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
Protesters hold a banner during a march, organized by media groups and journalist trade unions, calling for press freedom amidst the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. In addition to political pressure, journalists have increasingly been the targets of physical and verbal assaults from police Ivan Abreu / SOPA Images/Sipa USA via The Associated Press

There has been some discussion comparing modern times to that of the pre-First World War period. While that era was characterized by the social and economic effects of industrialization with little labour protections and the struggle of people living under colonial rule, the comparisons could likely be made to any era that suffered from conflict. What characterizes today's era in relation to that period is how actions against minority groups were often ignored, even if [...]

Tue, Jul 07, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
A Modern Martyr

Daniel Rey

The quiet resistance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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Tue, Jul 07, 2020
Source: History Today Blog
The Rules of Drinking

Michael Fontaine

The long history of drinking games – and how to win them.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2020
Source: History Today Blog
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (right), with Houlin Zhao (Zhao Houlin), secretary-general of the International Telecommunications Union, in 2017. (Photo: M. Jacobson-Gonzalez, ITU Pictures)

President Trump has clearly decided to deflect blame for the disastrous impact of the COVID-19* pandemic in the United States by attacking China and the World Health Organization (WHO). Of the two, the one that is likely to suffer more, with more consequences for the United States [...]

Wed, Jul 01, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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Mon, Jun 29, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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