Global Events

Global/International Current Events.  World news and foreign policy feeds refreshed daily.  Not simply headlines, but ideally covering stories from more in depth sources about the topics of the day.

  • Council on Foreign Relations | The World Next Week podcast is highly listenable, insightful,  informative.  A favorite.
  • The Economist | The Week Ahead podcast
  • Foreign Policy Blogs | The FPA Global Affairs Blog Network site
  • World News | Breaking US News and International News Headlines – GlobalPost is my best global news source.
  • The Ground Truth Project |  Blog of on-the-ground reporting around the world
Revolutionary Domesticity

Marta Olmos

Women, non-importation agreements and spinning bees in the American Revolution.

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Fri, Aug 07, 2020
Source: History Today Blog
The Sweet Sound of Success

Hester Grant

The Sharp siblings show the power of family to help and support each other towards greatness.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020
Source: History Today Blog

On July 16, the State Department released the Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights. The report, as Walter Russell Mead notes, is “a thoughtful and carefully reasoned document that may serve as an important landmark.” Given the Commission's charge, though, it should be titled “A Comprehensive Review of U.S. Human Rights Policy,” as this blogger requests in the public comment process.

In current policy practice, human rights policy [...]

Wed, Jul 29, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

With COVID-19 spread across the globe and spikes of cases emerging, economies have fallen into recession and energy markets have been severely impacted, bottoming out in April. The global gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 is now projected by the International Monetary Fund to decline to -4.9%; global GDP in 2019 was 2.9%. Furthermore, historic changes in energy supply and demand has elevated calls for structural sectoral change. The energy industry has been adversely [...]

Wed, Jul 29, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
Fallen Idols

Christopher Dickenson

In the ancient world, statues were not symbols of virtue and could take revenge on those who attacked them.

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Fri, Jul 24, 2020
Source: History Today Blog

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