The World Next Week

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A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

9 The World Next Week: 9/11 Sept. 8, 2016

In this special edition, CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay, Managing Editor Robert McMahon, and Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins examine the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.


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Congress returns from recess, China hosts the G20 summit, and ASEAN meets in Laos.
Syria's war escalates, the UN observes the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, and New York hosts the U.S. Open tennis championships.
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden visits Turkey, Ukraine marks twenty five years as an independent nation, and the Rio Olympics come to an end.
Turkey's President Erdogan visits Russia, Thailand holds a constitutional referendum, and Japan marks the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
France and Germany tighten security, hackers meet in Las Vegas, and the Olympics begin.
Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention, Turkey takes stock after a failed coup, and the Olympics draw nearer.
The Republican National Convention takes place in Cleveland, the African Union wraps up a summit in Rwanda, and two years pass since the downing of Flight MH17.
The United Kingdom's political crisis continues, an international court rules on China's claim to the South China Sea, and Beijing hosts an EU-China summit.
The British government faces challenges resulting from the Brexit vote, Poland hosts a NATO summit, and Juno peers through Jupiter.
In this special edition, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow Robert Kahn, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow Sebastian Mallaby examine the implications of the Brexit vote.
China hosts the first annual Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank meeting, the North American Leaders' Summit begins in Canada, and India seeks a larger role in global nuclear governance.
In this special edition, Managing Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Elizabeth Saunders start off the summer with a list of books that they will be reading in the weeks ahead. Lis
The Organization of American States meets on the Venezuela crisis, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel visits China, and the race for Raqqa in Syria intensifies.
The last major contest for the U.S. presidential nominations are held, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the U.S. Congress, and Switzerland votes on a basic universal income.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration braces for a summer of challenges and a new leader takes control of the Afghan Taliban.
Austria holds the second round of presidential elections, Istanbul hosts the World Humanitarian Summit, and U.S. President Barack Obama travels to Vietnam.
The new president of Taiwan is inaugurated, the Sykes-Picot Agreement centennial is marked, and the UN Security Council takes on a mission to Somalia.
Presidential elections are held in the Philippines, British Prime Minister David Cameron hosts an anti-corruption summit, and the World Economic Forum on Africa is held.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Russia, Spain faces a deadline to form a government, and the fifth anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death passes.