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
Each year, the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) issues [...]
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

Seeking to become a dominant force in global high-tech manufacturing, the Chinese government launched what's being called “Made in China 2025.” By using subsidies, mobilizing state-owned enterprises, and pursuing intellectual property acquisition, the program aims to catch up with, and then surpass, western technological prowess in advanced industries.

However, Washington argues that the policy relies on the discriminatory treatment of foreign investment, forced technology transfers, intellectual property theft, and cyber espionage, among others. This has led [...]

Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
As I summarized in a [...]
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR

Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who had represented North Carolina's 3rd congressional district since 1995, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. Jones became ill in July 2018, when he began missing votes in the House of Representatives. He was re-elected unopposed in November, but was too weak to travel to Washington. Instead, his longtime colleague Rep. G. K. Butterfield, a Democrat from a neighboring district, traveled to Jones's home in Farmville, North Carolina, to administer [...]

Mon, Feb 11, 2019
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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