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September 1, 2021

Climate Change
The Fight for Climate After COVID-19

COVID-19 exposed the world’s failure to prepare for the worst—can we learn to build back better?

August 5, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Gender Equality at the Summer Olympic Games

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers July 26 to August 2.

Sakura Yosozumi, Cocona Hiraki, and Sky Brown celebrate their respective gold, silver, and bronze medals for skateboarding at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

August 5, 2021

Nigeria
U.S. Arrest Warrant Exposes Police Scandal in Nigeria

The charismatic head of the Intelligence Response team of the Nigeria Police Service, Abba Kyari, has been suspended pending the investigation of allegations by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that he was in cahoots with Ramon Abbas, better known as “Hushpuppi“ a Nigerian “Yahoo boy,” a popular Nigerian term for cyber criminals, involved in money laundering and fraud.

A man, with a designer bag, leans against the hood of a blue Rolls Royce with a private jet in the background. The sun is seen setting above the plane.

August 5, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWNW Presents: Summer Reading Special Episode (Rebroadcast)

In this special episode of The World Next Week, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they recommend reading, the books they’re l…

Podcast Students attend class at school in Sanaa September 19, 2012.

August 4, 2021

United Nations
Funding the United Nations: What Impact Do U.S. Contributions Have on UN Agencies and Programs?

Many UN agencies, programs, and missions receive crucial funding from the United States. The Trump administration sharply reduced funding to some UN agencies, but President Biden has largely reversed…

August 4, 2021

United States
Renewing America: Fixing America’s Infrastructure

Panelists discuss major potential reforms to U.S. infrastructure, including new technological advances in transportation, traditional and digital infrastructure, universal broadband, smart cities, an…

Play An empty freeway intersection is seen two days before Earth Day, after Los Angeles’ stay-at-home order caused a drop in pollution, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Pasadena, California, U.S., April 20, 2020.

August 4, 2021

Infrastructure
The State of U.S. Infrastructure

Amid an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, debate continues over how to improve the nation’s infrastructure, as analysts say U.S. transportation, water, and other systems face major …

Phase II construction on Metro’s Silver Line at Dulles International Airport continues.

August 4, 2021

United States
Happy 231st Birthday to the United States Coast Guard!

The United States Coast Guard marks 231 years of service. 

Coast Guard

August 3, 2021

Afghanistan
The Taliban in Afghanistan

Since its ouster in 2001, the Taliban has maintained its insurgency against the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan and the Afghan government. As U.S. troops have withdrawn in 2021, the group has rapidly…

Taliban fighters attend a gathering to celebrate the U.S.-Taliban deal in March 2020.

August 3, 2021

Nigeria
What’s Behind Growing Separatism in Nigeria?

The resurgence of separatism in Nigeria—a consequence of the federal government’s failure to provide security in the face of multiple threats—is stirring memories of the country’s deadly civil war.

A Nigerian soldier rides in a truck with a whistle in his mouth during a military patrol in a pro-Biafra zone in the southeastern city of Aba.