July 14, 2017

This week, the International Olympic Committee votes to name Los Angeles and Paris as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics; Iraq declares victory against ISIL in Mosul; China sets up its first overseas military base; and more.

July 7, 2017

This week, North Korea successfully tests an intercontinental ballistic missile that is potentially capable of striking the United States; President Trump and President Putin hold their first face-to-face meeting at the G-20 Summit; the UN Security Council approves a major reduction of peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region; and more.

June 30, 2017

This week, more than 7,000 FARC rebels turn in their weapons as part of the Colombian peace agreement; a new computer virus from the Ukraine wreaks havoc on governments and businesses worldwide; a generic and inexpensive HIV drug will be introduced in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda; and more.

June 23, 2017

This week, Russia vows to shoot down U.S. jets in Syria flying west of the Euphrates; construction of a border wall fuels a diplomatic row between Ecuador and Peru; officials from the BRICS nations meet in South Africa; and more.

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June 9, 2017

This week on Global Beat, several countries in the Gulf region sever diplomatic ties with Qatar; South Korea’s new president suspends the deployment of a U.S. antimissile defense system; Puerto Ricans decide on statehood; and more.


June 7, 2017

As part of the Mexico Initiative, a Pacific Council delegation recently returned from Mexico City, where the group sought to understand the state of current U.S.-Mexican relations in meetings with prominent Mexican leaders from a variety of sectors.

June 2, 2017

This week, President Trump is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Accord climate change agreement; a powerful new Ebola vaccine is headed to the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight a small outbreak; Yemen is on the brink of total collapse; and more.


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