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July 23, 2020

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Downsized Hajj, Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Transformation, and More

Saudi Arabia hosts a scaled-down hajj, Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia begins its reconversion into a mosque, and tensions mount over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Podcast Muslim worshippers circumambulate the sacred Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest site.

April 7, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
The Coronavirus in the Middle East, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies and director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars, sits down w…

Podcast Girls wearing face masks and one of them holds a candle as they wait for the blessing of a priest roaming neighbourhoods to celebrate Palm Sunday, amid the lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Marjayoun, southern Lebanon.

December 4, 2019

Noncommunicable Diseases
Autocracy Is Hazardous for Your Health

Democracy does not die in the darkness so often anymore. It dies in the light, one election at a time, with voters embracing the populists and autocrats who promise to cut the red tape and deliver …

Health workers demonstrate outside the hotel where the Supreme Electoral Tribunal has its headquarters to count the election votes, in La Paz, on October 22, 2019.

June 21, 2018

Turkey
Trump Backtracks on Family Separation and Crucial Presidential Election Held in Turkey

Contentious OPEC meetings continue in Vienna, nationwide elections take place in Turkey, and outrage grows over the Trump administration’s family-separation policy.

Podcast U.S. border patrol truck drives along border fence between Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico

September 13, 2018

Economic Crises
The Meltdown in the Emerging Markets with Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian Mallaby, the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at CFR and a contributing columnist for the Washington Post, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the collapsing currency…

Podcast 20180914_TPI

June 29, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Turkish Presidential Elections with Henri Barkey and Steven Cook

Henri Barkey, senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR and former member of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, and Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Af…

Podcast 20180629_TPI

January 25, 2018

Global
January 25, 2018

Russia, Iran, and Turkey meet to discuss Syria, President Donald J. Trump makes two major addresses, and trade negotiations resume between European and Latin American blocs.

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July 20, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: July 20, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to Europe, the U.S. Congress may or may not go to recess, and Turkey steps into the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

Podcast Ints Kalnins/Reuters

July 13, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: July 13, 2017

U.S. President Donald J. Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkey marks one year since a failed coup attempt, and Venezuela's opposition holds a plebiscite.

Podcast Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

April 13, 2017

Global
The World Next Week: April 13, 2017

The political crisis in Venezuela unfolds and Turkey's constitutional referendum takes place.

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