The World Next Week
Global Supply Chain Slowdown, Russia-Ukraine Tensions Build, and More

Global Supply Chain Slowdown, Russia-Ukraine Tensions Build, and More

January 20, 2022

Supply chain challenges reverberate again, high-stakes diplomacy continues with Russia over Ukraine, and Hondurans inaugurate a new president.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Shannon K. O’Neil, “Why the Supply Chain Slowdown Will Persist,” Foreign Affairs, December 21, 2021

European Parliament’s Presidential Election, COVID-19 Case Rates Surge, and More

European Parliament’s Presidential Election, COVID-19 Case Rates Surge, and More

January 13, 2022

The European Parliament elects a new president, COVID-19 case rates surge across the globe, and diplomacy continues over Russian security demands in Europe.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Mary Beth Sheridan, “Mexico has refused to close its borders during the covid-19 pandemic. Does that make sense?” Washington Post, January 12, 2022

 

Stephen Sestanovich, “The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Scorecard on Biden’s Response,” CFR.org, December 23, 2021

 

Adam Tooze, “Chartbook #68 Putin’s Challenge to Western hegemony - the 2022 edition,” January 12, 2022

U.S.-Russia Talks, Capitol Insurrection Anniversary, and More

U.S.-Russia Talks, Capitol Insurrection Anniversary, and More

January 6, 2022

Top officials from the United States and Russia meet in Geneva to discuss nuclear arms control and the crisis in Ukraine, Americans mark one year since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and the CES trade show wraps in Las Vegas.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Stephen Sestanovich, “The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Scorecard on Biden’s Response,” CFR.org, December 23, 2021

The World Next Year: What to Watch in 2022

The World Next Year: What to Watch in 2022

December 16, 2021

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 vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies. They discuss this year’s historic elections and the state of democracy in Latin America and beyond, the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world, and U.S. President Joe Biden’s first year in office.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Lauren Sloss, “The Documents You Need to Travel Abroad Now,” New York Times, December 10, 2021

 

Christopher Troeger and Thomas J. Bollyky, “Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic Hinges on Trust,” Think Global Health, November 30, 2021

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Richard Haass, Nine Questions for the World, Council on Foreign Relations

 

Anne Appelbaum and Richard Haass, “Can Democracy Survive?,” Nine Questions for the World, December 16, 2021

 

Michelle McMurry-Heath and Richard Haass, “Can Biotech Be Harnessed?,” Nine Questions for the World, December 16, 2021

 

Fareed Zakaria and Richard Haass, “Does World Order Have a Future?,” Nine Questions for the World, December 16, 2021

U.S. Plans Beijing Olympics Diplomatic Boycott, Trump’s History Tour, and More

U.S. Plans Beijing Olympics Diplomatic Boycott, Trump’s History Tour, and More

December 9, 2021

The United States announces a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, former President Donald Trump kicks off his History Tour, and Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual Constitution Day address amid rising Russia-Ukraine tensions.

 

Articles and Statements Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Barton Gellman, “Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun,” The Atlantic, December 6, 2021

 

Robert Kagan, “Our constitutional crisis is already here,” Washington Post, September 23, 2021

 

Jen Psaki, Remarks on the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, The White House, December 6, 2021

 

Vladimir Putin, “On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians,” The Kremlin, July 12, 2021

 

The Ukrainian army has got better at fighting Russian-backed separatists,” The Economist, November 30, 2021

Biden’s Democracy Summit, Omicron Spreads, and More

Biden’s Democracy Summit, Omicron Spreads, and More

December 2, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a virtual Summit for Democracy, the omicron variant begins to spread worldwide, and Germany is expected to elect Olaf Scholz as its next chancellor.

 

Articles and Statements Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Anatoly Antonov and Qin Gang, “Russian and Chinese Ambassadors: Respecting People’s Democratic Rights,” The National Interest, November 26, 2021

 

Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay, “An Alliance of Democracies,” Washington Post, May 23, 2004

 

Jennifer Hillman, “The Transatlantic Relationship Could Make or Break Biden’s Summit for Democracy,” CFR.org, December 1, 2021

 

The Summit for Democracy,” U.S. Department of State, November 2021

Elections in Chile and Venezuela, Stoltenberg Talks NATO’s Future, and More

Elections in Chile and Venezuela, Stoltenberg Talks NATO’s Future, and More

November 18, 2021

Chile holds a general election, Venezuelans vote in closely observed local and regional elections, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks on the alliance’s future.

 

Documents and Podcasts Mentioned in the Podcast

 

London Declaration” North Atlantic Treaty Organization, December 4, 2019

 

Gabrielle Sierra, “Hyperventilating Over Hypersonics,” Why It Matters, November 12, 2021

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency, China’s Communist Party Central Committee Convenes, and More

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency, China’s Communist Party Central Committee Convenes, and More

November 4, 2021

Ethiopia declares a state of emergency as its civil war intensifies, China holds a crucial meeting of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, and Sudan moves toward a new power-sharing deal to reverse last week’s coup.

 

Blog Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Michelle Gavin, Africa in Transition, CFR.org

Rome Hosts G20 Leaders, Japanese Citizens Vote, and More

Rome Hosts G20 Leaders, Japanese Citizens Vote, and More

October 28, 2021

The Group of Twenty (G20) holds a pivotal summit in Rome, Japanese citizens head to the polls for parliamentary elections, and the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) begins in Glasgow.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Alice Hill, “A World Overheating,” CFR.org, October 18, 2021

 

Steven Mufson et al. “Russia allows methane leaks at planet’s peril,” Washington Post, October 19, 2021

 

Sheila Smith, “Japan’s Hard Choices,” Foreign Affairs, October 28, 2021

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Sheila Smith and Robert McMahon, “Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More,” The World Next Week, September 23, 2021

 

Reports Mentioned

 

Emissions Gap Report 2021, UN Environment Programme, October 28, 2021

 

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, August 9, 2021

Secretary Colin Powell’s Funeral, Bennett and Putin Meet, and More

Secretary Colin Powell’s Funeral, Bennett and Putin Meet, and More

October 21, 2021

Americans remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Israeli and Russian leaders hold a summit in Sochi, and China undergoes a World Trade Organization policy review.

 

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

 

Richard Haass, “Colin Powell: An American Life,” CFR.org, October 18, 2021.

 

Adam Posen, “The Price of Nostalgia,” Foreign Affairs 100, no. 3 (May/June 2021).

 

Ray Takeyh, “The Bomb Will Backfire on Iran,” Foreign Affairs, October 18, 2021.

 

Podcasts Mentioned

 

Adam Posen, “Trade Protectionism,” The President’s Inbox, September 21, 2021.

 

Matt Pottinger, “Beijing’s Grand Strategy,” The President’s Inbox, October 19, 2021.

 

Memos, Reports, and Speeches Mentioned

 

David Brisbee, “Trade Policy Review of the People’s Republic of China,” U.S. Mission to Geneva, October 20, 2021.

 

João Aguiar Machado, “EU Statement at the 8th Trade Policy Review of China,” Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO, October 20, 2021.

 

George Mina, “Australia’s Statement on China’s Trade Policy Review,” Twitter, October 20, 2021.

 

Colin Powell, Address to the United Nations on IraqWashington Post, February 5, 2003.

 

Katherine Tsai, “Remarks As Prepared for Delivery of Ambassador Katherine Tai Outlining the Biden-Harris Administration’s ‘New Approach to the U.S.-China Trade Relationship,” Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, October 4, 2021.

 

Resignation letter of Harold Hongju Koh [PDF], Politico, October 2, 2021.

 

WTO Secretariat’s report for China’s Trade Policy Review, September 15, 2021.