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September 22, 2022

Italy
Italy’s Pivotal Election, Putin’s Referendums, U.S.-Pacific Island Summit, and More

Italians vote in a snap general election with an expected populist surge; occupied territories in Ukraine stage referendums on whether or not to join Russia; and the Joe Biden administration holds a …

Podcast Protest against fascism in Rome

September 15, 2022

United Nations General Assembly
UNGA77, NATO Military Chiefs Convene, U.S. Inflation, and More

World leaders gather for the seventy-seventh session of the UN General Assembly; NATO’s senior military authority meets in Estonia to discuss the war in Ukraine; and the U.S. Federal Reserve plans an…

Podcast The seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly opens at the UN headquarters on September 13, 2022, in New York City. Liao Pan/China News Service/Getty Images

September 8, 2022

Mexico
Secretary Blinken Visits Mexico, Sweden’s Election, Big Power Summitry in Uzbekistan, and More

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Mexico with an economics-focused agenda; Swedes head to the polls for a general election that’s expected to be a close race between the ruling left-wing …

Podcast Participants listen to China's President Xi Jinping, who delivers a speech via a video link during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Didor Sadulloev

August 11, 2022

United States
TWNW Special: What to Read and Listen to This Summer (Rebroadcast)

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Heather A. Conley, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they reco…

Podcast A woman reads at the Jakarta's Public Library in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 27, 2021.

August 9, 2022

China
America’s Great Power Opportunity, With Ali Wyne

James M. Lindsay sits down with Ali Wyne, senior analyst of Global Macro-Geopolitics at Eurasia Group, to discuss great power competition and the growing rivalry between the United States and China, …

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China February 4, 2022.

July 26, 2022

Islamic State
The War Against ISIS, With Michael Gordon

James M. Lindsay sits down with Michael R. Gordon, national security correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, to discuss the U.S. war against ISIS.   

Podcast Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) run across a street in Raqqa, Syria, July 3, 2017.

June 9, 2022

United States
TWNW Special: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Heather A. Conley, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they reco…

Podcast A woman reads at the Jakarta's Public Library in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 27, 2021.

May 19, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Japan and South Korea, the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, and Australians vote in a general election.

Podcast US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport May 6, 2021, in Kenner, Louisiana.

May 13, 2022

Religion
The Power of the Pope

For the past two thousand years, the pope has been a major player in global affairs. He is frequently called upon to act as a peace broker, a mediator, an advocate, and an influencer; and with over 1…

Podcast The pope looks out at a large crowd at Vatican City

May 5, 2022

Elections and Voting
Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.

Podcast Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lipa, Batangas province, Philippines, April 20, 2022.