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July 4, 2024

United States
TWNW Special: What to Read This Summer 2024

This special episode of The World Next Week features a summerlong feast of reading, watching, and listening treats. Deborah Amos, the Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence at Princeton Universi…

Podcast A set of books recommended for The World Next Week's summer reading special episode.

May 10, 2024

Media
Publishing in a Polarized World

In a wide-ranging conversation, Foreign Affairs Editor Dan Kurtz-Phelan joins Why It Matters to discuss nonpartisan publishing in a polarized political climate, the state of press freedom around the …

Podcast Journalist holding press pass.

April 2, 2024

Economics
Local Leaders in the Global Economy

Many Americans are losing faith in the benefits of internationalism. But whether it’s wars in the Gaza Strip and Ukraine, worsening extreme weather as a result of climate change, or the trade-offs of…

Podcast California Governor Newsom and Australian Ambassador Rudd meet to sign climate pact.

January 11, 2024

Taiwan
Taiwan’s Pivotal Elections, Apple Battles Regulations, Davos Addresses World Risks, and More

Taiwan holds its presidential and legislative elections, which have major geopolitical consequences for both the United States and China; tech giant Apple deals with patent infringement allegations w…

Podcast Supporters of Hou Yu-ih, a candidate for Taiwan's presidency from the main opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) wave Taiwanese flags at a campaign event in New Taipei City, Taiwan on January 3, 2024.

December 20, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The Year of AI and Elections

Billions of people will take to the polls next year, marking the world’s largest-ever electoral field. But this historic scale is not the only thing that will make 2024 unique. As new threats like de…

Podcast People from around the world casting ballots in elections. This image includes content generated by artificial intelligence.

November 30, 2023

Climate Change
COP28 in Dubai, Russia Crackdown on Journalists, China Illness Spike, and More

The United Arab Emirates, a major oil and gas producer, hosts the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), where hundreds of world leaders meet to discuss limiting global warming and helping states…

Podcast  A person walks past a "#COP28" sign in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 1, 2023.

November 8, 2023

Trade
A Turning Point for Global Trade

International trade has shaped the world for much of the past century. Countries benefited from the global flow of goods, and the world became richer and safer. At the same time, many Americans lost …

Podcast Factory worker making textiles on a large industrial machine.

September 27, 2023

Climate Change
Could Climate Change Break Home Insurance?

For decades, U.S. homeowners have counted on property insurance to protect them from catastrophic loss if their homes are destroyed—and the U.S. economy has rested on the functionality of that model…

Podcast Aftermath of a home struck by a climate disaster.

September 14, 2023

Iran
Anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s Death, UN Summits On Climate and Development, Russia Recruits Cubans, and More

One year after the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran’s morality police prompted widespread domestic protests, the Islamic Republic appears to have rebounded while keeping a prominent intern…

Podcast Iranian singer Gissoo Shakeri tears pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Iranian community members and supporters of the National Council of Iran take part in a protest in solidarity with Iranian people, in Paris, France on February 12, 2023.