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).
||CleanApril 19, 2018||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.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 12, 2018||President Trump discusses North Korea strategy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the Summit of the Americas kicks off in Peru.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 5, 2018||Hungarians vote in presidential elections, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress regarding data privacy concerns.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 22, 2018||The Trump administration imposes new tariffs on Chinese trade, and the U.N. Security Council searches for a resolution to the crisis in Syria.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 15, 2018||Susan Glasser, Chief International Affairs Correspondent at POLITICO, discusses upcoming Russian elections and the rise of targeted disinformation campaigns.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 8, 2018||The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) convenes in Paris, and conditions in Syria continue to deteriorate.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 1, 2018||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.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 22, 2018||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.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 15, 2018||World leaders convene for the annual Munich Security Conference, the Winter Olympics continue with all eyes on the Korean peninsula, and South Africa undergoes a controversial transition of presidential power.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 8, 2018||The 2018 Winter Olympics begin in South Korea amid heavy geopolitical overtones.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 1, 2018||Rex Tillerson visits South America, Congress debates releasing the Nunes memo, and the surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris terror attacks goes on trial in Belgium.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 25, 2018||Russia, Iran, and Turkey meet to discuss Syria, President Donald J. Trump makes two major addresses, and trade negotiations resume between European and Latin American blocs.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 18, 2018||The Trump administration marks its first full year in office, the African Union Summit convenes in Ethiopia, and a sixth round of NAFTA talks continues in Canada.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 11, 2018||The Trump administration is due to make major trade decisions and human rights come under a spotlight with two new reports.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 4, 2018||Mass anti-government protests roil Iran, North and South Korea prepare for possible peace talks, and presidential elections take place in the Czech Republic.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Watch in 2018||CFR’s Laura Taylor-Kale and Rachel Vogelstein join James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to preview the coming year. On this episode: women’s political participation and economic empowerment, advances in artificial intelligence, the weaponization of||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDecember 7, 2017||Russian president Vladimir Putin holds an annual press conference and French president Emmanuel Macron hosts a global climate summit in Paris.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 30, 2017||Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Greece, the IOC decides on Russia's eligibility to participate in the next Olympic games, and Congress approaches the deadline for a spending bill.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 16, 2017||NAFTA negotiations resume in Mexico City, the European Union sets a deadline on Brexit details, and Saudi Arabia calls for an emergency Arab League meeting.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 9, 2017||President Donald J. Trump's long trip to Asia concludes.||11/9/2017||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.