The World Next Week
By Council on Foreign Relations
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A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
||The World Next Week: November 19, 2015||Europe, the Middle East and the United States grapple with the aftermath of terrorist attacks in France.||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: November 12, 2015||Turkey hosts the G20 summit, tensions mount in Burundi and APEC leaders meet in Manila.||11/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: November 5, 2015||The presidents of China and Taiwan hold a meeting, Myanmar holds elections and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama.||11/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: October 29, 2015||NATO’s eastern members hold a summit in Bucharest, Turkey holds a snap election, and the New York Marathon takes place.||10/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: October 22, 2015||Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits the White House; Argentina holds general elections and Guatemala holds a presidential run-off election.||10/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: October 15, 2015||Canada holds general elections, Hillary Clinton testifies before a Congressional committee on Benghazi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visits the White House.||10/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: October 8, 2015||A report on Flight MH17 is released, South Korean President Park Geun-hye meets with President Obama, and a U.S. presidential debate is held.||10/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: October 1, 2015||The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee reviews Afghanistan, Trans-Pacific Partnership talks wrap up in Atlanta, and Germany marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of its reunification.||10/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: September 24, 2015||The UN holds a special meeting on migration and refugees; Hong Kong marks one year since pro-democracy protests began and the new U.S. fiscal year begins.||9/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: Special Edition: UN General Assembly||This special edition of The World Next Week previews the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly.||9/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: September 10, 2015||U.S. Congress debates the Iran deal; the EU holds an emergency summit on the migrant crisis and the U.S. Federal Reserve meets to discuss interest rates.||9/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: August 27, 2015||The global financial system takes stock after upheaval; the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is marked and Beijing hosts a parade marking the end of World War II.||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: August 20, 2015||NATO Secretary General visits Georgia; Turkey reaches a deadline to form a government and the UN Security Council hears a report on chemical weapons in Syria.||8/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: August 13, 2015||Brazil braces for anti-government protests; Greece reaches a payment deadline and Russia and China hold military exercises.||8/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: August 6, 2015||U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Cuba; Vietnam’s prime minister visits Malaysia and Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb blasts.||8/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: July 30, 2015||US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Gulf leaders; the first Republican presidential debate is held and the 25th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait is marked.||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: July 23, 2015||The anniversary of the Korean War Armistice is observed; the US Congress moves forward with a highway bill and a verdict is expected in the trial of journalists in Egypt.||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: July 16, 2015||Iran and world powers move forward with a nuclear deal; Greece reaches a payment deadline to the European Central Bank and U.S. President Barack Obama travels to East Africa.||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: July 9, 2015||Bosnia marks twenty years since the Srebrenica massacre and Ethiopia hosts the UN Financing for Development Conference.||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: July 2, 2015||U.S. lawmakers push to revive the Export-Import Bank; Greece holds a referendum over bailout terms; and the UK marks 10 years since the July 7 terrorist attacks.||7/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: June 25, 2015||Iran and the P5+1 reach a deadline for nuclear talks; Greece hits a payment deadline to the IMF and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff meets with President Barack Obama.||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special||In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Senior Fellow for Defense Policy Janine Davidson share their summer reading lists. Listen in for book recommendations.||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: June 11, 2015||South Korea deals with a MERS virus outbreak; NATO holds military exercises in Poland and Pope Francis releases an encyclical on the environment.||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: May 28, 2015||Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria's next president; Philippine President Benigno Aquino visits Japan and more candidates announce their intentions to run for U.S. president.||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: May 21, 2015||The UN Security Council discusses sanctions against North Korea, Ireland holds a referendum on same-sex marriages and a reporter detained in Iran goes on trial.||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: May 14, 2015||The UN World Health Assembly meets in Geneva; the UN Security Council debates Yemen; and Prince Charles visits Ireland.||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: May 7, 2015||President Obama hosts leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council; the Washington International Trade Association discusses the Transpacific Partnership negotiations; and V-E Day is observed.||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: April 30, 2015||The U.S. Senate may vote on legislation to review the Iran nuclear deal; Nepal recovers from its earthquake; and the UK holds general elections.||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: April 23, 2015||The UN Security Council receives a chemical weapons report on Syria; Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tours the United States and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visits India.||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The World Next Week: April 16, 2015||Greece faces a new debt deadline; Apple releases its take on the smart watch; and the centennial of the Armenian genocide is observed.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Best weekly news podcast anywhere
I get all my news via podcast these days, and this one really stand out. The choice of events to cover is interesting, the analysis is intelligent and informative, and the predictive format is rather unique and works well. It's the one podcast where I find myself hitting "refresh" over and over to see if this week's episode is available yet.
Sounds Engineering Needs Work
The content of this podcast is fine, but it has an audio problem. They recently starting having one speaker's voice only come through the left speaker, and the other person's voice through the right speaker, rather than using mono for both. The result is quite disconcerting.
good content, frustrating presentation
I enjoy the content. Especially in America, it is difficult to get a global perspective. My difficulty is that they put the two commentators into completely different sound stages. That is, one commentator is only in the left speaker and one is only in the right.
This makes it very difficult to understand the presenters if you are in a noisy environment or if you have any difficulty hearing in one of your ears.
This ping pong effect is very distracting.