A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
U.S.-Canada Pipeline Dispute, Harris and AMLO Talk Migration, and More
A major fuel pipeline from Canada to the United States could be shut down, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) meet virtually to discuss migration concerns, and the European Union and India are expected to revive trade talks.
India’s COVID-19 Surge, Somalia’s Political Crisis, and More
India struggles with the world’s largest COVID-19 surge, Somalia’s president addresses Parliament after dropping a bid to extend his term, and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan gets underway ten years after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Undergoes Review, Biden Addresses Congress, and More
A U.S. advisory panel considers whether to lift the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, U.S. President Joe Biden addresses Congress, and international films are judged for the ninety-third Academy Awards.
U.S. Drawdown in Afghanistan, Biden’s Earth Day Summit, and More
The United States sets in motion a complete military withdrawal from Afghanistan, dozens of world leaders are invited to a U.S.-led climate summit, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets with President Joe Biden at the White House.
U.S. Defense Chief Visits Israel, Iran Deal Talks Continue in Vienna, and More
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is slated to travel to Israel; talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal continue in Vienna, Austria; and Peru holds a general election.
Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Talk North Korea, the IMF and World Bank Hold Spring Meetings, and More
Top security officials from Japan and South Korea meet with the new U.S. national security advisor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank host their annual Spring Meetings virtually, and European Union officials convene with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Hosts seem to be on speed
Pauses, breaths, commas, and other non-verbals are an important part of oral communication. Please reconsider editing them out. Listeners can play at 1.5x or 2x already. Thank you.
Other than that, very interesting content.
My favorite podcast
I absolutely love this podcast and look forward to it every week. I am constantly looking for new podcasts and I can't find anything that comes close to this one. It seems quite unbiased and un-partisan, which is a rare thing.
Where are the women?
In listening to the credits it sounds like there are a number of women supporting with research, production and tech for this program and yet the podcasts hosts are men...Representation matters and so does diversity of perspective. Please consider diversifying your hosts.