO Talk Migration, and More
A major fuel pipeline from Canada to the United States could be shut down, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) meet virtually to discuss migration concerns, and the European Union and India are expected to revive trade talks.
Apr 29, 2021
India’s COVID-19 Surge, Somalia’s Political Crisis, and More
India struggles with the world’s largest COVID-19 surge, Somalia’s president addresses Parliament after dropping a bid to extend his term, and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan gets underway ten years after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Apr 22, 2021
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Undergoes Review, Biden Addresses Congress, and More
A U.S. advisory panel considers whether to lift the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, U.S. President Joe Biden addresses Congress, and international films are judged for the ninety-third Academy Awards.
Apr 15, 2021
U.S. Drawdown in Afghanistan, Biden’s Earth Day Summit, and More
The United States sets in motion a complete military withdrawal from Afghanistan, dozens of world leaders are invited to a U.S.-led climate summit, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets with President Joe Biden at the White House.
Apr 8, 2021
U.S. Defense Chief Visits Israel, Iran Deal Talks Continue in Vienna, and More
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is slated to travel to Israel; talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal continue in Vienna, Austria; and Peru holds a general election.
Apr 1, 2021
Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Talk North Korea, the IMF and World Bank Hold Spring Meetings, and More
Top security officials from Japan and South Korea meet with the new U.S. national security advisor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank host their annual Spring Meetings virtually, and European Union officials convene with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Mar 25, 2021
Extreme Weather Worsens, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, and More
Extreme weather events ramp up in Australia and the United States; Myanmar’s military junta marks Armed Forces Day; and leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay convene for a virtual trade summit.
Mar 18, 2021
Another Israeli Election, U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis, and More
Israel holds its fourth election in two years, the United States faces a mounting migration crisis at its border with Mexico, and Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, meets with regional premiers.
Mar 11, 2021
Syria’s Somber Anniversary, ‘Quad’ Leaders Meet Virtually, and More
Syrians mark the tenth anniversary of the start of the civil war; leaders from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States convene virtually for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue; and the United Kingdom reviews its defense and foreign policy after Brexit.
Mar 4, 2021
China Convenes Annual People’s Congress, Pope Francis Travels to Iraq, and More
China’s national legislature and its top political advisory body meet in tandem, Pope Francis travels to Iraq as the country deals with COVID-19 and security concerns, and International Women’s Day is celebrated around the globe.
Feb 25, 2021
U.S. Assumes UNSC Presidency, Intelligence Report Investigates Khashoggi Killing, and More
The United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield newly confirmed as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations; the U.S. intelligence community releases a report on the Jamal Khashoggi killing; and a political crisis deepens in the country of Georgia.
Feb 18, 2021
U.S. Nears Half Million COVID-19 Deaths, Biden Rejoins Paris Agreement, and More
The COVID-19 death toll approaches five hundred thousand in the United States. Also, President Biden formally rejoins the Paris Agreement on climate and addresses world leaders at the virtual Munich Security Conference.
Feb 11, 2021
NATO Defense Ministers Convene, UN Security Council Talks Yemen, and More
Defense ministers of NATO countries meet virtually to discuss withdrawing from Afghanistan; the UN Security Council debates the war in Yemen following the Biden administration’s policy shift; and spacecraft from China, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States enters Mars’s orbit.
Feb 4, 2021
Trump’s Trial Begins, Myanmar’s Military Coup, and More
Former President Donald J. Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in the Senate, Myanmar faces the fallout of a military coup, and the United States extends the New START nuclear treaty with Russia.
Jan 28, 2021
China-Taiwan Tension Builds, Secretary Blinken’s First Week, and More
Tension between China and Taiwan builds, Antony Blinken begins his first week as President Biden’s secretary of state, and governments race to procure the COVID-19 vaccine as virus variants emerge.
Jan 21, 2021
Biden’s Cabinet Confirmation Hearings, Greece-Turkey Talks Resume, and More
President Biden’s cabinet nominees face Senate confirmation hearings, Greece and Turkey resume maritime border talks, and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force ninety days after its ratification.
Jan 14, 2021
Trump’s Second Impeachment, Biden’s Inauguration, and More
U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s second impeachment reverberates in Congress, Washington braces for President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration amid increased security concerns, and the incoming Biden team prepares to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Jan 7, 2021
Pro-Trump Mob Breaches U.S. Capitol, Georgia’s New Senators, and More
Americans face the fallout—at home and abroad—from violent pro-Trump riots that shook the U.S. Capitol and Democrats narrowly gain control of the Senate after runoff elections in Georgia.
Dec 17, 2020
The World Next Year: Transitioning Into 2021
In this special year-end episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR’s vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies. Lindsay, McMahon, and O’Neil break down the supply chain challenges that come with distributing COVID-19 vaccines, what’s on President-Elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy agenda, and the impacts of disinformation in the United States and beyond.
Dec 10, 2020
A Virtual Climate Summit, Georgia Begins Early Voting, and More
The Climate Ambition Summit 2020 is held virtually five years after the Paris Agreement, the state of Georgia begins early voting in its Senate runoff, and Tunisia marks ten years since the beginning of the Arab Spring.
Dec 3, 2020
FDA Considers COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization, Venezuelans Vote, and More
U.S. health officials discuss emergency authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine; Venezuelans vote for a new National Assembly, currently the country’s last opposition-controlled body; and the “safe harbor” deadline for the U.S. election approaches.
Nov 19, 2020
G20 Summit Goes Virtual, Biden Nominates Cabinet Members, and More
Saudi Arabia hosts a virtual Group of Twenty (G20) summit, U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden ramps up his cabinet nomination process, and the United States prepares to formally withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies.
Nov 12, 2020
U.S. Presidential Transition, Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, and More
U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden begins a turbulent ten-week transition, Armenians and Azeris react to a Russia-brokered peace agreement, and the thirty-seventh summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) goes virtual.
Nov 5, 2020
U.S. Ballot Counting Continues, WTO Selects Director General, and More
The world awaits the results of the close U.S. presidential election, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is scheduled to select a new director general, and Myanmar holds fraught elections.
Oct 29, 2020
TWNW Special: America’s Pivotal Election
The U.S. presidential election pitting incumbent Donald J. Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden is finally here. In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon unpack what’s at stake in this vote, what could happen on Election Day, and when the world might know the results.
Oct 22, 2020
The World Health Summit, Chile’s Constitutional Referendum, and More
The World Health Summit 2020 takes place virtually, Chileans vote in a constitutional referendum amid protests, and Tanzania holds a general election.
Oct 15, 2020
U.S. Senate Votes on COVID-19 Relief Bill, Bolivia’s General Election, and More
The U.S. Senate votes on a COVID-19 relief bill; Bolivians head to the polls for a twice-postponed general election; and New Zealand, considered to have one of the most successful pandemic responses, also holds a general election.
Oct 8, 2020
Taiwan’s National Day, Seventy-Five Years of North Korea’s Workers’ Party, and More
Taiwan celebrates National Day, North Korea marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party with a military parade, and the United Kingdom and European Union face another crucial Brexit deadline.
Sep 24, 2020
TWNW Special: How Americans See the World
On this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Dina Smeltz, senior fellow for public opinion and foreign policy, to discuss the Chicago Council’s annual survey of American attitudes toward foreign policy. This year’s survey, which can be found on the Chicago Council’s website, is entitled “Divided We Stand.”
Sep 17, 2020
EU Leaders Talk Greece-Turkey Tensions, Italy’s Referendum and Elections, and More
European leaders hold a summit on tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Mediterranean, Italians prepare to head to the polls for a national referendum and regional elections, and the sports world stages major events under unusual circumstances.
Sep 10, 2020
A Virtual UNGA, Lukashenko and Putin Meet, and More
The seventy-fifth UN General Assembly kicks off virtually, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, and the European Union and China hold a scaled-down summit in Leipzig, Germany.
Sep 3, 2020
Two-Month Election Countdown Begins, U.S.-Taiwan Relationship Expands, and More
Americans enter the final two-month stretch of the presidential campaign, the United States moves to strengthen economic ties to Taiwan, and Japan begins its search for a new prime minister.
Aug 27, 2020
Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall, WTO Director-General Resigns, and More
Louisianans and Texans cope with Hurricane Laura as they mark fifteen years since Hurricane Katrina, the World Trade Organization’s director-general, Roberto Azevedo, departs amid uncertainty over the body’s future, and athlete boycotts spur a new reckoning over U.S. police brutality.
Aug 20, 2020
Republicans’ Virtual National Convention, Mali’s Coup D’état, and More
The U.S. Republican Nominating Convention kicks off, a coup in Mali shakes West Africa, and postelection protests persist in Belarus.
Aug 13, 2020
Pompeo’s European Tour, Democrats’ Virtual National Convention, and More
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wraps up his trip to Central Europe with a visit to Poland, the Democratic National Convention is set to take place virtually, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is due to give its verdict on the killing of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
Aug 6, 2020
Belarus’s Presidential Election, Anti-Kremlin Protests Persist, and More
Belarusians go to the polls, discontent simmers in eastern Russia, and Japan remembers the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki amid discussions of the country’s long-term national security strategy.
Jul 30, 2020
Biden Reveals VP Pick, Japan Remembers Hiroshima Bombing, and More
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate, Japan marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, and China commemorates the formation of the People’s Liberation Army.
Jul 23, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s Downsized Hajj, Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Transformation, and More
Saudi Arabia hosts a scaled-down hajj, Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia begins its reconversion into a mosque, and tensions mount over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Jul 16, 2020
U.S. Congress Returns to Session, Schools Grapple With Reopening, and More
The U.S. Congress returns to session; schools and universities struggle with reopening amid a surge in COVID-19 cases; and, China, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States prepare for spacecraft launches to Mars.
Jul 9, 2020
Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary, North American Pipelines Halted, and More
The world marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre; the Atlantic Coast, Dakota Access, and Keystone XL pipelines suffer setbacks; and COVID-19 triggers historic levels of food insecurity.
Jul 2, 2020
Turbulent U.S. Independence Day, Dramatic Arctic Heatwave, and More
Americans celebrate Independence Day amid a worrisome surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a dramatic heatwave continues in the Arctic, and Hong Kong reacts to China’s sweeping national security legislation.
Jun 25, 2020
Poland’s Rescheduled Election, One Year Since the Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting, and More
Poland holds its rescheduled presidential election, the world marks one year since U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un met at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter is commemorated.
Jun 11, 2020
TWNW Special: What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer
In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Gabrielle Sierra, CFR podcast producer and host of Why It Matters, to discuss their favorite quarantine reads, beloved documentaries and television series, podcasts, and more entertainment they’re looking forward to enjoying this summer.
Jun 4, 2020
George Floyd’s Funeral, Coronavirus at Month Six, and More
The funeral for George Floyd, whose death in police custody triggered massive U.S. protests against racism, is held in Houston; the novel coronavirus continues its global spread six months after emerging in Wuhan, China; and the fourth round of Brexit talks is held.
May 28, 2020
Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen Square, EU’s Coronavirus Rescue Plan, and More
The anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is marked amid a surge in Hong Kong tensions, the European Union debates a massive coronavirus rescue plan, and the Atlantic hurricane season begins.
May 21, 2020
WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More
The World Health Organization Executive Board convenes virtually, Afghanistan tries to forge a peace deal amid a surge in violence, and China holds its annual session of the National People’s Congress.
May 14, 2020
Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More
The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is marked by virtual ceremonies and limited job opportunities.
May 7, 2020
Coronavirus Origin Allegations, East Africa’s Devastating Locusts, and More
Criticism mounts over China’s coronavirus response; East African countries face a second, much larger infestation of desert locusts; and Europe commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Allies’ victory.
Apr 30, 2020
U.S. Supply Chain Challenges, Trump’s Transition Committee, and More
U.S. officials confront supply chain breakdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration begins the presidential transition process six months before Election Day, and World Press Freedom Day is commemorated.
Apr 23, 2020
Governors Face Public Pressure, UN Security Council Talks Syria, and More
Governors face pressure to reopen America, the UN Security Council discusses conditions in Syria, and the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.
Apr 16, 2020
Trump Halts WHO Funding, Earth Day’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and More
U.S. President Donald J. Trump announces a funding freeze and review of the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus pandemic, Earth Day is celebrated across the globe, and Cuba marks the fortieth anniversary of the Mariel boatlift.
Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus Tolls Fluctuate Globally, G20 Foreign and Energy Ministers Meet, and More
Countries across the globe continue to face the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus, Group of Twenty (G20) foreign and energy ministers meet virtually, and Israelis struggle to form a governing coalition.
Apr 2, 2020
Hungary’s Parliamentary Vote, Journalists’ Increasing Struggle, and More
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban exercises sweeping executive powers amid the coronavirus pandemic, global and local media outlets face pressure, and Israeli leaders move to form a national emergency government.
Mar 26, 2020
U.S. Lawmakers Near Relief Deal, India Imposes Three-Week Lockdown, and More
U.S. lawmakers near a $2 trillion coronavirus relief deal as debate intensifies over economic pain versus lockdown efforts, Indians enter a nationwide, twenty-one-day lockdown, and fragile states and refugee camps begin to grapple with virus concerns.
Mar 19, 2020
G7 Foreign Ministers Convene Virtually, U.S. Imposes Sanctions, and More
Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) member states convene virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the world calendar, virus concerns drive a rift between the United States and China, and U.S.-Iran tensions escalate again.
Mar 12, 2020
WHO Declares Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Markets Falter, and More
The World Health Organization declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, countries brace for a severe economic downturn, and the Afghan peace process confronts major obstacles.
Mar 5, 2020
Israel’s Parliamentary Challenge, Coronavirus Funding, and More
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempts to form a governing coalition, U.S. lawmakers seek billions of dollars in emergency coronavirus funding, and the world remembers Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 six years after its mysterious disappearance.
Feb 27, 2020
Coronavirus Causes Panic, Israelis Return to the Polls, and More
COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, Israel holds its third national election in the past year, and U.S. Democratic presidential candidates compete on Super Tuesday.
Feb 20, 2020
U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks, Trump’s India Trip, and More
The United States and the Taliban move closer to an agreement, U.S. President Donald J. Trump makes a state visit to India, and Iran holds parliamentary elections.
Feb 13, 2020
Democrats Debate in Nevada, Munich’s Security Conference, and More
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Nevada ahead of the state’s caucus, the annual Munich Security Conference takes place, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to Angola, Ethiopia, and Senegal.
Feb 6, 2020
Iowa’s Caucus Snafu, African Union Summit, and More
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination ramps up after flawed Iowa caucuses, the African Union convenes in Addis Ababa, and international films feature prominently at this year’s Academy Awards.
Jan 30, 2020
State of the Union Anticipation, Trump’s Mideast Plan, and More
U.S. President Donald J. Trump plans to deliver the annual State of the Union address, Israel considers sweeping annexations in the West Bank, and Brexit finally happens.
Jan 23, 2020
Migrant Caravan Confrontation, China’s Border-Crossing Virus, and More
A new migrant caravan tests U.S.-Mexico ties, the pneumonia-like virus that started in Wuhan, China, causes alarms and quarantines, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp is commemorated.
Jan 16, 2020
Trump’s Impeachment Continues, China’s Mysterious Outbreak, and More
The impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump transitions from the House to the Senate, China attempts to suppress a pneumonia-like outbreak ahead of Lunar New Year, and the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is held in Davos, Switzerland.
Jan 9, 2020
Soleimani’s Killing, U.S.-China ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, and More
Tensions between the United States and Iran escalate after the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, Washington and Beijing finalize their “Phase One” trade deal, and Taiwan holds a pivotal presidential election.
Dec 19, 2019
The World Next Year: Looking Ahead to 2020
Hosts James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Paul B. Stares to forecast the coming year’s international challenges and developments.
Dec 12, 2019
The Afghanistan Papers, Trade Talks, and More
U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue amid the release of “The Afghanistan Papers,” the trade feud between the United States and China goes on as the House of Representatives faces an important vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, and climate activists take stock of the recent COP25 climate conference in Madrid.
Dec 5, 2019
The UK’s Pivotal Election, Ukraine’s Peace Talks, and More
The United Kingdom holds a pivotal general election, peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine continue, and the World Trade Organization grinds to a halt.
Nov 26, 2019
Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special (Rebroadcast)
In this first-ever live taping of The World Next Week, Jim and Bob sit down with NPR’s Deborah Amos to discuss what’s made headlines over the last decade. Bob shares his thoughts on the state of democracy around the world, Deb describes the progress made in the Middle East in recent years, and Jim discusses the ever-changing relationship between the United States and China. This event was produced in collaboration with CFR’s Outreach team. (This is a rebroadcast.)
1 hr 9 min
Nov 21, 2019
G20 Foreign Ministers Convene, Hong Kong Protests Continue, and More
Group of Twenty foreign ministers convene in Nagoya, Japan, district council elections are held in Hong Kong amid rampant and ever-growing protests, and NATO leaders hold a meeting in London.
Nov 14, 2019
Sergei Magnitsky Is Remembered, SecDef Esper Travels to South Korea, and More
Russia’s Sergei Magnitsky is remembered ten years after his death, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper travels to Southeast Asia, and the fifth Democratic presidential debate is held in Atlanta.
Nov 12, 2019
TWNW Presents: Why It Matters
The first episode of CFR's new podcast, Why it Matters, takes a look at nuclear launch authority in the United States.
Nov 7, 2019
Erdogan Visits the White House, Spain Holds Another Election, and More
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the White House, Spaniards hold their fourth general election in four years, and the United States continues trade talks with the European Union.
Oct 31, 2019
Protests Flare Around the Globe, U.S. House Votes, and More
Protests intensify in Lebanon, Chile, and elsewhere, and the U.S. House of Representatives votes on rules that will govern the impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump.
Oct 24, 2019
Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special
In this first-ever live taping of The World Next Week, Jim and Bob sit down with NPR’s Deborah Amos to discuss what’s made headlines over the last decade. Bob shares his thoughts on the state of democracy around the world, Deb describes the progress made in the Middle East in recent years, and Jim discusses the ever-changing relationship between the United States and China. This event was produced in collaboration with CFR’s Outreach team.
1 hr 9 min
Oct 17, 2019
Tumult Persists in Syria, Brexit Negotiations Continue, and More
Turmoil continues throughout northern Syria, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson strives for a last-minute Brexit deal, and Canada holds a general election.