The World Next Week

U.S. Plans Beijing Olympics Diplomatic Boycott, Trump’s History Tour, and More

December 9, 2021

The United States announces a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, former President Donald Trump kicks off his History Tour, and Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual Constitution Day address amid rising Russia-Ukraine tensions.


Articles and Statements Mentioned on the Podcast


Barton Gellman, “Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun,” The Atlantic, December 6, 2021


Robert Kagan, “Our constitutional crisis is already here,” Washington Post, September 23, 2021


Jen Psaki, Remarks on the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, The White House, December 6, 2021


Vladimir Putin, “On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians,” The Kremlin, July 12, 2021


The Ukrainian army has got better at fighting Russian-backed separatists,” The Economist, November 30, 2021