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

On June 24th, Saudi Arabia lifted the ban against women driving, which was in place for over 25 years. This reform came just days after the one-year anniversary of 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's (MbS) rise to power. Since his ascension, the young prince has initiated widespread social and economic reformsthroughout the kingdom, many of which have addressed women's rights. Despite the lift of the driving ban being a step in [...]

Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
After keeping his own citizens and the international community in suspense for over two years pas [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political v [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

Why the British government can't reveal more about an ‘open secret'.

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Sun, Aug 12, 2018
Source: History Today Blog
The Cambodian People's Party (CPP), led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, now utterly dominates Cambodia [...]
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR

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