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August 1, 2019

Asia
The ASEAN Summit, Congress’s August Recess, and More

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the ASEAN summit, Congress begins its August recess, and Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca for the hajj.

Podcast Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a news conference.

August 15, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWNW Presents: Back-to-School Reading Special

In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by CFR senior fellow Carla Anne Robbins to discuss their most recently beloved books, the books they’re …

Podcast Afghan boys reading inside a mobile library bus in Kabul, Afghanistan.

August 14, 2019

India
Turmoil in Kashmir, With Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay India’s recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy.

Podcast A woman sits in the doorway of her home in Pulwama.

July 25, 2019

United States
The End of the INF Treaty, Turmoil in Northeast Asia, and More

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty nears its end, tensions escalate in Northeast Asia, and the Democratic Party holds its second presidential debate.

Podcast Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev sign the INF Treaty at the White House.

August 6, 2019

Iran
Iran’s Next Move, With Ray Takeyh

Ray Takeyh, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Podcast Iranian worshippers pray during Friday prayers in Tehran.

July 18, 2019

U.S. Congress
Debating the Debt Ceiling, Remembering the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, and More

Congress attempts to strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Cyprus observes the anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion, and the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing is commemorated.

Podcast The U.S. Capitol Building

July 11, 2019

Afghanistan
Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks, U.S.-Iran Escalation, and More

Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks gain momentum, and tensions between the United States and Iran escalate.

Podcast Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai embraces a man during the second day of the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in Doha.

July 30, 2019

Central America
Central American Migration, With Paul J. Angelo

Paul J. Angelo, fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the causes and repercussions of migration from the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and …

Podcast Migrants from Honduras en route to the United States.

July 24, 2019

United Kingdom
Brexit Under Boris Johnson, With Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent selection of Boris Johnson as British prime minister, the future of Brexit, and Johnson…

Podcast British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in central London.

June 27, 2019

Iran
U.S.-Iran Tensions, Osaka’s G20 Summit, and More

Tensions between Iran and the United States persist, Osaka holds this year’s Group of Twenty summit, and U.S. President Donald J. Trump travels to South Korea.

Podcast Two Iranian women walk past a mural in Tehran.