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
Donald and Ivanka Trump with Dubai partner Hussain Sajwani

Donald and Ivanka Trump with Dubai partner Hussain Sajwani

President Donald J. Trump's global conflict-of-interest problems just got a little bit bigger. As McClatchy DC reports in detail, Trump and a Dubai property development partner have hired a shady Chinese government construction firm to build a part of the Trump International Golf Club Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This news comes “despite a pledge from Donald Trump that his family business [...]

Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

Amidst recurring bullish predictions and rhetoric of Asia's rise we should be careful of falling into complacency. Despite years of high economic growth, Asia faces many serious challenges. Regional political relations, economic health, water-security and demographic trajectories will push many key Asian nations towards instability.

Western leaders have watched, with envy and concern, the rapid growth rates of countries in Southern and Eastern Asia. Many commentators agree that the Asian Century is upon [...]

Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
Every day seems to bring worse news about the spiraling conflict in Rakhine State in western Myan [...]
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political v [...]
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

As China and India continue to face off over a tiny patch of Himalayan highland, Bhutan is caught in the middle with the dispute as much about Bhutan's foreign policy as it is about territory.

Beijing and New Delhi have been facing off over the 34 square kilometres that constitute the Doklam (called Donglang in China) region close to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. China and India have a difficult legacy of border [...]

Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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