The World Next Week
Turbulent U.S. Independence Day, Dramatic Arctic Heatwave, and More

Turbulent U.S. Independence Day, Dramatic Arctic Heatwave, and More

July 2, 2020

Americans celebrate Independence Day amid a worrisome surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a dramatic heatwave continues in the Arctic, and Hong Kong reacts to China’s sweeping national security legislation.

Poland’s Rescheduled Election, One Year Since the Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting, and More

Poland’s Rescheduled Election, One Year Since the Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting, and More

June 25, 2020

Poland holds its rescheduled presidential election, the world marks one year since U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un met at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter is commemorated.

TWNW Special: What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer

TWNW Special: What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer

June 11, 2020

In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by Gabrielle Sierra, CFR podcast producer and host of Why It Matters, to discuss their favorite quarantine reads, beloved documentaries and television series, podcasts, and more entertainment they’re looking forward to enjoying this summer.

George Floyd’s Funeral, Coronavirus at Month Six, and More

George Floyd’s Funeral, Coronavirus at Month Six, and More

June 4, 2020

The funeral for George Floyd, whose death in police custody triggered massive U.S. protests against racism, is held in Houston; the novel coronavirus continues its global spread six months after emerging in Wuhan, China; and the fourth round of Brexit talks is held.

Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen Square, EU’s Coronavirus Rescue Plan, and More

Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen Square, EU’s Coronavirus Rescue Plan, and More

May 28, 2020

The anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is marked amid a surge in Hong Kong tensions, the European Union debates a massive coronavirus rescue plan, and the Atlantic hurricane season begins.

WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

WHO Board Meets, Tumult in Afghanistan, and More

May 21, 2020

The World Health Organization Executive Board convenes virtually, Afghanistan tries to forge a peace deal amid a surge in violence, and China holds its annual session of the National People’s Congress.

Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

Argentina’s Debt Deadline, U.S. Congress Returns, and More

May 14, 2020

The deadline approaches for Argentina to restructure $65 billion in debt, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to join the Senate in getting back to work, and the spring graduation season is marked by virtual ceremonies and limited job opportunities.

Coronavirus Origin Allegations, East Africa’s Devastating Locusts, and More

Coronavirus Origin Allegations, East Africa’s Devastating Locusts, and More

May 7, 2020

Criticism mounts over China’s coronavirus response; East African countries face a second, much larger infestation of desert locusts; and Europe commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Allies’ victory.

U.S. Supply Chain Challenges, Trump’s Transition Committee, and More

U.S. Supply Chain Challenges, Trump’s Transition Committee, and More

April 30, 2020

U.S. officials confront supply chain breakdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration begins the presidential transition process six months before Election Day, and World Press Freedom Day is commemorated.

Governors Face Public Pressure, UN Security Council Talks Syria, and More

Governors Face Public Pressure, UN Security Council Talks Syria, and More

April 23, 2020

Governors face pressure to reopen America, the UN Security Council discusses conditions in Syria, and the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins.