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).

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a summit in Helsinki, and China and the EU consider closer trade relations.
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Contentious OPEC meetings continue in Vienna, nationwide elections take place in Turkey, and outrage grows over the Trump administration’s family-separation policy.
The White House moves forward with tariffs on Chinese imports, the UN Security Council meets to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and World Refugee Day is marked around the world.
Trade disputes on the docket at the G7 summit, anticipation of a meeting between President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-un builds, and the World Cup kicks off in Russia.
The twists and turns on the route to a U.S.-North Korea summit continue, ongoing political turmoil in Italy rocks the Eurozone, and President Trump imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, Mexico, and Canada.
President Trump cancels an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong- un, European exceptions on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are set to expire, and Colombia holds presidential elections.
A presidential election in Venezuela, South Korean president Moon Jae-in meets President Donald Trump in Washington, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, and Britain’s Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markl
U.S. allies grapple with President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, and the new American embassy is set to open in Jerusalem.
May 3, 2018 May 3, 2018
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico try to reach a deal on NAFTA, and Vladimir Putin’s fourth presidential inauguration takes place.
April 26, 2018 April 26, 2018
The leaders of North and South Korea meet for a historic summit, and the U.S. confronts China and the EU over new trade regulations.
April 19, 2018 April 19, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron comes to Washington for an official state visit, the ASEAN Summit kicks off in Singapore, and people around the world celebrate Earth Day.
April 12, 2018 April 12, 2018
President Trump discusses North Korea strategy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the Summit of the Americas kicks off in Peru.
April 5, 2018 April 5, 2018
Hungarians vote in presidential elections, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress regarding data privacy concerns.
March 22, 2018 March 22, 2018
The Trump administration imposes new tariffs on Chinese trade, and the U.N. Security Council searches for a resolution to the crisis in Syria.
March 15, 2018 March 15, 2018
Susan Glasser, Chief International Affairs Correspondent at POLITICO, discusses upcoming Russian elections and the rise of targeted disinformation campaigns.
March 8, 2018 March 8, 2018
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convenes in Paris, and conditions in Syria continue to deteriorate.
March 1, 2018 March 1, 2018
A contentious general election takes place in Italy, eleven nations sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and the year’s best films are honored at the Academy Awards.
February 22, 2018 Feb. 22, 2018
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits the White House, the UN Human Rights Council convenes in Geneva, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces scrutiny over his department’s budget.
February 15, 2018 Feb. 15, 2018
World leaders convene for the annual Munich Security Conference, the Winter Olympics continue with all eyes on the Korean peninsula, and South Africa undergoes a controversial transition of presidential power.