The World Next Week
Biden Reveals VP Pick, Japan Remembers Hiroshima Bombing, and More

Biden Reveals VP Pick, Japan Remembers Hiroshima Bombing, and More

July 30, 2020

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate, Japan marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, and China commemorates the formation of the People’s Liberation Army.

Saudi Arabia’s Downsized Hajj, Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Transformation, and More

Saudi Arabia’s Downsized Hajj, Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Transformation, and More

July 23, 2020

Saudi Arabia hosts a scaled-down hajj, Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia begins its reconversion into a mosque, and tensions mount over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

U.S. Congress Returns to Session, Schools Grapple With Reopening, and More

U.S. Congress Returns to Session, Schools Grapple With Reopening, and More

July 16, 2020

The U.S. Congress returns to session; schools and universities struggle with reopening amid a surge in COVID-19 cases; and, China, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States prepare for spacecraft launches to Mars.

Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary, North American Pipelines Halted, and More

Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary, North American Pipelines Halted, and More

July 9, 2020

The world marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre; the Atlantic Coast, Dakota Access, and Keystone XL pipelines suffer setbacks; and COVID-19 triggers historic levels of food insecurity.

Turbulent U.S. Independence Day, Dramatic Arctic Heatwave, and More

Turbulent U.S. Independence Day, Dramatic Arctic Heatwave, and More

July 2, 2020

Americans celebrate Independence Day amid a worrisome surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a dramatic heatwave continues in the Arctic, and Hong Kong reacts to China’s sweeping national security legislation.

Poland’s Rescheduled Election, One Year Since the Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting, and More

Poland’s Rescheduled Election, One Year Since the Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting, and More

June 25, 2020

Poland holds its rescheduled presidential election, the world marks one year since U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un met at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter is commemorated.

TWNW Special: What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer

TWNW Special: What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer

June 11, 2020

In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Gabrielle Sierra, CFR podcast producer and host of Why It Matters, to discuss their favorite quarantine reads, beloved documentaries and television series, podcasts, and more entertainment they’re looking forward to enjoying this summer.

George Floyd’s Funeral, Coronavirus at Month Six, and More

George Floyd’s Funeral, Coronavirus at Month Six, and More

June 4, 2020

The funeral for George Floyd, whose death in police custody triggered massive U.S. protests against racism, is held in Houston; the novel coronavirus continues its global spread six months after emerging in Wuhan, China; and the fourth round of Brexit talks is held.

Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen Square, EU’s Coronavirus Rescue Plan, and More

Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen Square, EU’s Coronavirus Rescue Plan, and More

May 28, 2020

The anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is marked amid a surge in Hong Kong tensions, the European Union debates a massive coronavirus rescue plan, and the Atlantic hurricane season begins.

WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

May 21, 2020

The World Health Organization Executive Board convenes virtually, Afghanistan tries to forge a peace deal amid a surge in violence, and China holds its annual session of the National People’s Congress.