Rohingya Muslim refugees carry an elderly woman to a settlement, after crossing the Myanmar Bangladesh border on September 07, 2017 in Balukhali Bazar, Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingya continue to cross the border after violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state when the country's security forces allegedly launched an operation against the Rohingya Muslim community.

Rohingya Muslim refugees carry an elderly woman to a settlement, after crossing the Myanmar Bangladesh border on September 07, 2017 in Balukhali Bazar, Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingya continue to cross the border after violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state when the country's security forces allegedly launched an operation against the Rohingya Muslim community.

While many of the big stories about President Donald Trump concern domestic politics, America’s new leader has had a major impact on the world.

Whether it’s the investigation into Russian election meddling or the growing tension with North Korea, President Trump’s presence is felt globally.

Meanwhile, this year also saw persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, an attempted coup in Turkey and major elections in Britain and France.

We look at the stories that shook the world in 2017.

Guests

  • Yochi Dreazen Foreign editor, Vox; author, "The Invisible Front"; co-host of a podcast called "Worldly"
  • Indira Lakshmanan Washington columnist for The Boston Globe and chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies
  • Christian Caryl Editor of DemocracyPost at The Washington Post; contributing editor, Foreign Policy; author of "Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century"

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