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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Hosts
  • 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

China

The UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) takes place in Montreal, Canada; the European Union and Group of Seven (G7) plan to implement price caps and partial embargos on Russian oil to respond to the war in Ukraine; and the Chinese Community Party reacts to nationwide protests over its zero-COVID policy.

Climate Change

The UN Human Rights Council meets for a special session on the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters; the COP27 conference draws to a close amid calls from developing countries to increase funding for climate damages; and the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in Doha, Qatar, even as controversy lingers.

G20 (Group of Twenty)

The United States takes stock of the midterm election results; geopolitical tensions loom over the Group of Twenty summit in Bali, Indonesia; and conversation swirls around possible diplomacy between Russia and Ukraine.

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