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March 4, 2021

China Convenes Annual People’s Congress, Pope Francis Travels to Iraq, and More

China’s national legislature and its top political advisory body meet in tandem, Pope Francis travels to Iraq as the country deals with COVID-19 and security concerns, and International Women’s Day i…

Podcast Deputies wearing face masks attend the second plenary meeting of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People on May 25, 2020 in Beijing, China.

August 25, 2020

Transnational Crime
Treasures Looted in War

Works of art and cultural heritage sites are common casualties in war. In many cases, the sale of plundered treasures has helped finance ongoing conflict. In this episode, two experts examine the his…

Podcast The face of a broken sculpture on the ground

March 7, 2019

United Kingdom
Brexit Day Suspense, Iran-Iraq Trade Talks, and More

The British Parliament is set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised Brexit deal ahead of a looming deadline, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits Baghdad for the first time in his te…

Podcast Anti-Brexit protesters shout outside Downing Street in London.

May 24, 2017

Donald Trump
Afghanistan, Fifteen and a Half Years Later

Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on Afghanistan…

Podcast U.S. secretary of defense James Mattis is greeted by Presidential Palace staff in Kabul, Afghanistan as he prepares to meet Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in April 2017.

April 9, 2015

The World Next Week: April 9, 2015

The Prime Minister of Iraq visits the White House; the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses the Iran nuclear deal; and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund hold meetings.


August 14, 2014

The World Next Week: August 14, 2014

The U.S. evaluates response in Iraq; the UN debates the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan; and a Russian humanitarian convoy approaches Ukraine.


June 19, 2014

The World Next Week: June 19, 2014

A crisis in Iraq unfolds as the U.S. considers options; the European Council meets in Brussels; and the United Nations Security Council debates Syria.


April 24, 2014

The World Next Week: April 24, 2014

Iraq holds parliamentary elections; South Africa marks the twentieth anniversary of the end of apartheid; and the EU observes the tenth anniversary of its largest expansion.


January 9, 2014

The World Next Week: January 9, 2014

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Iraq deals with a renewed al-Qaeda threat; Egypt holds a constitutional referendum; and Thailand braces for a new round of pre-election prot…


October 24, 2013

The World Next Week: October 24, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Georgia holds presidential elections; a report on Syria's chemical weapons is due; Iraq's prime minister Al-Maliki visits Washington; and ba…