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

Heads of state attend the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada( Leon Neal/Getty Images)

The leaders of the 7-largest global economies gathered on the beautiful bank of Quebec's St. Lawrence river to acknowledge their commitment to resolve dire global issues according to “our shared values of freedom, democracy, (and) the rule of law.” The world has turned more or less into a shooting venue for a Spaghetti Western film as both leftist and rightist anarchists have [...]

Fri, Jun 15, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

President Trump's recent foreign adventures are unlikely to match Nixon's actions of July and August 1971 in historic significance.

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Fri, Jun 15, 2018
Source: History Today Blog
The London-based Saudi magazine, El Majalaa, is [...]
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR
The White House moves forward with tariffs on Chinese imports, the UN Security Council meets to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and World Refugee Day is marked around the world. [...]
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
Source: The World Next Week |

Not long ago the international community was celebrating the end of the Sochi Olympics in Russia. This was before Russia's involvement in the Middle East, before the conflict in Crimea as well as before the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight over a contested part of the Ukraine. The beginning of Russia's added military involvement started soon after Sochi, and there has been little analysis of Russia beyond tying it to the last Presidential elections, in [...]

Thu, Jun 14, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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