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January 10, 2019

United States
The World Bank Searches for New Leadership, and Detroit Hosts Auto Show

The World Bank searches for a new president after Jim Yong Kim resigns, and Detroit hosts the annual North American International Auto Show.

Podcast World Bank President Jim Yong Kim makes remarks during a press briefing to open the the IMF and World Bank's 2017 Annual Spring Meetings in Washington, U.S. April 20, 2017

October 11, 2018

United Nations
The United States Searches for a New UN Ambassador and Indonesia Hosts IMF-World Bank Annual Summit

The United States searches for a new ambassador to the UN, Indonesia hosts an IMF-World Bank summit, and the German state of Bavaria holds elections.

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July 2, 2015

The World Next Week: July 2, 2015

U.S. lawmakers push to revive the Export-Import Bank; Greece holds a referendum over bailout terms; and the UK marks 10 years since the July 7 terrorist attacks.


October 5, 2017

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.

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December 19, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
The World Next Year: Looking Ahead to 2020

Hosts James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Paul B. Stares to forecast the coming year’s international challenges and developments.

Podcast Protest

June 23, 2016

The World Next Week: June 23, 2016

China hosts the first annual Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank meeting, the North American Leaders’ Summit begins in Canada, and India seeks a larger role in global nuclear governance.


October 2, 2014

The World Next Week: October 2, 2014

Protests in Hong Kong attract growing interest; Brazilians vote for a new president; and the IMF and World Bank hold their annual fall meeting.


April 9, 2015

The World Next Week: April 9, 2015

The Prime Minister of Iraq visits the White House; the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discusses the Iran nuclear deal; and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund hold meetings.


October 23, 2014

The World Next Week: October 23, 2014

Parliamentary elections take place in Ukraine; Brazil holds a presidential run-off election; and regulators release stress test results for banks in the European Union.


April 2, 2020

Hungary’s Parliamentary Vote, Journalists’ Increasing Struggle, and More

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban exercises sweeping executive powers amid the coronavirus pandemic, global and local media outlets face pressure, and Israeli leaders move to form a national emer…

Podcast Demonstrators protesting against recent legislative measures introduced by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gather in Budapest's Heroes square on January 5, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.