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A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

The World Next Week CFR

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A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

    Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

    Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

    U.S. President Joe Biden visits Japan and South Korea, the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, and Australians vote in a general election.



    Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast



    Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder, “President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip,” The President’s Inbox, May 17, 2022



    James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, “Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More,” The World Next Week, May 12, 2022

    • 27 min
    Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More

    Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More

    Finland and Sweden intensify the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership process, U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders for a special summit in Washington, DC, and Lebanon holds parliamentary elections.



    Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast



    Steven A. Cook, “The Middle East’s Reaction to the Invasion of Ukraine,” The President’s Inbox, May 10, 2022

    • 25 min
    Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

    Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

    The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.



    Articles and Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast



    Derek H. Chollet, “U.S. Policy Toward Russia,” The President’s Inbox, May 3, 2022



    Josh Kurlantzick, “A Marcos Presidency Will Be Bad News for the Philippines’ Democracy,” World Politics Review via CFR.org, April 15, 2022



    Josh Kurlantzick, “The Philippines’ High-Stakes Election: What to Know,” CFR.org, April 21, 2022



    Books and Reports Mentioned



    Alice C. Hill, The Fight for Climate After COVID-19 (2021)



    Stewart Patrick, Reflecting Sunlight to Reduce Climate Risk (2022)

    • 32 min
    Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More

    Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, the United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, and Japan marks Constitution Memorial Day as the country makes changes to its defense and security policy.



    Articles Mentioned on the Podcast


    Kali Robinson, “How Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Amplify Food Insecurity in the Mideast,” CFR.org, April 21, 2022



    Experts and Interactives Mentioned


    Sheila Smith, CFR


    Sheila Smith, “Constitutional Change in Japan,” CFR.org, March 11, 2021

    • 33 min
    China-Solomon Islands Pact, French Presidential Runoff, and More

    China-Solomon Islands Pact, French Presidential Runoff, and More

    U.S. officials visit the Solomon Islands to discuss China, voters in France head to the polls for a presidential runoff, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson travels to India.

     

    Articles Mentioned on the Podcast 

    Matthias Matthijs, “Macron vs. Le Pen: What’s at Stake in the French Election?,” CFR.org, April 20, 2022

    • 35 min
    IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

    IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank convene for their annual Spring Meetings, rumors fly of a North Korean nuclear test on the one-hundred-and-tenth anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth, and COVID-19 cases surge across China.



    Articles and Reports Mentioned on the Podcast



    Europe and Central Asia Economic Update: War in the Region, The World Bank, April 10, 2022



    Michelle Nichols, ”U.S. pushes U.N. to cut N.Korea oil imports, ban tobacco, blacklist Lazarus hackers,” Reuters, April 13, 2022

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
709 Ratings

709 Ratings

Michael Greenan ,

Great for Info, But Needs to Slow Down

I listen to these CFR podcasts to be informed about foreign affairs, and these podcasts generally are good for that. My issue with them, though, is technical. They seem to be overly edited in order to make episodes play as quickly as possible. Maybe the producers think listeners will get bored unless episodes are played at hyper speeds. But this results in information being lost due to the rapidity. I often replay sections multiple times in order to get the basic info. Please, please, slow down. If the pace of the show is at normal conversational level, I would give the podcasts five stars instead of four.

Red Raider MDR ,

Essential Listening

A fantastic podcast. I highly recommend listening to The World Next Week to stay informed on foreign affairs.

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I never miss it

Thank you so much for this podcast. It’s great listening to intelligent conversation and educated analysis on what is happening globally.

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