Hosts: Robert McMahon, Deputy Editor, CFR.org
Lane Greene, International Correspondent, The Economist
July 31, 2008
CFR.org Deputy Editor Robert McMahon and The Economist International Correspondent Lane Greene preview major world events in the week ahead.
In this week's podcast: reverberations from Turkey's High Court decision not to ban the ruling party; Condoleezza Rice will host Israeli and Palestinian peace talks in Washington; and the opening of the Olympics in Beijing will be a pageant of politics as well as sport.
The World Next Week is a coproduction of CFR.org and The Economist.
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