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 last year has seen a period of deadlock in Eastern Ukraine, as the armed conflict continues into 2018 amid fruitless attempts to reach a stable ceasefire. But as new factors emerge, should we expect a flare-up in the Donbass region?

Permanent ceasefire remains beyond reach

The progress on Minsk II – the key agreement that was supposed to put end to the war in Donbass – has so far been minimal. While the original text [...]

Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
The Trump administration marks its first full year in office, the African Union Summit convenes in Ethiopia, and a sixth round of NAFTA talks continues in Canada. [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: The World Next Week |
Tyler McBrien is a research associate for education at the Council on Foreign Relations. [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR
President Donald Trump's January 11 comments denigrating African countries has produced a fierce, [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

In this continuation of GRI's series on the emerging technologies of war, Mauro Lubrano explains how additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – has the potential to impact the modus operandi of terrorist organizations, especially with regards to the ease of obtaining arms.

Additive manufacturing – the technology

Additive manufacturing refers to a process employed to create three-dimensional objects. Also referred to as “generative manufacturing” or – less accurately – 3D printing, it differs from conventional [...]

Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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