The World Next Week
Trump’s Second Impeachment, Biden’s Inauguration, and More

Trump’s Second Impeachment, Biden’s Inauguration, and More

January 14, 2021

U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s second impeachment reverberates in Congress, Washington braces for President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration amid increased security concerns, and the incoming Biden team prepares to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Pro-Trump Mob Breaches U.S. Capitol, Georgia’s New Senators, and More

Pro-Trump Mob Breaches U.S. Capitol, Georgia’s New Senators, and More

January 7, 2021

Americans face the fallout—at home and abroad—from violent pro-Trump riots that shook the U.S. Capitol and Democrats narrowly gain control of the Senate after runoff elections in Georgia.

The World Next Year: Transitioning Into 2021

The World Next Year: Transitioning Into 2021

December 17, 2020

In this special year-end episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR’s vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies. Lindsay, McMahon, and O’Neil break down the supply chain challenges that come with distributing COVID-19 vaccines, what’s on President-Elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy agenda, and the impacts of disinformation in the United States and beyond.

A Virtual Climate Summit, Georgia Begins Early Voting, and More

A Virtual Climate Summit, Georgia Begins Early Voting, and More

December 10, 2020

The Climate Ambition Summit 2020 is held virtually five years after the Paris Agreement, the state of Georgia begins early voting in its Senate runoff, and Tunisia marks ten years since the beginning of the Arab Spring.

FDA Considers COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization, Venezuelans Vote, and More

FDA Considers COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization, Venezuelans Vote, and More

December 3, 2020

U.S. health officials discuss emergency authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine; Venezuelans vote for a new National Assembly, currently the country’s last opposition-controlled body; and the “safe harbor” deadline for the U.S. election approaches.

G20 Summit Goes Virtual, Biden Nominates Cabinet Members, and More

G20 Summit Goes Virtual, Biden Nominates Cabinet Members, and More

November 19, 2020

Saudi Arabia hosts a virtual Group of Twenty (G20) summit, U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden ramps up his cabinet nomination process, and the United States prepares to formally withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies.

U.S. Presidential Transition, Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, and More

U.S. Presidential Transition, Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal, and More

November 12, 2020

U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden begins a turbulent ten-week transition, Armenians and Azeris react to a Russia-brokered peace agreement, and the thirty-seventh summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) goes virtual.

U.S. Ballot Counting Continues, WTO Selects Director General, and More

U.S. Ballot Counting Continues, WTO Selects Director General, and More

November 5, 2020

The world awaits the results of the close U.S. presidential election, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is scheduled to select a new director general, and Myanmar holds fraught elections.

TWNW Special: America’s Pivotal Election

TWNW Special: America’s Pivotal Election

October 29, 2020

The U.S. presidential election pitting incumbent Donald J. Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden is finally here. In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon unpack what’s at stake in this vote, what could happen on Election Day, and when the world might know the results.

The World Health Summit, Chile’s Constitutional Referendum, and More

The World Health Summit, Chile’s Constitutional Referendum, and More

October 22, 2020

The World Health Summit 2020 takes place virtually, Chileans vote in a constitutional referendum amid protests, and Tanzania holds a general election.