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).

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.

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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.
Hosts James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Paul B. Stares to forecast the coming year’s international challenges and developments.
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 activ
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.
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
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.
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.
The first episode of CFR's new podcast, Why it Matters, takes a look at nuclear launch authority in the United States.
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.
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.
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
Turmoil continues throughout northern Syria, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson strives for a last-minute Brexit deal, and Canada holds a general election.
Northern Syria faces an uncertain future after a U.S. military withdrawal, the fourth Democratic presidential debate is held in Ohio, and Poles go to the polls
Northern Syria faces an uncertain future after a U.S. military withdrawal, the fourth Democratic presidential debate is held in Ohio, and Poles go to the polls.
U.S. House Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump, denuclearization talks with North Korea resume, and U.S.-China trade negotiations continue.
U.S. House Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump, denuclearization talks with North Korea resume, and U.S.-China trade negotiations continue.
U.S. House Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump, denuclearization talks with North Korea resume, and U.S.-China trade negotiations continue.
Afghanistan attempts to hold a presidential election, China commemorates the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, and the world remembers Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi one year after his murder.
Afghanistan attempts to hold a presidential election, China commemorates the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, and the world remembers Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi one year after his murder.