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March 3, 2021

Coronavirus
A Global Shot in the Arm, With Anthony Fauci

Successful vaccine rollouts in the United States and other wealthy nations have made many people hopeful that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight. But the majority of the world’s population …

Podcast A hand holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine

February 18, 2021

Currency Reserves
The Dollar Privilege

The dollar is the world’s primary reserve currency, accounting for $6.7 trillion in foreign reserves. This has given the United States what some have called “an exorbitant privilege,” allowing it to …

Podcast A one dollar bill

November 24, 2020

Brazil
A Climate Bomb in the Amazon

The Brazilian Amazon is burning, threatening the world’s largest repository of biodiversity. If the fires are not controlled soon, they could release a “climate bomb” of stored carbon that would acce…

Podcast The outline of a man standing in front of a forest fire

May 14, 2020

Argentina
Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is mark…

Podcast Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center where she addressed COVID-19 relief funding and accusations against presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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

October 3, 2017

China
Podcast: What the West Doesn't Understand About China's Economy—A Lot!

Rising debt, lagging growth, and widespread corruption are usually considered detrimental to a country’s economy. However, in this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Asia prog…

Podcast An employee counts Yuan banknotes at a branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Huaibei, Anhui August 3, 2010.

June 8, 2017

France
The World Next Week: June 8, 2017

French parliamentary elections take place, the battle for Raqqa continues, Greek debt talks struggle to remain on track, and a push for statehood sends Puerto Rico to the polls.

Podcast Emmanuel Macron En Marche French Elections 2017

April 16, 2015

Global
The World Next Week: April 16, 2015

Greece faces a new debt deadline; Apple releases its take on the smart watch; and the centennial of the Armenian genocide is observed.

Podcast

October 17, 2013

Global
The World Next Week: October 17, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Budget and debt ceiling concerns in Washington end for now; Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh visits Beijing; and Pakistani prime ministe…

Podcast

October 10, 2013

Global
The World Next Week: October 10, 2013

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: The United States Congress considers a short term debt limit increase; African leaders meet to discuss the International Criminal Court; wor…

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