The World Next Week
Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall, WTO Director-General Resigns, and More

Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall, WTO Director-General Resigns, and More

August 27, 2020

Louisianans and Texans cope with Hurricane Laura as they mark fifteen years since Hurricane Katrina, the World Trade Organization’s director-general, Roberto Azevedo, departs amid uncertainty over the body’s future, and athlete boycotts spur a new reckoning over U.S. police brutality.

Republicans’ Virtual National Convention, Mali’s Coup D’état, and More

Republicans’ Virtual National Convention, Mali’s Coup D’état, and More

August 20, 2020

The U.S. Republican Nominating Convention kicks off, a coup in Mali shakes West Africa, and postelection protests persist in Belarus.

Pompeo’s European Tour, Democrats’ Virtual National Convention, and More

Pompeo’s European Tour, Democrats’ Virtual National Convention, and More

August 13, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wraps up his trip to Central Europe with a visit to Poland, the Democratic National Convention is set to take place virtually, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is due to give its verdict on the killing of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

Belarus’s Presidential Election, Anti-Kremlin Protests Persist, and More

Belarus’s Presidential Election, Anti-Kremlin Protests Persist, and More

August 6, 2020

Belarusians go to the polls, discontent simmers in eastern Russia, and Japan remembers the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki amid discussions of the country’s long-term national security strategy.