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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.

U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Biden and Ukraine’s Zelensky Convene, and More

U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Biden and Ukraine’s Zelensky Convene, and More

August 26, 2021

United States combat troops are set to fully withdraw from Afghanistan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets U.S. President Joe Biden in the White House, and Iraq hosts a regional summit.

TWNW Special: The Taliban Returns

TWNW Special: The Taliban Returns

August 19, 2021

Afghans await what will follow the Taliban’s seizure of Kabul, foreign capitals grapple with the consequences of the collapse of Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government, and recriminations fly in the United States over the Taliban’s return to power.

Climate Report Causes Concern, Taliban Attacks Escalate, and More

Climate Report Causes Concern, Taliban Attacks Escalate, and More

August 12, 2021

The world reacts to a grim report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Taliban forces advance across Afghanistan as the United States completes its withdrawal, and Ethiopia’s civil conflict worsens.

TWNW Presents: Summer Reading Special Episode (Rebroadcast)

TWNW Presents: Summer Reading Special Episode (Rebroadcast)

August 5, 2021

In this special episode of The World Next Week, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins joins James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss the books they recommend reading, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and the books they’re reading for fun. (This is a rebroadcast.)

 

Read more about Jim, Bob, and Carla’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.

 

Jims Picks:

This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arm Race, by Nicole Perlroth

Objects of Desire, by Clare Sestanovich

Nine Nasty Words: English in the GutterThen, Now, and Forever, by John McWhorter 

 

Bobs Picks:

Missionaries, by Phil Klay

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks

“Power of the Powerless” in Living in Truth, by Vaclav Havel

 

Carlas Picks:

The Price of Peace: Money , Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, by Zachary D. Carter

The Transparency of Time, by Leonardo Padura

George Smiley Novels, by John le Carré

Iran’s New President Takes Office, U.S. Debt Ceiling Drama, and More

Iran’s New President Takes Office, U.S. Debt Ceiling Drama, and More

July 29, 2021

Iran’s next president, Ebrahim Raisi, takes office; the suspension of the United States’ debt ceiling ends; and the summer wildfire season sets new records.

Olympics Kick Off in Tokyo, Biden and Iraq’s Al-Kadhimi Meet, and More

Olympics Kick Off in Tokyo, Biden and Iraq’s Al-Kadhimi Meet, and More

July 22, 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games kick off in COVID-19’s shadow, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, and South Africans deal with the fallout from days of deadly rioting.

King Abdullah Visits the White House, Netanyahu’s Trial Resumes, and More

King Abdullah Visits the White House, Netanyahu’s Trial Resumes, and More

July 15, 2021

Jordanian King Abdullah II visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial for bribery charges resumes in Jerusalem, and world leaders convene virtually for an emergency Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.

Bolsonaro Faces Corruption Charges, Haitians Mourn Late President, and More

Bolsonaro Faces Corruption Charges, Haitians Mourn Late President, and More

July 8, 2021

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces COVID-19 corruption charges, Haitians confront political uncertainty in the wake of President Jovenel Moise’s assassination, and China-EU talks heat up in Brussels.