The World Next Week
Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

Biden Visits Japan and South Korea, Annual World Health Assembly, and More

May 19, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Japan and South Korea, the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva, and Australians vote in a general election.

 

Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Sheila A. Smith and Scott A. Snyder, “President Biden’s Japan and South Korea Trip,” The President’s Inbox, May 17, 2022

 

James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, “Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More,” The World Next Week, May 12, 2022

Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More

Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More

May 12, 2022

Finland and Sweden intensify the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership process, U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders for a special summit in Washington, DC, and Lebanon holds parliamentary elections.

 

Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Steven A. Cook, “The Middle Easts Reaction to the Invasion of Ukraine,” The President’s Inbox, May 10, 2022

Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

Philippine General Election, Hong Kong’s New Chief Executive, and More

May 5, 2022

The Philippines holds a general election, a vote for a new chief executive happens in Hong Kong, and foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations meet in Germany.

 

Articles and Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Derek H. Chollet, “U.S. Policy Toward Russia,” The President’s Inbox, May 3, 2022

 

Josh Kurlantzick, “A Marcos Presidency Will Be Bad News for the Philippines’ Democracy,” World Politics Review via CFR.org, April 15, 2022

 

Josh Kurlantzick, “The Philippines’ High-Stakes Election: What to Know,” CFR.org, April 21, 2022

 

Books and Reports Mentioned

 

Alice C. Hill, The Fight for Climate After COVID-19 (2021)

 

Stewart Patrick, Reflecting Sunlight to Reduce Climate Risk (2022)

Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More

Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More

April 28, 2022

The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, the United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, and Japan marks Constitution Memorial Day as the country makes changes to its defense and security policy.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast

Kali Robinson, “How Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Amplify Food Insecurity in the Mideast,” CFR.org, April 21, 2022

 

Experts and Interactives Mentioned

Sheila Smith, CFR

Sheila Smith, “Constitutional Change in Japan,” CFR.org, March 11, 2021

China-Solomon Islands Pact, French Presidential Runoff, and More

China-Solomon Islands Pact, French Presidential Runoff, and More

April 21, 2022

U.S. officials visit the Solomon Islands to discuss China, voters in France head to the polls for a presidential runoff, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson travels to India.

 

Articles Mentioned on the Podcast 

Matthias Matthijs, “Macron vs. Le Pen: What’s at Stake in the French Election?,” CFR.org, April 20, 2022

IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

April 14, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank convene for their annual Spring Meetings, rumors fly of a North Korean nuclear test on the one-hundred-and-tenth anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth, and COVID-19 cases surge across China. 

 

Articles and Reports Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Europe and Central Asia Economic Update: War in the Region, The World Bank, April 10, 2022

 

Michelle Nichols, "U.S. pushes U.N. to cut N.Korea oil imports, ban tobacco, blacklist Lazarus hackers,” Reuters, April 13, 2022

France’s Presidential Election, ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ Pledging Event, and More

France’s Presidential Election, ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ Pledging Event, and More

April 7, 2022

France has the first round of its presidential election, Warsaw holds a global pledging event for Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons, and Pakistan faces a constitutional crisis.

 

Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Audrey Kurth Cronin, “War in the Digital Age,” The President’s Inbox, April 5, 2022

Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks, EU-China Summitry, and More

Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks, EU-China Summitry, and More

March 31, 2022

Russia-Ukraine peace talks continue in Istanbul, Turkey, officials from the European Union (EU) and China convene for a virtual trade summit, and Hungary holds closely watched general elections.

 

Blogs Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Michelle Gavin, Africa in Transition, CFR.org

Biden Visits Poland, Anxiety Over Oil Prices, and More

Biden Visits Poland, Anxiety Over Oil Prices, and More

March 24, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden travels to Poland as Russia’s war in Ukraine enters a new phase, leaders from OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and its allies convene virtually to discuss oil production, and international themes abound at the Ninety-Fourth Academy Awards.

 

Podcasts Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Charles A. Kupchan, “TPI Special: The War in Ukraine,” The President’s Inbox, February 25, 2022

NATO Leaders Talk Russia, OIC Ministers Meet, and More

NATO Leaders Talk Russia, OIC Ministers Meet, and More

March 17, 2022

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders meet in Brussels as Russia’s attacks in Ukraine continue, and ministers from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries discuss the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.