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.