The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special 2017

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy Gayle Lemmon start off the summer with a list of books that they will be reading in the weeks ahead. Listen in for recommendations from their reading lists.

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Hosts
  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
  • Robert McMahon
    Managing Editor
  • Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Show Notes

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy Gayle Lemmon start off the summer with a list of books that they will be reading in the weeks ahead. Listen in for recommendations from their reading lists.

Gayle's Picks: 

The Federalist Papers

The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return, by Mihir Desai

Code Girls, by Liza Mundy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy

I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad, by Souad Mekhennet

"Halt and Catch Fire" on AMC

"Berlin Station" on EPIX

Robert's Picks:

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones

Redeployment, by Phil Klay

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann

"All Things Considered," produced by BBC Wales

Jim's Picks:

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department, by Dean Acheson

Profiles in Courage, by John F. Kennedy and Ted Sorenson

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, by Mark Bowden

"Dunkirk," dir. Christopher Nolan (U.S. release date: July 21, 2017)

 

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.   

United States

This special episode of The World Next Week features a summerlong feast of reading, watching, and listening treats. Deborah Amos, the Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence at Princeton University and a former international correspondent for National Public Radio, joins CFR’s TWNW hosts Robert McMahon and Carla Anne Robbins to discuss good reads they recommend, books they are looking forward to reading, and other entertainment they are enjoying this summer.

Top Stories on CFR

 

Venezuela

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