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).
||CleanThe World Next Week: U.S. Government Spending, Hungary's Referendum, a U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, and More||The new U.S. fiscal year begins, Hungary holds a referendum on migrant quotas, and U.S. vice presidential candidates debate.||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: Afghanistan's Political Deadline, a U.S. Presidential Debate, Driverless Cars Move Forward, and More||Afghanistan's power-sharing agreement expires, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate, and U.S. regulations on semi-autonomous and driverless vehicles move forward.||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: United Nations General Assembly||The world comes to New York for the United Nations General Assembly.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: 9/11||In this special edition, CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay, CFR.org Managing Editor Robert McMahon, and Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins examine the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: September 1, 2016||Congress returns from recess, China hosts the G20 summit, and ASEAN meets in Laos.||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: August 25, 2016||Syria's war escalates, the UN observes the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, and New York hosts the U.S. Open tennis championships.||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: August 18, 2016||U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden visits Turkey, Ukraine marks twenty five years as an independent nation, and the Rio Olympics come to an end.||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: August 4, 2016||Turkey's President Erdogan visits Russia, Thailand holds a constitutional referendum, and Japan marks the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: July 28, 2016||France and Germany tighten security, hackers meet in Las Vegas, and the Olympics begin.||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: July 20, 2016||Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention, Turkey takes stock after a failed coup, and the Olympics draw nearer.||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: July 14, 2016||The Republican National Convention takes place in Cleveland, the African Union wraps up a summit in Rwanda, and two years pass since the downing of Flight MH17.||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: July 7, 2016||The United Kingdom’s political crisis continues, an international court rules on China’s claim to the South China Sea, and Beijing hosts an EU-China summit.||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: June 30, 2016||The British government faces challenges resulting from the Brexit vote, Poland hosts a NATO summit, and Juno peers through Jupiter.||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: Brexit||In this special edition, CFR’s Director of Studies Jim Lindsay, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow Robert Kahn, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow Sebastian Mallaby examine the implications of the Brexit vote.||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: June 23, 2016||China hosts the first annual Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank meeting, the North American Leaders’ Summit begins in Canada, and India seeks a larger role in global nuclear governance.||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: Summer Reading Special||In this special edition, CFR.org Managing Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Elizabeth Saunders start off the summer with a list of books that they will be reading in the weeks ahead. Lis||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: June 9, 2016||The Organization of American States meets on the Venezuela crisis, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel visits China, and the race for Raqqa in Syria intensifies.||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: June 2, 2016||The last major contest for the U.S. presidential nominations are held, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the U.S. Congress, and Switzerland votes on a basic universal income.||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: May 26, 2016||The U.S. Transportation Security Administration braces for a summer of challenges and a new leader takes control of the Afghan Taliban.||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: May 19, 2016||Austria holds the second round of presidential elections, Istanbul hosts the World Humanitarian Summit, and U.S. President Barack Obama travels to Vietnam.||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: May 12, 2016||The new president of Taiwan is inaugurated, the Sykes-Picot Agreement centennial is marked, and the UN Security Council takes on a mission to Somalia.||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: May 5, 2016||Presidential elections are held in the Philippines, British Prime Minister David Cameron hosts an anti-corruption summit, and the World Economic Forum on Africa is held.||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: April 28, 2016||Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Russia, Spain faces a deadline to form a government, and the fifth anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death passes.||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: April 21, 2016||Presidential candidates in the Philippines hold a final debate, the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is observed, and Ireland marks the centennial of the Easter Rising.||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: April 14, 2016||The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on an immigration case, President Barack Obama travels to Saudi Arabia and Europe, and the UN holds a special session on the global drug problem.||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: April 7, 2016||The IMF spring meeting takes place, the fallout continues over the release of the Panama papers, and marathons are held at the North Pole and in North Korea.||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: March 31, 2016||Pakistan takes stock after a deadly bombing on Easter weekend, NATO turns 67 years old, and a new season of Major League Baseball begins.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: March 24, 2016||Security concerns in Europe are heightened after Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, the UN and EU hold a briefing on cooperation, and the Arab League summit in Marrakech is called off.||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: March 17, 2016||President Barack Obama travels to Cuba and Argentina, and Colombia’s peace deal reaches a deadline.||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World Next Week: March 10, 2016||The EU holds its summit on migrants, U.S. states hold more presidential primaries, and Syria marks five years of civil war.||3/10/2016||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.