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).
United Nations General Assembly Special
Sep 20 • 42 min
A look at President Trump’s UN diplomacy, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the General Assembly, Syria’s war end game generates discussion, and the UN tries to make progress on a global migrant compact.
The Two Koreas Hold a Summit, and a Look Back at the Lehman Collapse
Sep 13 • 38 min
The two Koreas hold a summit in Pyongyang, ten years pass since the epic Lehman Brothers collapse, and Hurricane Florence threatens massive damage in the southeastern United States.
Erdogan, Rouhani and Putin Talk Syria and Populism Looms in Swedish Elections
Sep 6 • 39 min
Turkish, Russian and Iranian leaders meet over the war in Syria, Sweden eyes populism amid new general elections, and President Trump’s tariffs could hit $200 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese imports.
Afghan Peace Talks Take Shape, African Leaders In The Spotlight
Aug 23 • 29 min
Moscow moves to host Afghanistan peace talks, and politics in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo reach a pivotal point.
New Tariffs Hit Chinese Imports, Putin and Merkel Meet in Berlin
Aug 15 • 31 min
The trade war between the United States and China intensifies, and Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel meet in Germany.
Diplomatic Crisis Deepens Between Saudi Arabia and Canada, and Pakistan Swears In New Prime Minister
Aug 8 • 40 min
A war of words between Saudi Arabia and Canada escalates into a diplomatic crisis, Pakistan swears in a new prime minister, and a global heat wave sparks emergencies around the world.
Brexit Deliberations Continue and New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Take Effect
Aug 1 • 40 min
Brexit negotiations continue between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron, new U.S. sanctions on Iran take effect, and Japan commemorates the seventy-third anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Zimbabwe Holds First Presidential Election Without Mugabe and NASA Celebrates 60 Years
Jul 25 • 41 min
Presidential elections are held in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia’s prime minister visits the United States, and NASA marks its 60th anniversary.
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.