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
President Duterte poses with Chinese sailors during yesterday's tour of the Chinese warship Chang Chun docked at the Sasa Port in Davao City. (The Philippine Star)
A Labor Day weekend phone call by U.S. President Donald Trump to his counterpart in the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, sparked criticism from human rights groups—one of which accused Trump of “essentially endorsing Duterte's murderous war on drugs” while adding, “Trump is now morally complicit in future killings.” [...]
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
This is the first post in a series in which I examine China's efforts to bolster its soft power and its prospects for success.
In recent years, China has stepped up its soft power offensive in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia, among other regions of the globe. About two months ago, The Economist chronicled Beijing's soft power boom, in a lengthy story that examined the ways in which China attempts to bolster its softer [...]
Source: Asia Unbound – CFR
While tweets and speeches may continue to cause consternation in Mexico and Canada, the existential threat to NAFTA seems to have passed.
President Donald Trump is now talking about giving “renegotiation a good, strong shot” rather than rescinding the free trade agreement entirely. On the docket will be intellectual property, labor rights, e-commerce, rules of origin and the environment – issues Canada and Mexico are happy to upgrade, the outlines already defined within the ill-fated [...]
Source: Latin America | CFR
Source: The World Next Week |