The World Next Week
India’s COVID-19 Surge, Somalia’s Political Crisis, and More

India’s COVID-19 Surge, Somalia’s Political Crisis, and More

April 29, 2021

India struggles with the world’s largest COVID-19 surge, Somalia’s president addresses Parliament after dropping a bid to extend his term, and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan gets underway ten years after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Undergoes Review, Biden Addresses Congress, and More

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Undergoes Review, Biden Addresses Congress, and More

April 22, 2021

A U.S. advisory panel considers whether to lift the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, U.S. President Joe Biden addresses Congress, and international films are judged for the ninety-third Academy Awards.

U.S. Drawdown in Afghanistan, Biden’s Earth Day Summit, and More

U.S. Drawdown in Afghanistan, Biden’s Earth Day Summit, and More

April 15, 2021

The United States sets in motion a complete military withdrawal from Afghanistan, dozens of world leaders are invited to a U.S.-led climate summit, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets with President Joe Biden at the White House.

U.S. Defense Chief Visits Israel, Iran Deal Talks Continue in Vienna, and More

U.S. Defense Chief Visits Israel, Iran Deal Talks Continue in Vienna, and More

April 8, 2021

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is slated to travel to Israel; talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal continue in Vienna, Austria; and Peru holds a general election.

Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Talk North Korea, the IMF and World Bank Hold Spring Meetings, and More

Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Talk North Korea, the IMF and World Bank Hold Spring Meetings, and More

April 1, 2021

Top security officials from Japan and South Korea meet with the new U.S. national security advisor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank host their annual Spring Meetings virtually, and European Union officials convene with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.