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CFR offers the weekly podcast The World Next Week, in which CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Senior Vice President and Director of Studies James M. Lindsay give a preview of international developments to watch in the week ahead.

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The World Next Year: 2014

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay preview major world events in the coming year: U.S. fiscal problems drag on; Iranian nuclear talks remain a global priority; a year of pivotal elections and domestic discontent; a new world of energy emerges; disputes in the East China Sea continue to raise tensions; and the race for the Arctic intensifies.

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The World Next Week: December 5, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: UN inspectors visit a heavy-water plant in Iran; Ukraine faces ongoing protests and potential political crisis; and U.S. vice president Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Asia.

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The World Next Week: October 31, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Talks over Iran's nuclear program resume in Geneva; the U.S. Senate discusses the impact of sequestration on defense; and India hosts the World Chess Championship.

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The World Next Week: October 24, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Georgia holds presidential elections; a report on Syria's chemical weapons is due; Iraq's prime minister Al-Maliki visits Washington; and baseball's World Series plays out.

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The World Next Week: October 17, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Budget and debt ceiling concerns in Washington end for now; Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh visits Beijing; and Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif travels to the United States.

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The World Next Week: October 10, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The United States Congress considers a short term debt limit increase; African leaders meet to discuss the International Criminal Court; world powers meet in Geneva to discuss Iran's nuclear program; and Saudi Arabia prepares for the Hajj amidst the virus concerns.

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The World Next Week: September 26, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The threat of a U.S. government shutdown looms over Congress; Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House; and the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu is marked.

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The World Next Week: September 12, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Diplomacy intensifies over chemical weapons in Syria; the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Accords is observed; and economies take stock five years after the Lehman Brothers collapse.

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The World Next Week: August 22, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Trade officials debate the Trans-Pacific Partnership; Afghan president Hamid Karzai visits Pakistan; the UN Security Council reviews several missions; and the U.S. Open tennis tournament begins.

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The World Next Week: August 8, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S. diplomatic missions are set to reopen throughout the Middle East and Africa; U.S. and African officials discuss extending trade ties; and Mali holds a runoff presidential election.

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The World Next Week: August 1, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Iranian president-elect Hassan Rowhani is sworn into office; President Obama marks six months into his second term; and Japan sends the first robotic astronaut into space.

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