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October 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Hosts Tense Conference, and Afghanistan Holds Fractured Elections

Saudi Arabia’s investment conference kicks off under a cloud of tension, Chinese and Japanese leaders meet to discuss intellectual property protection, Afghanistan holds parliamentary elections, and …

Podcast 20181018_TWNW

September 6, 2018

Syrian Civil War
Erdogan, Rouhani and Putin Talk Syria and Populism Looms in Swedish Elections

Turkish, Russian and Iranian leaders meet over the war in Syria, Sweden eyes populism amid new general elections, and President Trump’s tariffs could hit $200 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese import…

Podcast Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia pose before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey April 4, 2018.

August 23, 2018

Afghanistan
Afghan Peace Talks Take Shape, African Leaders In The Spotlight

Moscow moves to host Afghanistan peace talks, and politics in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo reach a pivotal point. 

Podcast An Afghan security forces convoy patrol after a Taliban attack in Ghazni city, Afghanistan.

June 29, 2018

China
Podcast: Xi Jinping's Third Revolution

First came Mao, then came Deng, now Chinese President Xi Jinping has ushered in the Third Revolution, introducing sweeping reforms throughout the government, economy, and society. Unlike past leaders…

Podcast A man walks past New Year decoration pictures featuring China's President Xi Jinping, China's late Chairman Mao Zedong and some other current senior officials, at a market in Juancheng, Shandong province, February 17, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).

May 24, 2018

Nuclear Weapons
Trump-Kim Talks Canceled, Presidential Elections in Colombia, and More

President Trump cancels an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, European exceptions on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are set to expire, and Colombia holds presidential elections.

Podcast 20180524_TWNW

April 26, 2018

North Korea
April 26, 2018

The leaders of North and South Korea meet for a historic summit, and the U.S. confronts China and the EU over new trade regulations.

Podcast 20180426_TWNW

February 15, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
February 15, 2018

World leaders convene for the annual Munich Security Conference, the Winter Olympics continue with all eyes on the Korean peninsula, and South Africa undergoes a controversial transition of president…

Podcast South Africa_Jacob Zuma

October 5, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: October 5, 2017

The Rohingya crisis worsens, a Russian opposition leader faces prison time, and the IMF and World Bank hold their seasonal forecast on the world economy.

Podcast 20171005_TWNW

August 24, 2017

European Union
The World Next Week: August 24, 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron hosts the leaders of Germany, Spain, and Italy, Muslims around the world make a pilgrimage to Mecca, and the U.S. Open begins in New York City.

Podcast 20170824_TWNW

July 18, 2017

Politics and Government
Hedgehogs, Foxes, and Superstar Intellectuals: A Conversation with Daniel Drezner

I was joined this week by Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and regular contributor to the Washington Post. Professor…

Podcast The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas