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
At a population conference in New York, Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) Eze [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

In August 2017, two Chinese warships carrying an unidentified number of military personnel berthed on the coast of the East African nation of Djibouti, signaling the first Chinese military base outside of the South China Sea. This commitment enhances the country's military presence in Africa, as over 3,000 troops have been stationed in Mali, Liberia and South Sudan for peacekeeping missions in the last few years.

According to Beijing, the purpose of the site [...]

Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
French President Emmanuel Macron comes to Washington for an official state visit, the ASEAN Summit kicks off in Singapore, and people around the world celebrate Earth Day. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: The World Next Week |

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-in plan to meet somewhere, maybe in June.

As you have probably heard. President Donald J. Trump has accepted an invitation to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.* People who were genuinely worried that Trump was going to start a needless war with North Korea now seem to be nearly as worried that he is going to talk to them and inadvertently trigger a calamity. In normal circumstances, of course, as [...]

Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

Picture of a S-200, NATO codename SA-5 Gammon, a 1980s era missile that was able to shoot down a modern F-16I after a strike in Syria two months ago.

Syria has been the subject of international attention this week due to the recent strike by US, UK and French forces on chemical facilities operated by Syrian President Assad's forces. Russia, Syria's ally on the UN Security Council, has put out several statements condemning actions by Western [...]

Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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