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The world this week
Exit wave • How China’s reopening will disrupt the world economy
The end of magical thinking • Relations with Europe have caused a decade of turmoil in British politics. Here’s how to use the next ten years better
Northern delights • Why the gusty North Sea could give Europe an industrial edge
Internet from the sky • The success of Starlink in Ukraine has ignited a new space race
Unspeakable • What the Kevin McCarthy saga portends for America’s Congress
The satellites that saved Ukraine • The small dishes that link Ukrainian troops to Elon Musk’s low-flying satellites have made a big difference. The world’s armies are taking note
Making little plans • CHICAGOThe lessons the Windy City has for America
Business time • NEW YORKCan office blocks be converted into places to live?
The chaos Congress • WASHINGTON, DCRepublicans struggle even to elect a speaker of the House
Wealth warning • Pay transparency laws do not work as advertised
A silenced majority • Why is the country divided so evenly? What might change that?
Big plans, not much money • BRASÍLIALuiz Inácio Lula da Silva has to deal with a fiscal crunch and a fickle Congress
Reinventing the Indo-Pacific • SINGAPORE, TOKYO AND WASHINGTON, DCA new super-region is taking shape—mainly to counter Chinese aggression
Cloud coup-coup land • SUVA AND WELLINGTONA historic transfer of power in the South Pacific
An area of darkness • DELHIA country without self-knowledge cannot be well-governed
Be careful what you wish for • Pakistan and China are finding they have little leverage with the Taliban
The tsunami • DEZHOUChina’s medical system is overwhelmed by covid patients. Yet an even bigger wave may be coming
Avoiding a zero-covid reckoning • Like Chairman Mao, Xi Jinping seems to believe that China’s rise trumps individual suffering
Nothing’s gonna stop us now • DUBAIIsrael’s radical new government will test the country’s ties with Arab states
Hands off • DUBAIWomen are breaking sexual taboos in the Middle East
The heavy cost of the coup • GEDAREFThe troubled east is a microcosm of Sudan’s post-putsch crisis
Hills to die on? • KYIVRussia is bleeding, but reinforcing, in eastern Ukraine
On the scent • MALAUCÈNEThe competing ambitions of walkers and shooters
Frenemies on the Oder • BERLINThe two NATO allies can’t stop squabbling. Politics is to blame
The 6% club • Fifty years ago, the European Union began its enlargement. It is the secret of its current success
Careful assembly required • BRUSSELS, DURHAM AND LONDONThe components for a better relationship are there. Putting them together will not be easy
Questions of recognition • A Scottish law on transgender rights raises questions about devolution
Windrush • BRIGHTONBritain’s offshore wind farms draw visitors
The dark ages • Youth is wasted on the young. But wealth is wasted on the old
The arguments will persist • ROMEPope Benedict’s death removes a problem for liberal Catholics, but the church’s future is still clouded with doubt
Joy and severity • Joseph Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, died on December 31st, aged 95
Europe’s new powerhouse • ESBJERG AND WILHELMSHAVENCan the old continent’s most turbulent body of water give it a second wind?
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