The World Next Week
TWNW Presents: Summer Reading Special Episode

TWNW Presents: Summer Reading Special Episode

June 17, 2021

In this special episode of The World Next Week, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they recommend reading, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and the books they’re reading for fun.

 

Read more about Jim, Bob, and Carla’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.

 

Jims Picks:

This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arm Race, by Nicole Perlroth

Objects of Desire, by Clare Sestanovich

Nine Nasty Words: English in the GutterThen, Now, and Forever, by John McWhorter 

 

Bobs Picks:

Missionaries, by Phil Klay

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks

“Power of the Powerless” in Living in Truth, by Vaclav Havel

 

Carlas Picks:

The Price of Peace: Money , Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, by Zachary D. Carter

The Transparency of Time, by Leonardo Padura

George Smiley Novels, by John le Carré

G7 Summit, NATO Summit, and More Summits

G7 Summit, NATO Summit, and More Summits

June 10, 2021

World leaders meet for summits of the Group of Seven (G7) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). U.S. President Joe Biden convenes with European Union leaders, and sits down separately with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mexico’s Midterms, Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen, and More

Mexico’s Midterms, Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen, and More

June 3, 2021

Mexico holds pivotal midterm elections, Hong Kongers attempt to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and Peruvians vote in a divisive presidential runoff.