The World Next Week
G20 Summit Goes Virtual, Biden Nominates Cabinet Members, and More

G20 Summit Goes Virtual, Biden Nominates Cabinet Members, and More

November 19, 2020

Saudi Arabia hosts a virtual Group of Twenty (G20) summit, U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden ramps up his cabinet nomination process, and the United States prepares to formally withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies.

U.S. Presidential Transition, Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, and More

U.S. Presidential Transition, Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, and More

November 12, 2020

U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden begins a turbulent ten-week transition, Armenians and Azeris react to a Russia-brokered peace agreement, and the thirty-seventh summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) goes virtual.

U.S. Ballot Counting Continues, WTO Selects Director General, and More

U.S. Ballot Counting Continues, WTO Selects Director General, and More

November 5, 2020

The world awaits the results of the close U.S. presidential election, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is scheduled to select a new director general, and Myanmar holds fraught elections.

TWNW Special: America’s Pivotal Election

TWNW Special: America’s Pivotal Election

October 29, 2020

The U.S. presidential election pitting incumbent Donald J. Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden is finally here. In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon unpack what’s at stake in this vote, what could happen on Election Day, and when the world might know the results.

The World Health Summit, Chile’s Constitutional Referendum, and More

The World Health Summit, Chile’s Constitutional Referendum, and More

October 22, 2020

The World Health Summit 2020 takes place virtually, Chileans vote in a constitutional referendum amid protests, and Tanzania holds a general election.

U.S. Senate Votes on COVID-19 Relief Bill, Bolivia’s General Election, and More

U.S. Senate Votes on COVID-19 Relief Bill, Bolivia’s General Election, and More

October 15, 2020

The U.S. Senate votes on a COVID-19 relief bill; Bolivians head to the polls for a twice-postponed general election; and New Zealand, considered to have one of the most successful pandemic responses, also holds a general election.

Taiwan’s National Day, Seventy-Five Years of North Korea’s Workers’ Party, and More

Taiwan’s National Day, Seventy-Five Years of North Korea’s Workers’ Party, and More

October 8, 2020

Taiwan celebrates National Day, North Korea marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party with a military parade, and the United Kingdom and European Union face another crucial Brexit deadline.

TWNW Special: How Americans See the World

TWNW Special: How Americans See the World

September 24, 2020

On this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Dina Smeltz, senior fellow for public opinion and foreign policy, to discuss the Chicago Council’s annual survey of American attitudes toward foreign policy. This year’s survey, which can be found on the Chicago Council’s website, is entitled “Divided We Stand.”

EU Leaders Talk Greece-Turkey Tensions, Italy’s Referendum and Elections, and More

EU Leaders Talk Greece-Turkey Tensions, Italy’s Referendum and Elections, and More

September 17, 2020

European leaders hold a summit on tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Mediterranean, Italians prepare to head to the polls for a national referendum and regional elections, and the sports world stages major events under unusual circumstances.

A Virtual UNGA, Lukashenko and Putin Meet, and More

A Virtual UNGA, Lukashenko and Putin Meet, and More

September 10, 2020

The seventy-fifth UN General Assembly kicks off virtually, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, and the European Union and China hold a scaled-down summit in Leipzig, Germany.