The World Next Week
EU–Western Balkans Summit, U.S. Budget Talks, and More

EU–Western Balkans Summit, U.S. Budget Talks, and More

September 30, 2021

European Union and Balkan leaders hold a summit amid rising Kosovo-Serbia tensions, the U.S. Congress reaches a critical budget deadline, and the postponed Expo 2020 kicks off in Dubai.

Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More

Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More

September 23, 2021

The first in-person summit of the Quad—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—takes place; Germany’s general election is set to produce a successor to Angela Merkel; and Japan’s ruling party holds a leadership election.

World Leaders Convene at UNGA, Canadians Vote, and More

World Leaders Convene at UNGA, Canadians Vote, and More

September 16, 2021

The United Nations General Assembly holds its annual debate, Canadians vote in a close federal election, and U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a summit on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twenty Years After 9/11, Asian Powers Discuss Afghanistan, and More

Twenty Years After 9/11, Asian Powers Discuss Afghanistan, and More

September 9, 2021

Americans mark twenty years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convenes for a summit to discuss security in Afghanistan, and Norway holds general elections.

Putin and Lukashenko Talk Integration, German Elections Kick Off, and More

Putin and Lukashenko Talk Integration, German Elections Kick Off, and More

September 2, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko hold integration talks, Germany’s election season ramps up, and U.S. and Mexican officials hold a high-level economic meeting.