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

Can We Put It In Words?

Marking the centennial Armistice Day, Emanuel Macron called nationalism the opposite of patriotism. Whatever his inspiration, his comment should spur Americans to consider what nationalism means to us.

Macron may have been channeling historian Timothy Snyder, in his cite of novelist Danilo Kis: “… nationalism ‘has no universal values, aesthetic or ethical.'” Snyder quoted Kis in “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century.” This 2017 book [...]

Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
A year ago, Latin American nations and their bevy of pragmatic, market-friendly, middle-of-the-ro [...]
Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Source: Latin America | CFR
On November 28, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited soldiers and a military hospital in M [...]
Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR
World leaders convene in Argentina for the annual G20 summit, and a UN climate summit gets underway in Poland. [...]
Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Source: The World Next Week |

The scope of the conspiracy, the magnitude of the savagery, the imbecility of the cover-up, and the subsequent cheap royal mea culpa were all appalling. Jamal Khashoggi's death was a premeditated murder. The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, insisted that this criminal act transgressed against both Turkey-Saudi relations and all diplomatic norms, and that this could not simply be swept under the rug. He demanded that the criminals must be handed [...]

Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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