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).
Tripoli Violence, Brexit’s Extension, and More
Apr 11 • 27 min
The United Nations postpones a conference in Libya as the battle for Tripoli continues, Theresa May narrowly avoids a no-deal Brexit, and Indonesia holds a general election.
U.S.-Mexico Border Chaos, Israel’s Election, and More
Apr 4 • 25 min
Tensions escalate at the U.S. southern border, and Israel holds a highly anticipated election.
Ukraine’s Upcoming Election, U.S.-China Trade Talks, and More
Mar 28 • 35 min
Ukraine holds its sixth presidential election, U.S.-China trade talks resume, and Congress grapples with the ambitious Green New Deal.
Thai Hold an Election, Kosovars Commemorate NATO’s War, and More
Mar 21 • 32 min
Thailand conducts its first general election since the 2014 military coup, and Kosovo commemorates twenty years since the end of the war.
Trump and Bolsonaro Meet, Huawei Creates Conflict, and More
Mar 14 • 25 min
U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro meet at the White House, and Huawei divides the United States and Germany.
Brexit Day Suspense, Iran-Iraq Trade Talks, and More
Mar 7 • 31 min
The British Parliament is set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised Brexit deal ahead of a looming deadline, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits Baghdad for the first time in his tenure to talk trade.
China’s National People’s Congress, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and More
Feb 28 • 27 min
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang opens the annual session of the National People’s Congress, and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner travels to the Middle East ahead of Israel’s general election.
Trump-Kim Summit Preparations, Conflict in Kashmir, and More
Feb 21 • 37 min
U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet in Hanoi for a second summit, tensions between India and Pakistan escalate, and the Ninety-First Academy Awards are held in Hollywood.
President Trump’s Border Deal, Nigeria’s Presidential Election, and More
Feb 14 • 32 min
The United States could face another government shutdown, Nigeria holds a presidential election, and U.S. and North Korean officials discuss holding a second summit.
Iran Commemorates 1979 Revolution, House of Commons Votes on Brexit, and More
Feb 7 • 26 min
President Hassan Rouhani commemorates Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, the United Kingdom’s House of Commons votes on a new Brexit deal, and the African Union convenes in Addis Ababa.
U.S. State of the Union Anticipation, INF Treaty Deliberation, and More
Jan 31 • 31 min
President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union, Russia and the United States debate the future of the INF Treaty, and Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou faces legal trouble.
UN Security Council Debates Syria, U.S.-China Trade Talks, and More
Jan 24 • 33 min
The UN Security Council debates the humanitarian crisis in Syria, U.S.-China trade talks continue in Washington, and the United States and South Korea work to renew a military cost-sharing deal.
Trump’s Third Year, Venezuelans Protest, and More
Jan 17 • 33 min
President Donald J. Trump begins his third year in office, political turmoil continues in Venezuela, and Brexit faces more challenges.
The World Bank Searches for New Leadership, and Detroit Hosts Auto Show
Jan 10 • 30 min
The World Bank searches for a new president after Jim Yong Kim resigns, and Detroit hosts the annual North American International Auto Show.
Democracy in Crisis: What to Watch in 2019
Dec 20, 2018 • 67 min
As 2018 draws to a close, CFR’s James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Brookings senior fellow Constanze Stelzenmuller to reflect on the year that was and look ahead to 2019. Democratic backsliding and rising nationalism are at the top of the…
Protesters Return to the Streets in Paris, and Afghan Peace Talks Resume
Dec 13, 2018 • 39 min
The world marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, Yellow Vests protesters take to the streets of Paris for the fifth weekend in a row, and Pakistan’s foreign minister visits Afghanistan amid new peace efforts.
May’s Brexit Deal Faces Defeat and the UN Urges a Global Migrant Compact
Dec 6, 2018 • 26 min
Theresa May’s Brexit plan faces a series of devastating defeats, and nations make crucial decisions regarding the UN’s Global Migrant Compact. Sebastian Mallaby sits in for Jim Lindsay.
Trump Attends G20 Summit, and a UN Climate Summit Begins in Poland
Nov 29, 2018 • 40 min
World leaders convene in Argentina for the annual G20 summit, and a UN climate summit gets underway in Poland.
Brexit Deal Shakes Up May’s Cabinet, and APEC Summit Overshadowed by Trade War
Nov 15, 2018 • 41 min
A Brexit deal triggers a political crisis in Britan, trade wars loom large as the APEC Summit gets underway, and an Ebola outbreak in Congo threatens to spread. Ted Alden sits in for Bob McMahon.
Two Meaningful Anniversaries Are Marked, and the East Asia Summit Takes Place in Singapore
Nov 8, 2018 • 36 min
The 13th East Asia Summit takes place in Singapore, the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I is commemorated, and the 29-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is marked.