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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.

Biden’s Vaccination Goal Nears, UNSC Votes on Syria Aid Pipeline, and More

Biden’s Vaccination Goal Nears, UNSC Votes on Syria Aid Pipeline, and More

July 1, 2021

The deadline for President Joe Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans passes, the UN Security Council votes to maintain aid deliveries between Turkey and Syria, and the world marks UFO Day.

TWNW Presents: Summer Reading Special Episode

TWNW Presents: Summer Reading Special Episode

June 17, 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.

 

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

G7 Summit, NATO Summit, and More Summits

G7 Summit, NATO Summit, and More Summits

June 10, 2021

World leaders meet for summits of the Group of Seven (G7) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). U.S. President Joe Biden convenes with European Union leaders, and sits down separately with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mexico’s Midterms, Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen, and More

Mexico’s Midterms, Hong Kongers Remember Tiananmen, and More

June 3, 2021

Mexico holds pivotal midterm elections, Hong Kongers attempt to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and Peruvians vote in a divisive presidential runoff.

Belarus’s Plane Diversion, Mali’s ‘Coup Within a Coup,’ and More

Belarus’s Plane Diversion, Mali’s ‘Coup Within a Coup,’ and More

May 27, 2021

Belarus faces global condemnation after grounding an airplane to arrest a dissident journalist; West Africa braces for the fallout from Mali’s second coup in nine months; and the United States marks Memorial Day and one hundred years since the Tulsa Race Massacre.