The World Next Week
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.

Trump Halts WHO Funding, Earth Day’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and More

Trump Halts WHO Funding, Earth Day’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and More

April 16, 2020

U.S. President Donald J. Trump announces a funding freeze and review of the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus pandemic, Earth Day is celebrated across the globe, and Cuba marks the fortieth anniversary of the Mariel boatlift.

Coronavirus Tolls Fluctuate Globally, G20 Foreign and Energy Ministers Meet, and More

Coronavirus Tolls Fluctuate Globally, G20 Foreign and Energy Ministers Meet, and More

April 9, 2020

Countries across the globe continue to face the challenges presented by the novel coronavirus, Group of Twenty (G20) foreign and energy ministers meet virtually, and Israelis struggle to form a governing coalition.

Hungary’s Parliamentary Vote, Journalists’ Increasing Struggle, and More

Hungary’s Parliamentary Vote, Journalists’ Increasing Struggle, and More

April 2, 2020

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban exercises sweeping executive powers amid the coronavirus pandemic, global and local media outlets face pressure, and Israeli leaders move to form a national emergency government.

U.S. Lawmakers Near Relief Deal, India Imposes Three-Week Lockdown, and More

U.S. Lawmakers Near Relief Deal, India Imposes Three-Week Lockdown, and More

March 26, 2020

U.S. lawmakers near a $2 trillion coronavirus relief deal as debate intensifies over economic pain versus lockdown efforts, Indians enter a nationwide, twenty-one-day lockdown, and fragile states and refugee camps begin to grapple with virus concerns.

G7 Foreign Ministers Convene Virtually, U.S. Imposes Sanctions, and More

G7 Foreign Ministers Convene Virtually, U.S. Imposes Sanctions, and More

March 19, 2020

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) member states convene virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the world calendar, virus concerns drive a rift between the United States and China, and U.S.-Iran tensions escalate again.

WHO Declares Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Markets Falter, and More

WHO Declares Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Markets Falter, and More

March 12, 2020

The World Health Organization declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, countries brace for a severe economic downturn, and the Afghan peace process confronts major obstacles.