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: October 13, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Iran faces pressure over an alleged plot to kill a Saudi Envoy; Republican candidates convene for another debate; and elections are held for five non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council.

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The World Next Week: October 6, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: G20 finance ministers meet in Paris amid an ongoing Eurozone crisis; Republican presidential hopefuls convene for another debate; and opening statements are heard in the "underwear bomber" trial.

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The World Next Week: September 29, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: the UN Human Rights Council debates Syria; Afghanistan marks a decade since the U.S.-led invasion; the 30th anniversary of Egyptian President Sadat's assassination is marked.

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The World Next Week: September 22, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Palestinians pursue UN statehood recognition; The U.S. tries to mitigate Mideast tensions; and the UN Security Council debates Afghanistan as the country mourns assassinated former Persident Rabbani.

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The World Next Week: September 15, 2011

 

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: the 66th UN General Assembly kicks off with a focus on a Palestinian push for statehood and non-communicable diseases; and the IMF-World Bank annual meeting is held in Washington.

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The World Next Week: September 8, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is marked; the bipartisan super committee on deficit reduction begins work in Washington; Libyan rebel forces aim to close in on remaining Qaddafi loyalists; and national elections are held in Guatemala.

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The World Next Week: September 1, 2011

Author: Robert McMahon

CFR's Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program Stewart Patrick and CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: President Obama lays out an economic agenda as Congress returns from recess; international talks on Libya's transition are held in Paris; and the Assad regime in Syria faces increased sanctions.

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The World Next Week: August 24, 2011

CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay and CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: the United Nations discusses operations in Libya; Republican presidential candidates react to the news from Tripoli; Japan’s governing party picks a new prime minister.

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The World Next Week: August 17, 2011

CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program Stewart Patrick preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: The famine in the horn of Africa continues to unfold; Rebel gains in Libya may accelerate talk of an end to the conflict; and the UN Security Council debates its peacekeeping operations.

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The World Next Week: August 11, 2011

CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay and Director of the International Institutions and CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Iowa Republicans cast their ballots in the Ames Straw poll; Vice President Joe Biden visits Asia; The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resumes in Cairo; Germany marks the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall.

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The World Next Week: August 4, 2011

CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program Stewart Patrick preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: The United States is expected to run out of money to pay its bills unless an agreement is reached on raising the debt ceiling; Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stands trial in Cairo; and senior U.S. and North Korean diplomats hold 'explanatory' talks

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The World Next Week: July 28, 2011

CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program Stewart Patrick preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: The United States is expected to run out of money to pay its bills unless an agreement is reached on raising the debt ceiling; Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stands trial in Cairo; and senior U.S. and North Korean diplomats hold 'explanatory' talks

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The World Next Week: July 21, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: the debt-ceiling standoff continues in Washington; U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Indonesia, Hong Kong, and China; Peru's President-elect Ollanta Humala is sworn in; and the UN Security Council debates Sudan and Libya.

The World Next Week: July 14, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: debt talks continue in Washington as default deadline looms; Secretary Clinton visits India; NATO forces hand Helmand's capital over to Afghan forces; and the UN Security Council debates the impact of Climate Change.

The World Next Week: July 7, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: South Sudan declares independence; the Syrian Government convenes a national dialogue; Republic Day is marked in Iraq; and the Royal newlyweds visit the United States.

The World Next Week: June 30, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Thailand holds general elections; Venezuela celebrates 200 years of independence; and Space Shuttle Atlantis launches into orbit for the final time.

The World Next Week: June 23, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S. troops begin to withdraw from Afghanistan; a changing of the guard among U.S. defense officials gets underway; and the Greek parliament votes on austerity measures.

The World Next Week: June 16, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The operation in Libya passes the 90-day mark; the Republican presidential race widens; and EU leaders gather in Brussels.

The World Next Week: June 10, 2011

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Parliamentary elections are held in Turkey; Belgium goes a full year without a government; Russia and China hope to seal a gas deal; and Republican presidential candidates debate in New Hampshire.