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

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

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K2L2L2

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Excellent nonbiased coverage of World News!

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By missnewboo.d - Jan 12 2020
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Great podcast. One of my best sources of measured news.

iTunes Ratings

595 Ratings
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326
204
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25

K2L2L2

By K2L2L2 - Mar 31 2020
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Excellent nonbiased coverage of World News!

Booedodson

By missnewboo.d - Jan 12 2020
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Great podcast. One of my best sources of measured news.
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The World Next Week

Latest release on Jul 30, 2020

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

Rank #1: Coronavirus Causes Panic, Israelis Return to the Polls, and More

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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 27 2020

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Rank #2: Governors Face Public Pressure, UN Security Council Talks Syria, and More

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Governors face pressure to reopen America, the UN Security Council discusses conditions in Syria, and the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.

Apr 23 2020

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Rank #3: U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks, Trump’s India Trip, and More

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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 20 2020

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Rank #4: Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special

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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.

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #5: Protests Flare Around the Globe, U.S. House Votes, and More

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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 31 2019

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Rank #6: Democrats Debate in Nevada, Munich’s Security Conference, and More

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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 13 2020

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Rank #7: Trump Halts WHO Funding, Earth Day’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and More

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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 16 2020

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Rank #8: WHO Declares Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Markets Falter, and More

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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 12 2020

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Rank #9: Erdogan Visits the White House, Spain Holds Another Election, and More

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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.

Nov 07 2019

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Rank #10: Coronavirus Tolls Fluctuate Globally, G20 Foreign and Energy Ministers Meet, and More

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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 09 2020

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Rank #11: Hungary’s Parliamentary Vote, Journalists’ Increasing Struggle, and More

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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.

Apr 02 2020

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Rank #12: U.S. Lawmakers Near Relief Deal, India Imposes Three-Week Lockdown, and More

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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 26 2020

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Rank #13: G7 Foreign Ministers Convene Virtually, U.S. Imposes Sanctions, and More

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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 19 2020

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Rank #14: TWNW Presents: Why It Matters

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The first episode of CFR's new podcast, Why it Matters, takes a look at nuclear launch authority in the United States.

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #15: Tumult Persists in Syria, Brexit Negotiations Continue, and More

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Turmoil continues throughout northern Syria, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson strives for a last-minute Brexit deal, and Canada holds a general election.

Oct 17 2019

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Biden Reveals VP Pick, Japan Remembers Hiroshima Bombing, and More

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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 30 2020

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Saudi Arabia’s Downsized Hajj, Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Transformation, and More

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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 24 2020

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U.S. Congress Returns to Session, Schools Grapple With Reopening, and More

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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 17 2020

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Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary, North American Pipelines Halted, and More

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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 09 2020

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Turbulent U.S. Independence Day, Dramatic Arctic Heatwave, and More

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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.

Jul 02 2020

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Poland’s Rescheduled Election, One Year Since the Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting, and More

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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 25 2020

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TWNW Special: What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer

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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 12 2020

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George Floyd’s Funeral, Coronavirus at Month Six, and More

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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.

Jun 04 2020

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Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen Square, EU’s Coronavirus Rescue Plan, and More

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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 28 2020

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WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

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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 21 2020

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Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

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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 15 2020

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Coronavirus Origin Allegations, East Africa’s Devastating Locusts, and More

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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.

May 07 2020

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U.S. Supply Chain Challenges, Trump’s Transition Committee, and More

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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.

May 01 2020

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Governors Face Public Pressure, UN Security Council Talks Syria, and More

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Governors face pressure to reopen America, the UN Security Council discusses conditions in Syria, and the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.

Apr 23 2020

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Trump Halts WHO Funding, Earth Day’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and More

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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 16 2020

23mins

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Coronavirus Tolls Fluctuate Globally, G20 Foreign and Energy Ministers Meet, and More

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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 09 2020

30mins

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Hungary’s Parliamentary Vote, Journalists’ Increasing Struggle, and More

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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.

Apr 02 2020

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U.S. Lawmakers Near Relief Deal, India Imposes Three-Week Lockdown, and More

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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 26 2020

31mins

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G7 Foreign Ministers Convene Virtually, U.S. Imposes Sanctions, and More

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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 19 2020

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WHO Declares Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Markets Falter, and More

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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 12 2020

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iTunes Ratings

595 Ratings
Average Ratings
326
204
19
21
25

K2L2L2

By K2L2L2 - Mar 31 2020
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Excellent nonbiased coverage of World News!

Booedodson

By missnewboo.d - Jan 12 2020
Read more
Great podcast. One of my best sources of measured news.