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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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By Unbreakable Josh - Mar 30 2019
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Great show. Great recommendations for books. I listen every Friday on my way to work.

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A critical part of my regular listening for a look ahead.

iTunes Ratings

557 Ratings
Average Ratings
299
200
16
19
23

Love it

By Unbreakable Josh - Mar 30 2019
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Great show. Great recommendations for books. I listen every Friday on my way to work.

Great heads-up

By Ozymandias1 - Nov 16 2017
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A critical part of my regular listening for a look ahead.

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The World Next Week

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

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

31mins

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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

1hr 8mins

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TWNW Presents: Back-to-School Reading Special

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In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by CFR senior fellow Carla Anne Robbins to discuss their most recently beloved books, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and the book they’re reading for fun.
Read more about Jim, Bob, and Carla’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.
Jim's Picks
Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–1975 by Max Hastings
President's of War by Michael Beschloss
A Legacy of Spies: A Novel by John le Carré
Bob's Picks
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide by Tony Horwitz
This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev
Carla's Picks
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer
The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield
Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem by Philip Kerr
Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet by Leonardo Padura

Aug 15 2019

37mins

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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

30mins

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Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks, U.S.-Iran Escalation, and More

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Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks gain momentum, and tensions between the United States and Iran escalate.

Jul 11 2019

35mins

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Syrians Face Uncertainty, U.S. Democrats Debate, and More

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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

Oct 10 2019

33mins

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The End of the INF Treaty, Turmoil in Northeast Asia, and More

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The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty nears its end, tensions escalate in Northeast Asia, and the Democratic Party holds its second presidential debate.

Jul 25 2019

37mins

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The ASEAN Summit, Congress’s August Recess, and More

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the ASEAN summit, Congress begins its August recess, and Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca for the hajj.

Aug 01 2019

31mins

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Elections in Israel and Tunisia, Robert Mugabe’s Funeral, and More

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces another general election, Tunisia holds its second democratic election since the 2011 Arab Spring, and the funeral of Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe takes place.

Sep 12 2019

34mins

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The UK’s Pivotal Election, Ukraine’s Peace Talks, and More

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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.

Dec 05 2019

36mins

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Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special (Rebroadcast)

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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. (This is a rebroadcast.)

Nov 26 2019

1hr 9mins

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G20 Foreign Ministers Convene, Hong Kong Protests Continue, and More

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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.

Nov 21 2019

31mins

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Sergei Magnitsky Is Remembered, SecDef Esper Travels to South Korea, and More

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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.

Nov 14 2019

31mins

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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

27mins

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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

37mins

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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

31mins

Play

Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special

Podcast cover
Read more
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

1hr 8mins

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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

30mins

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Syrians Face Uncertainty, U.S. Democrats Debate, and More

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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

Oct 10 2019

33mins

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The Impeachment Inquiry, U.S.-North Korea Talks, and More

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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.

Oct 03 2019

28mins

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Afghanistan’s Election, Seventy Years of the PRC, and More

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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.

Sep 26 2019

26mins

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Climate Change Protests, Middle East Upheaval, and More

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Climate change activists around the world are protesting during the Global Week of Action; tensions between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United States continue to rise; and U.S. President Donald J. Trump hits the road with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Sep 19 2019

34mins

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Elections in Israel and Tunisia, Robert Mugabe’s Funeral, and More

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces another general election, Tunisia holds its second democratic election since the 2011 Arab Spring, and the funeral of Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe takes place.

Sep 12 2019

34mins

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Fires in the Amazon, Elections Across Russia, and More

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South American leaders convene to discuss the recent fires in the Amazon, Russia holds local and regional elections, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin.

Sep 05 2019

39mins

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TWNW Presents: Back-to-School Reading Special

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In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by CFR senior fellow Carla Anne Robbins to discuss their most recently beloved books, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and the book they’re reading for fun.
Read more about Jim, Bob, and Carla’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.
Jim's Picks
Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–1975 by Max Hastings
President's of War by Michael Beschloss
A Legacy of Spies: A Novel by John le Carré
Bob's Picks
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide by Tony Horwitz
This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev
Carla's Picks
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer
The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield
Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem by Philip Kerr
Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet by Leonardo Padura

Aug 15 2019

37mins

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The ASEAN Summit, Congress’s August Recess, and More

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the ASEAN summit, Congress begins its August recess, and Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca for the hajj.

Aug 01 2019

31mins

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The End of the INF Treaty, Turmoil in Northeast Asia, and More

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The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty nears its end, tensions escalate in Northeast Asia, and the Democratic Party holds its second presidential debate.

Jul 25 2019

37mins

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Debating the Debt Ceiling, Remembering the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, and More

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Congress attempts to strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Cyprus observes the anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion, and the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing is commemorated.

Jul 18 2019

26mins

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Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks, U.S.-Iran Escalation, and More

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Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks gain momentum, and tensions between the United States and Iran escalate.

Jul 11 2019

35mins

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