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 International Energy Agency releases its report on the oil market, and the UN Security Council discusses the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The U.S. Department of Commerce releases its international trade figures on goods and services, and presidential elections take place in Rwanda and Kenya.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is sworn in for a second term, national security advisors for the BRICS countries meet in Beijing, and a Vietnam War veteran receives the Medal of Honor.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to Europe, the U.S. Congress may or may not go to recess, and Turkey steps into the Qatar diplomatic crisis.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkey marks one year since a failed coup attempt, and Venezuela's opposition holds a plebiscite.
President Donald J. Trump goes to Poland, the Group of 20 meets in Hamburg, and three notable independence days are celebrated.
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French parliamentary elections take place, the battle for Raqqa continues, Greek debt talks struggle to remain on track, and a push for statehood sends Puerto Rico to the polls.
The United Kingdom holds elections and the United Nations hosts a conference on ocean sustainability.
French president Emmanuel Macron meets Russian president Vladimir Putin, the UN Security Council meets to discuss Yemen, and the Organization of American States examines the crisis in Venezuela.
President Donald J. Trump makes his first trip abroad and OPEC ministers meet to discuss oil production levels.
France and South Korea hold pivotal presidential elections and the Arctic Council meets in Alaska.
China hosts a global forum on the Silk Road initiative, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to the United States, and Iran holds a presidential election.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Russia, U.S. President Donald J. Trump marks one hundred days in office, and the UN observes World Press Freedom Day.
France holds presidential elections, Manila hosts an ASEAN summit, and Brussels stages a special EU summit to discuss Brexit.
The political crisis in Venezuela unfolds and Turkey's constitutional referendum takes place.
The chemical weapons crisis continues to unfold in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Moscow, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg meets President Donald J. Trump.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets President Donald J. Trump, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visits the United States, and two important U.S. foreign policy anniversaries are marked.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Turkey, Hong Kong elects a new chief executive, and the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome is marked.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi meets President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits China, and three years pass since Russia's annexation of Crimea.