The World Next Week

The World Next Week
A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Venezuela Holds Election and U.S. North Korea Summit in Peril
May 17 • 39 min
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…
Trump Pulls Out of Iran Deal and New American Embassy Opens in Jerusalem
May 10 • 49 min
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 • 33 min
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
Apr 26 • 31 min
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
Apr 19 • 32 min
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
Apr 12 • 34 min
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
Apr 5 • 53 min
Hungarians vote in presidential elections, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress regarding data privacy concerns.
March 22, 2018
Mar 22 • 30 min
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
Mar 15 • 37 min
Susan Glasser, Chief International Affairs Correspondent at POLITICO, discusses upcoming Russian elections and the rise of targeted disinformation campaigns.
March 8, 2018
Mar 8 • 24 min
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convenes in Paris, and conditions in Syria continue to deteriorate.
March 1, 2018
Mar 1 • 41 min
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 • 45 min
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 • 34 min
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.
February 8, 2018
Feb 8 • 38 min
The 2018 Winter Olympics begin in South Korea amid heavy geopolitical overtones.
February 1, 2018
Feb 1 • 49 min
Rex Tillerson visits South America, Congress debates releasing the Nunes memo, and the surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris terror attacks goes on trial in Belgium.
January 25, 2018
Jan 25 • 46 min
Russia, Iran, and Turkey meet to discuss Syria, President Donald J. Trump makes two major addresses, and trade negotiations resume between European and Latin American blocs.
January 18, 2018
Jan 18 • 43 min
The Trump administration marks its first full year in office, the African Union Summit convenes in Ethiopia, and a sixth round of NAFTA talks continues in Canada.
January 11, 2018
Jan 11 • 24 min
The Trump administration is due to make major trade decisions and human rights come under a spotlight with two new reports.
January 4, 2018
Jan 5 • 48 min
Mass anti-government protests roil Iran, North and South Korea prepare for possible peace talks, and presidential elections take place in the Czech Republic.
What to Watch in 2018
Dec 14, 2017 • 101 min
CFR’s Laura Taylor-Kale and Rachel Vogelstein join James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to preview the coming year. On this episode: women’s political participation and economic empowerment, advances in artificial intelligence, the weaponization of…