The World Next Week
U.S. Assumes UNSC Presidency, Intelligence Report Investigates Khashoggi Killing, and More

U.S. Assumes UNSC Presidency, Intelligence Report Investigates Khashoggi Killing, and More

February 25, 2021

The United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield newly confirmed as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations; the U.S. intelligence community releases a report on the Jamal Khashoggi killing; and a political crisis deepens in the country of Georgia.

U.S. Nears Half Million COVID-19 Deaths, Biden Rejoins Paris Agreement, and More

U.S. Nears Half Million COVID-19 Deaths, Biden Rejoins Paris Agreement, and More

February 18, 2021

The COVID-19 death toll approaches five hundred thousand in the United States. Also, President Biden formally rejoins the Paris Agreement on climate and addresses world leaders at the virtual Munich Security Conference.

NATO Defense Ministers Convene, UN Security Council Talks Yemen, and More

NATO Defense Ministers Convene, UN Security Council Talks Yemen, and More

February 11, 2021

Defense ministers of NATO countries meet virtually to discuss withdrawing from Afghanistan; the UN Security Council debates the war in Yemen following the Biden administration’s policy shift; and spacecraft from China, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States enters Mars’s orbit.

Trump’s Trial Begins, Myanmar’s Military Coup, and More

Trump’s Trial Begins, Myanmar’s Military Coup, and More

February 4, 2021

Former President Donald J. Trump’s second impeachment trial begins in the Senate, Myanmar faces the fallout of a military coup, and the United States extends the New START nuclear treaty with Russia.