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The World Next Week previews world events in the week ahead. In each episode, James M. Lindsay, CFR’s director of studies, and Robert McMahon, managing editor of digital content, discuss what’s making headlines and lay out the international developments likely to make news.

Lindsay has written extensively on international relations and U.S. foreign policy, and McMahon has covered foreign affairs since 1990 for the Associated Press, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and CFR.

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The World Next Week previews world events in the week ahead. In each episode, James M. Lindsay, CFR’s director of studies, and Robert McMahon, managing editor of digital content, discuss what’s making headlines and lay out the international developments likely to make news.

Lindsay has written extensively on international relations and U.S. foreign policy, and McMahon has covered foreign affairs since 1990 for the Associated Press, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and CFR.

    UN Biodiversity Conference, Russian Oil Sanctions, China’s COVID Protests, and More

    UN Biodiversity Conference, Russian Oil Sanctions, China’s COVID Protests, and More

    The UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) takes place in Montreal, Canada; the European Union and Group of Seven (G7) plan to implement price caps and partial embargos on Russian oil to respond to the war in Ukraine; and the Chinese Community Party reacts to nationwide protests over its zero-COVID policy. 
     
    Mentioned on the Podcast
     
    Oliver Holmes, “China Censors Maskless Crowd Footage in World Cup Broadcasts,” The Guardian
     
    Yanzhong Huang, “Can Xi Jinping Reopen China?,” Foreign Affairs
     
    Ian Johnson, “Xi Versus the Street,” Foreign Affairs
     
    James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, “U.S. Midterm Results, G20 Summit, Prospects for Russia-Ukraine Diplomacy, and More,” The World Next Week
     
    “Russia Is Using Energy as a Weapon,” The Economist
     
    For an episode transcript and show notes, visit us at: https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/un-biodiversity-conference-russian-oil-sanctions-chinas-covid-protests-and-more 

    • 30 min
    Iran’s Human Rights Abuses, COP27 Concludes, World Cup Kicks Off, and More

    Iran’s Human Rights Abuses, COP27 Concludes, World Cup Kicks Off, and More

    The UN Human Rights Council meets for a special session on the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters; the COP27 conference draws to a close amid calls from developing countries to increase funding for climate damages; and the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins in Doha, Qatar, even as controversy lingers.

    • 33 min
    U.S. Midterm Results, G20 Summit, Prospects for Russia-Ukraine Diplomacy, and More

    U.S. Midterm Results, G20 Summit, Prospects for Russia-Ukraine Diplomacy, and More

    The United States takes stock of the midterm election results; geopolitical tensions loom over the Group of Twenty summit in Bali, Indonesia; and conversation swirls around possible diplomacy between Russia and Ukraine. 
     
    Mentioned on the Podcast
     
    “The Chinese City That COVID Forgot,” The Economist
     
    Brad Dress, “Russia Says Nuclear War ‘Must Never Be Fought’ Despite Fiery Rhetoric,” The Hill
    Charles A. Kupchan, “It’s Time to Bring Russia and Ukraine to the Negotiating Table,” New York Times

    • 33 min
    COP27, U.S. Midterms, ASEAN Summit, and More

    COP27, U.S. Midterms, ASEAN Summit, and More

    Egypt hosts the COP27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt; Americans vote in closely watched midterm elections; and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, kicks off a month of summitry in Asia. 
     
    Mentioned on the Podcast
    Renewing America, Council on Foreign Relations

    • 39 min
    Brazil’s Runoff, Sunak’s UK Vision, Israel’s Elections, and More

    Brazil’s Runoff, Sunak’s UK Vision, Israel’s Elections, and More

    Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva face off in Brazil’s presidential runoff; the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party selects Rishi Sunak to be the new prime minister; and Israel holds general elections, with Benjamin Netanyahu looking to make another political comeback. 
     
    Mentioned on the Podcast
    Sebastian Mallaby, The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future

    • 28 min
    ‘Davos of the Desert’, Ukraine’s Reconstruction, U.S. Chip Restrictions, and More

    ‘Davos of the Desert’, Ukraine’s Reconstruction, U.S. Chip Restrictions, and More

    Investors and high-ranking officials land in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the Future Investment Initiative, dubbed the ‘Davos of the Desert;’ the German Group of Seven (G7) presidency and the European Commission host experts to discuss Ukraine’s postwar recovery, reconstruction, and modernization; and U.S. import controls on chips take effect, with major consequences for China’s technological growth.
     
    Mentioned on the Podcast
     
    Edward Alden, “Washington Raises Stakes in War on Chinese Technology,” Foreign Policy
     
    Steven A. Cook and Martin S. Indyk, The Case for a New U.S.-Saudi Strategic Compact 
     
    John Hudson and Widlore Mérancourt, “U.S. backs sending international forces to Haiti, draft proposal says,” The Washington Post
    Diana Roy and Sabine Baumgartner, “Crossing the Darien Gap: Migrants Risk Death on the Journey to the U.S.,” CFR.org

    • 35 min

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