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 Two Koreas Hold a Summit, and a Look Back at the Lehman Collapse||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.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErdogan, Rouhani and Putin Talk Syria and Populism Looms in Swedish Elections||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.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfghan Peace Talks Take Shape, African Leaders In The Spotlight||Moscow moves to host Afghanistan peace talks, and politics in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo reach a pivotal point.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Tariffs Hit Chinese Imports, Putin and Merkel Meet in Berlin||The trade war between the United States and China intensifies, and Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel meet in Germany.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiplomatic Crisis Deepens Between Saudi Arabia and Canada, and Pakistan Swears In New Prime Minister||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.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrexit Deliberations Continue and New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Take Effect||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.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZimbabwe Holds First Presidential Election Without Mugabe and NASA Celebrates 60 Years||Presidential elections are held in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia’s prime minister visits the United States, and NASA marks its 60th anniversary.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Faces Backlash Over Putin Meeting and Latin America Trade Summitry Begins||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.||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Meets With Putin and Trade Talks Commence Between EU and China||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.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSUMMER READING SPECIAL: The World From the Beach With Carlos Lozada||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,||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Backtracks on Family Separation and Crucial Presidential Election Held in Turkey||Contentious OPEC meetings continue in Vienna, nationwide elections take place in Turkey, and outrage grows over the Trump administration’s family-separation policy.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S. Moves Forward with China Tariffs and the UN Scrambles to Avert Deeper Crisis in Yemen||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.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrade Disputes Overshadow the G7 Summit and Trump Meets Kim Jong-Un||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.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S.-North Korea Summit Still Tentative, Political Crisis Deepens in Italy||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.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump-Kim Talks Canceled, Presidential Elections in Colombia, and More||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.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenezuela Holds Election and U.S. North Korea Summit in Peril||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||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Pulls Out of Iran Deal and New American Embassy Opens in Jerusalem||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.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay 3, 2018||The U.S., Canada, and Mexico try to reach a deal on NAFTA, and Vladimir Putin’s fourth presidential inauguration takes place.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 26, 2018||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.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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.