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).
Trump Faces Backlash Over Putin Meeting and Latin America Trade Summitry Begins
Jul 19 • 33 min
The White House deals with the aftermath of the meeting between Presidents Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin, two trade summits kick off in Latin America, and Xi Jinping travels to Africa on his way to the BRICS summit.
Trump Meets With Putin and Trade Talks Commence Between EU and China
Jul 10 • 38 min
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.
SUMMER READING SPECIAL: The World From the Beach With Carlos Lozada
Jun 28 • 46 min
Looking for nonfiction book recommendations to kick off your summer? In this annual episode, hosts Jim Lindsay and Bob McMahon join Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada to discuss the books they’re reading, the books they’re looking forward to, and…
Trump Backtracks on Family Separation and Crucial Presidential Election Held in Turkey
Jun 21 • 49 min
Contentious OPEC meetings continue in Vienna, nationwide elections take place in Turkey, and outrage grows over the Trump administration’s family-separation policy.
U.S. Moves Forward with China Tariffs and the UN Scrambles to Avert Deeper Crisis in Yemen
Jun 14 • 45 min
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 Overshadow the G7 Summit and Trump Meets Kim Jong-Un
Jun 7 • 32 min
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.
U.S.-North Korea Summit Still Tentative, Political Crisis Deepens in Italy
May 31 • 41 min
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.
Trump-Kim Talks Canceled, Presidential Elections in Colombia, and More
May 24 • 38 min
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.
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.