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 fact that Zimbabwe is experiencing an [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

Kjell Nilsson-Maki via CartoonStoc

In Soviet mythology, the health of a country's economy, national power, and influence in the world are directly linked to the performance of its oil and gas industries. The famous Russian gas project, Nord Stream 2, threatens to disturb the European Union family, emphasizing the contrasting interests of various EU nations. The Castro 10 vessel has already laid the first pipes off the German shore, spanning a total of 30 kilometers [...]

Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
The Trump administration has [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

2017 Protests in South Africa (Reuters)

New hope is blowing across the African continent against the backdrop of toppled heads of government and state in South Africa and Zimbabwe and a rejuvenated government that is pursuing ambitious reforms in Ethiopia. Other recent examples of transitions from long-sitting governments have also played out in Burkina Faso and The Gambia where the sitting presidents' ambitions to remain in power (beyond their constitutional mandates) sparked a popular uprising in [...]

Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
Last week, following Jair Bolsonaro's performance in the first round of Brazil's presidential ele [...]
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR

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