The World Next Week
World Food Day, NATO Defense Ministers Meet, and More

World Food Day, NATO Defense Ministers Meet, and More

October 14, 2021

World Food Day is marked amid a rise in global food insecurity, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) defense ministers convene in Brussels, and a Libya in turmoil notes the tenth anniversary of Muammar al-Qaddafi’s assassination.

World Bank-IMF Meetings, Czech Elections Amid Pandora Papers Leak, and More

World Bank-IMF Meetings, Czech Elections Amid Pandora Papers Leak, and More

October 7, 2021

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund hold their annual meetings, the Czech Republic holds closely watched elections in the wake of the Pandora Papers leak, and the Group of Twenty (G20) convenes for an emergency summit on Afghanistan.

EU–Western Balkans Summit, U.S. Budget Talks, and More

EU–Western Balkans Summit, U.S. Budget Talks, and More

September 30, 2021

European Union and Balkan leaders hold a summit amid rising Kosovo-Serbia tensions, the U.S. Congress reaches a critical budget deadline, and the postponed Expo 2020 kicks off in Dubai.

Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More

Quad Leaders Gather, Germany Holds Elections, and More

September 23, 2021

The first in-person summit of the Quad—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—takes place; Germany’s general election is set to produce a successor to Angela Merkel; and Japan’s ruling party holds a leadership election.

World Leaders Convene at UNGA, Canadians Vote, and More

World Leaders Convene at UNGA, Canadians Vote, and More

September 16, 2021

The United Nations General Assembly holds its annual debate, Canadians vote in a close federal election, and U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a summit on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.