The World Next Week

Munich Security Conference, Remembering Nixon’s China Trip, and More

February 17, 2022

The Munich Security Conference is the stage for crisis diplomacy amid high tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border, the world marks the fiftieth anniversary of former U.S. President Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China, and the UN Environment Programme issues its annual Frontiers report.


Books Mentioned on the Podcast


Margaret MacMillian, Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World (2007)


Reports and Statements Mentioned


Frontiers 2022: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches, UN Environment Programme, February 17, 2022


Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development, The Kremlin, February 4, 2022


2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, February 15, 2022