Robert McMahon

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The World Next Week Podcast: June 4, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Assistant Editor David Feith preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits the United States; an IAEA board meeting is held in Vienna; the Iranian opposition stages demonstrations on the anniversary of last year's elections; and the World Cup games begin in South Africa.

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The World Next Week Podcast: May 28, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon Rose preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: a peace jirga convenes in Afghanistan; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits France and the United States; Brazil hosts Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan; and Colombia holds presidential elections.

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The World Next Week Podcast: May 21, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Senior Editor Sasha Polakow-Suransky preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Asia; Lebanese President Rafik Hariri visits Washington; and the whistleblower accused of leaking Israeli nuclear secrets heads back to jail.

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The World Next Week Podcast: May 7, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits Washington; indirect peace talks resume in the Middle East; concerns over Greek financial contagion grow; and France debates the burqa ban.

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The World Next Week Podcast: April 30, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Britain holds general elections; a review conference on nuclear nonproliferation takes place at the United Nations; and Turkey’s Ergenekon trial drags on.

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The World Next Week Podcast: April 23, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Europe deals with a massive ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland; a U.S. commission on debt reduction meets for the
first time; and Afghan leaders prepare for a national peace conference.

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The World Next Week Podcast: April 9, 2010

Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon Rose and CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Washington hosts a global nuclear summit; Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes an announcement on the country's new centrifuges for uranium enrichment; and the BRIC nations meet in Brasilia.

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The World Next Week Podcast: March 26, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: the UN Disarmament Commission meets in New York; French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits the United States; former U.S. Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan testifies before the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; and the UN's donors' conference hears a plan for reconstructing Haiti.

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The World Next Week Podcast: March 19, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Senior Editor Sasha Polakow-Suransky preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: the Middle East Quartet meets in Moscow; U.S. President Barak Obama travels to Indonesia, Australia, and Guam; the American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its annual policy conference in Washington; and Washington hosts the U.S. – Pakistan Strategic Dialogue.

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The World Next Week Podcast: March 12, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: a new round of Middle East peace talks gets off to a shaky start; the United States pushes for sanctions on Iran; Greece tries to balance its budget; and Doha, Qatar, hosts the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

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The World Next Week Podcast: March 5, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Iraq holds parliamentary elections; Chile faces criticism for its response to last week’s earthquake; and China’s National People’s Congress meets in Beijing.

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The World Next Week Podcast: February 26, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Pakistan continues its efforts to capture Taliban leaders; U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Latin America; Russia deals with changes in its "near abroad;" and China’s National People’s Congress meets in Beijing.

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The World Next Week Podcast: February 19, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces continue the Marja offensive in Afghanistan; Israelis and Palestinians weigh participating in U.S.-led  peace talks; and the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan meet in New Delhi.

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The World Next Week Podcast: February 5, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Washington debates U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed budget for 2011;  efforts in Haiti shift from rescue to rebuilding; and the head of political affairs for the United Nations visits North Korea.

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The World Next Week Podcast: January 29, 2009

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: the world reacts to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address; countries release emissions targets for the year 2020; Munich hosts a key international security conference; and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko faces the opposition leader Vicktor Yanukovych in a presidential run off election.

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The World Next Week Podcast: January 22, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his first State of the Union address; the World Economic Forum holds its annual conference in Davos; the leaders of Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan meet for a trilateral summit in Istanbul; and London hosts an international conference on Afghanistan.

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The World Next Week Podcast: January 15, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: Haiti struggles to cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake; members of the Muslim Brotherhood go on trial in Cairo; U.S. President Barack Obama’s deadline passes for closing the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay; and Darfur peace talks resume.

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The World Next Week Podcast: January 8, 2010

CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and Foreign Affairs Associate Editor Joshua Yaffa preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: the United States debates the security implications of the Christmas Day terrorism incident; an alleged Somali pirate goes on trial in New York; unrest grows in Iran; and Ukraine holds presidential elections.

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The World Next Week Podcast: December 4, 2009

Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon Rose and CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: the Obama administration moves to implement its new strategy in Afghanistan; the United Nations kicks off climate change talks in Copenhagen; Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan begins his visit to the United States; and the United States and Russia prepare to sign a new agreement to cut atomic weapons.

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The World Next Week Podcast: November 20, 2009

Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Gideon Rose and CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon preview major world events in the week ahead.

In this week's podcast: U.S. President Barack Obama returns from his tour through Asia; Honduras holds presidential elections; Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the United States; and New York prepares for the trials of the 9/11 terrorism suspects.

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