The World Next Week: September 1, 2011

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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  • Stewart M. Patrick
    James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
  • Robert McMahon
    Managing Editor

Show Notes

 

CFR's Senior Fellow and Director of 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.

 

 

Theme music by Miguel Herrero under Creative Commons License

Ukraine

Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russian forces stalls as the future of U.S. aid remains uncertain; Argentina gears up for its presidential election runoff while inflation rates soar; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrives in Berlin to address refugee flows and the Israel–Hamas war with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz; and David Cameron returns to the United Kingdom government as foreign secretary.

Indo-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit begins in San Francisco with U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping set to meet on the sidelines; French President Emmanuel Macron hosts a humanitarian conference to discuss new aid options for civilians in the Gaza Strip; the Arab League holds an emergency summit in Riyadh at the request of the Palestinian Authority and Saudi Arabia; and the United States and China discuss nuclear arms control.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israel’s ground operations in the Gaza Strip intensify as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Israeli leaders amid calls for a pause in fighting; U.S. President Biden hosts the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Summit to discuss regional economic growth and the migration crisis; Congress considers aid to Israel and Ukraine as a government shutdown approaches; and conflict displaces 6.9 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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