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
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

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yezidi minority, speaks to members of the U.N. Security Council at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Dec. 16, 2015 Eduardo Munoz—Reuters

A large policy discussion is taking place between the US government and the UN, refocusing, and in many cases slashing US contributions to UN agencies to adjust closer to current US foreign policy approaches. One example of an extensive refocus is [...]

Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
The war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in recent months has virtually drowned out [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR
As I noted late last year, 2017 was a disastrous year for democracy in Southeast Asia. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR

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