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May 2, 2024

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
World Press Freedom Day 2024: Mounting Threats, Renewed Purpose

In this special episode to mark World Press Freedom Day, Jeffrey Gedmin, cofounder and editor-in-chief of American Purpose and former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, joins Robert McMaho…

Podcast Stock photo of a war journalist with digital camera in action.

March 21, 2024

Nuclear Energy
Senegal and Slovakia Elections, Pakistan and Afghan Taliban Clash, Nuclear Energy Gains Favor, and More

Senegal holds its postponed presidential election amid fears of democratic backsliding; Slovakia chooses a new president in voting that could bolster Prime Minister Robert Fico’s illiberal tilt; Paki…

Podcast Heads of state and senior officials pose for a family photo during the IAEA Nuclear Energy Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on March 21, 2024.

February 22, 2024

Grim Ukraine War Anniversary, WTO in Limbo, Blinken’s Lula and Milei Tour, and More

Ukraine marks the second anniversary of Russia’s large-scale invasion; the World Trade Organization (WTO) holds its thirteenth ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi amid deep uncertainty about progress…

Podcast A Ukrainian serviceman of the 65th Mechanised Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces looks on from a trench in the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine on February 21, 2024

January 25, 2024

Rebels Gain As Myanmar Marks Coup Anniversary, EU's Ukraine Aid Challenge, Kenya’s Pending Mission to Haiti, and More

The Three Brotherhood Alliance and other armed ethnic groups in Myanmar pose a significant threat to regime control as the country enters its third year under junta rule; the European Union (EU) meet…

Podcast Men run next to burning tires during a protest demanding an end to gang violence, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on August 14, 2023

December 21, 2023

2023 in Review
The World Next Year: Stories to Watch in 2024

In this special, year-end episode, Nahal Toosi, Politico’s senior correspondent for foreign affairs and national security, joins Robert McMahon and Carla Anne Robbins to review the biggest events of …

Podcast People play with an inflatable representation of the planet Earth in the Netherlands on September 9, 2023

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.

October 11, 2023

The Case for Rebuilding Ukraine

On this episode of Why It Matters, experts discuss the unprecedented damage in Ukraine and who pays for post-war reconstruction efforts.

Podcast Ukrainian woman looks at rubble of destroyed building.

July 6, 2023

United States
TWNW Special: What to Read This Summer 2023

In this special episode of The World Next Week, Rosa Brooks, the Scott K. Ginsburg Chair in Law and Policy and professor at Georgetown University Law Center, joins Robert McMahon and Carla Anne Robbi…

Podcast Six books laid out on a blue back ground with The World Next Week logo.