The World Next Week
The World Next Week
Council on Foreign Relations
A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Israeli-Palestinian Tensions Escalate, Chileans Vote, and More
Israeli-Palestinian violence raises fears of a bigger conflict, Chile prepares for a historic election, and Washington looks to improve its cyber defenses after a major fuel pipeline was hacked.
May 13
31 min
U.S.-Canada Pipeline Dispute, Harris and AMLO Talk Migration, and More
A major fuel pipeline from Canada to the United States could be shut down, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) meet virtually to discuss migration concerns, and the European Union and India are expected to revive trade talks.
May 6
29 min
India’s COVID-19 Surge, Somalia’s Political Crisis, and More
India struggles with the world’s largest COVID-19 surge, Somalia’s president addresses Parliament after dropping a bid to extend his term, and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan gets underway ten years after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Apr 29
27 min
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Undergoes Review, Biden Addresses Congress, and More
A U.S. advisory panel considers whether to lift the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, U.S. President Joe Biden addresses Congress, and international films are judged for the ninety-third Academy Awards.
Apr 22
30 min
U.S. Drawdown in Afghanistan, Biden’s Earth Day Summit, and More
The United States sets in motion a complete military withdrawal from Afghanistan, dozens of world leaders are invited to a U.S.-led climate summit, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets with President Joe Biden at the White House.
Apr 15
34 min
U.S. Defense Chief Visits Israel, Iran Deal Talks Continue in Vienna, and More
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is slated to travel to Israel; talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal continue in Vienna, Austria; and Peru holds a general election.
Apr 8
28 min
Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Talk North Korea, the IMF and World Bank Hold Spring Meetings, and More
Top security officials from Japan and South Korea meet with the new U.S. national security advisor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank host their annual Spring Meetings virtually, and European Union officials convene with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Apr 1
31 min
Extreme Weather Worsens, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, and More
Extreme weather events ramp up in Australia and the United States; Myanmar’s military junta marks Armed Forces Day; and leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay convene for a virtual trade summit.
Mar 25
24 min
Another Israeli Election, U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis, and More
Israel holds its fourth election in two years, the United States faces a mounting migration crisis at its border with Mexico, and Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, meets with regional premiers.
Mar 18
28 min
Syria’s Somber Anniversary, ‘Quad’ Leaders Meet Virtually, and More
Syrians mark the tenth anniversary of the start of the civil war; leaders from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States convene virtually for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue; and the United Kingdom reviews its defense and foreign policy after Brexit.
Mar 11
29 min
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