Podcasts

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 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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The World Next Week: July 11, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Egypt faces turmoil during transition; the UN Security Council meets to discuss African conflicts and the protection of journalists worldwide; and North and South Korea resume Kaesong talks.

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The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special

Author: James M. Lindsay

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay start off the summer with a list of books that they will be reading in the weeks ahead. Listen in for recommendations from their reading lists, as well as reviews on books recently published by fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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The World Next Week: June 20, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: President Obama visits Africa; the U.S. expands sanctions on Iran; NATO's Secretary General goes to Georgia; and the U.N. reports on its Millennium Development Goals.

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The World Next Week: June 6, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S. president Barack Obama hosts Chinese president Xi Jinping in California and Peru's president Ollanta Humala in Washington; and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the House budget committee.

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The World Next Week: May 30, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The Senate takes on the immigration reform bill; Cuba opens limited Internet access to the public; and the Asia Security Summit takes place in Singapore.

The World Next Week: May 23, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Nawaz Sharif to be sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister; Vice President Joe Biden visits Brazil, Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago; And Memorial Day is observed in the US.

The World Next Week: May 16, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The US debt ceiling suspension expires; the African Union summit takes place in Addis Ababa; and East Timor celebrates its 11th anniversary of independence.

The World Next Week: May 9, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Turkey's Prime Minister visits the White House; Israel celebrates National Day while Palestinians mark al-Nakba; The Arctic Council meets in Sweden; and the Cannes film festival kicks off in France.

The World Next Week: May 2, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: South Korean President Park visits the United States; Pakistan holds its general election; and French president Francois Hollande and Russian president Vladimir Putin mark one-year anniversaries in office.

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The World Next Week: April 18, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Investigations into the Boston Marathon explosions continue; King Abdullah II of Jordan visits the United States; and the ASEAN summit takes place in Brunei.

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The World Next Week: April 4, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits South Korea, Japan and China; President Obama submits a budget to Congress; and the re-trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak begins in Cairo.

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