The World Next Week: January 12, 2012

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: U.S., Japan, and S. Korea foreign ministers discuss North Korea; Elections are held in Taiwan; The anniversary of Ben Ali's ouster is marked in Tunisia; And yet another GOP debate is held.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
  • Robert McMahon
    Managing Editor

Show Notes

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

In this week's podcast: U.S., Japan, and S. Korea foreign ministers discuss North Korea; Elections are held in Taiwan; The anniversary of Ben Ali's ouster is marked in Tunisia; And yet another GOP debate is held.

Theme music by Miguel Herrero under Creative Commons License

Israel

The world reacts to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the selection of Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as former President Donald Trump’s running mate; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress; Cyprus marks fifty years since the Turkish invasion that left the country still split in two; and Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli begins his fourth term in office. 

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) wraps its seventy-fifth summit, pledging to keep Ukraine on an “irreversible” path to membership while concerns grow about the future of U.S. commitment; Japan hosts the tenth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting to counter China’s influence in the region; France struggles to form a government as party differences intensify; and President-Elect Masoud Pezeshkian raises hopes for possible change in Iran.   

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