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

Shipan Kumer Basu, head of the Hindu Struggle Committee, meets with President of India Ram Nath Khovind

The minorities in Bangladesh are in a dire and tragic predicament. According to Shipan Kumer Basu, head of the Hindu Struggle Committee, “The constitution of Bangladesh gives certain rights to the minorities of the country,” Basu says. “Everyone in the state is supposed to grant equal treatment under the law to all minority communities to enjoy their own culture, [...]

Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
The UN Security Council debates new sanctions against North Korea, the United States marks sixteen years since the September 11 terror attacks, and Hurricane Irma heads for the U.S. mainland. [...]
Thu, Sep 07, 2017
Source: The World Next Week |
The Nigerian government has announced that the [...]
Thu, Sep 07, 2017
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

The Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland in 1167 sowed the seeds for centuries of tension between England and the Irish.

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Thu, Sep 07, 2017
Source: History Today Blog
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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they begin a meeting at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Reuters)

Recently, the U.S. has reached out to India to help it stabilize the situation in Afghanistan. This mirrors the U.S.' efforts to solicit China's assistance in resolving the North Korean crisis. While these maneuvers acknowledge both India and China's importance in their respective geographic areas, they simultaneously reduce both [...]

Thu, Sep 07, 2017
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs


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