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October 29, 2020

Election 2020
TWNW Special: America’s Pivotal Election

The U.S. presidential election pitting incumbent Donald J. Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden is finally here. In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert M…

Podcast U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the third and final presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

June 25, 2020

Elections and Voting
Poland’s Rescheduled Election, One Year Since the Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting, and More

Poland holds its rescheduled presidential election, the world marks one year since U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un met at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and the seventy-f…

Podcast A handout photo provided by Dong-A Ilbo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the South and North Korea.

August 12, 2020

Education
Why We Need International Students

For decades, international students have enjoyed bipartisan support in the United States, with strong consensus that they fuel American innovation, job creation, and competitiveness. But in recent ye…

Podcast Students cheer during commencment ceremonies at Columbia University May 18, 2005 in New York City. This is the 251st class to graduate from Columbia.

April 16, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO)
Trump Halts WHO Funding, Earth Day’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and More

U.S. President Donald J. Trump announces a funding freeze and review of the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus pandemic, Earth Day is celebrated across the globe, and Cuba marks the forti…

Podcast A protestor holds a sign in support of science during the March For Science in Seattle, Washington.

July 15, 2020

Olympics
Hey, Remember the Olympics?

Hosting the Olympics is a monumental undertaking that often leaves behind rusted stadiums and financial losses. So why do nations compete to do it? This episode examines the political history of the …

Podcast People pose for pictures in front of the Olympic rings in the Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom.

February 20, 2020

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks, Trump’s India Trip, and More

The United States and the Taliban move closer to an agreement, U.S. President Donald J. Trump makes a state visit to India, and Iran holds parliamentary elections.

Podcast A man applies finishing touches to paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wall as part of a beautification along a route that Trump and Modi will be taking during Trump's upcoming visit, in Ahmedabad, India, February 17, 2020.

June 17, 2020

Demonstrations and Protests
The World Is Watching Us

The killing of George Floyd, the anti-racism protest movement that followed, and the Donald J. Trump administration’s response have shaken the United States and captivated the world. Why It Matters s…

Podcast Demonstrators protest killing of George Floyd Madrid Spain

January 30, 2020

United States
State of the Union Anticipation, Trump’s Mideast Plan, and More

U.S. President Donald J. Trump plans to deliver the annual State of the Union address, Israel considers sweeping annexations in the West Bank, and Brexit finally happens.

Podcast Palestine

April 30, 2020

Coronavirus
U.S. Supply Chain Challenges, Trump’s Transition Committee, and More

U.S. officials confront supply chain breakdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration begins the presidential transition process six months before Election Day, and World Press Free…

Podcast Workers pack pack hams at the Food Bank for New York City's main warehouse in the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point on June 7, 2017 in New York City.

January 16, 2020

U.S. Congress
Trump’s Impeachment Continues, China’s Mysterious Outbreak, and More

The impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump transitions from the House to the Senate, China attempts to suppress a pneumonia-like outbreak ahead of Lunar New Year, and the annual meeting of the…

Podcast Impeachment