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
The Beard Maketh the Man

Eleanor Rycroft

During the Renaissance, the beard was the defining feature of a man.

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Fri, Aug 23, 2019
Source: History Today Blog
In an [...]
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

Protesters deface the emblem of Hong Kong.

The U.S.' great power competition with China is intensifying on a number of fronts simultaneously, namely trade, security, and human rights. Current U.S. pressure on China through the Hong Kong protests actually manages to intertwine all three areas concurrently. However, as with the origins of current U.S.-Russian tensions being traced back decades to several factors, including NATO expansion, it's unrealistic to expect Chinese restraint to last indefinitely. The eventual [...]

Wed, Aug 21, 2019
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
President Muhammadu Buhari is [...]
Tue, Aug 20, 2019
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR
Protesters occupy the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration on August 12, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

Democracy is always messy, because people by nature are not perfect. Democracy is neither a perfect solution or system because it is run and set up by people who are often flawed and make mistakes. That being said, it is the best system of government that has been created in human history. It has [...]

Mon, Aug 19, 2019
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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