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November 8, 2018

Russia
Two Meaningful Anniversaries Are Marked, and the East Asia Summit Takes Place in Singapore

The 13th East Asia Summit takes place in Singapore, the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I is commemorated, and the 29-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is marked. 

Podcast Tombstones outside the WWI memorial, as France prepares to mark the centennial commemoration of the First World War Armistice Day, near Verdun, France, November 7, 2018.

February 27, 2017

Politics and Government
How to Use Red Teams and Be a Red Teamer: A Conversation with Mark Mateski

I sat down again with Mark Mateski, an expert in red teaming and one of the most insightful people I learned from while writing my book, Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy. In 1997, …

Podcast Red Team vs. Blue Team

December 13, 2018

France
Protesters Return to the Streets in Paris, and Afghan Peace Talks Resume

The world marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, Yellow Vests protesters take to the streets of Paris for the fifth weekend in a row, and Pakistan’s foreign minister visits Afghani…

Podcast A Yellow Vests protester throws a tear gas canister in Nantes, France.

July 26, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabwe Holds First Presidential Election Without Mugabe and NASA Celebrates 60 Years

Presidential elections are held in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia’s prime minister visits the United States, and NASA marks its 60th anniversary.

Podcast Supporters President Emmerson Mnangagwa at election rally in Zimbabwe

June 14, 2018

China
U.S. Moves Forward with China Tariffs and the UN Scrambles to Avert Deeper Crisis in Yemen

The White House moves forward with tariffs on Chinese imports, the UN Security Council meets to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and World Refugee Day is marked around the world.

Podcast Child at site of air strike in Saada, Yemen

April 5, 2018

Hungary
April 5, 2018

Hungarians vote in presidential elections, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress regarding data privacy concerns.  

Podcast 20180405_TWNW

April 30, 2018

China
Podcast: A New Era Dawns in Xi Jinping’s China

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s era of opening up and reform has drawn to an end, and a new era—one marked by the consolidation of power under Xi himself—has dawned. In his new book, End of an Er…

Podcast hinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018.

January 18, 2018

Donald Trump
January 18, 2018

The Trump administration marks its first full year in office, the African Union Summit convenes in Ethiopia, and a sixth round of NAFTA talks continues in Canada.

Podcast President Trump in Oval Office

September 7, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: September 7, 2017

The UN Security Council debates new sanctions against North Korea, the United States marks sixteen years since the September 11 terror attacks, and Hurricane Irma heads for the U.S. mainland.

Podcast 20170907_TWNW

July 13, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: July 13, 2017

U.S. President Donald J. Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkey marks one year since a failed coup attempt, and Venezuela's opposition holds a plebiscite.

Podcast Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters