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The Economist UK Edition

Jun 19 2021
Magazine

The Economist is the premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular Special reports on industries and countries.

Coronavirus briefs • To 6am GMT Jun 17th 2021

The world this week

Broadbandits • The new age of cyber-attacks could have huge economic costs

Worth the air miles • The meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin was a small step forward

The benefits of foresight • Investors in technology firms too often put up with ropy corporate governance. They may come to regret it

Peace gives a chance • Some steps that Iraqis could take towards building a functioning state

Protocol problems • Britain and the European Union should seek compromise over Northern Irish trade

Letters

Over there in the shadows • A spate of ransomware hacks highlights the challenges governments face as they try to defend themselves—and attack others—online

Border trouble • BELFAST AND LONDON

Aftermath of a murder • A panel finds that the capital’s cops are corrupt

Stonewalling • A campaigning LGBT charity turns a deaf ear to its critics

Neigh laughing matter • NEWMARKET

The British warning • Why rapid vaccination is not enough to keep reopening on schedule

Clicks and mortar • Out of doors and out of town is a winning combination

Not your dad’s army • Britain’s armed forces want to make better use of civilians

The two cultures, revisited • Britain’s intelligentsia is split by a new version of C.P. Snow’s divide

A whiff of détente • A return to traditional diplomacy in Geneva

Pyramid scheme • TIRANA

Grant me greenery, but not yet • BINGEN AM RHEIN

The EU: Made in America • America is an engine of European integration, intentionally or not

Look at Joe not go • WASHINGTON, DC

Keystone chimera • NEW YORK

A house divided • NASHVILLE

Yes they Khan • DALLAS

Gavin Newsom’s wild ride • How California is spending a $100bn windfall reveals a lot about its politics

Checking and balancing • DENVER

And in the blue corner • Terry McAuliffe’s victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial primary could be one for the history books

A destination in its own right • SALTILLO

The Latin American dream • AJIJIC

Gunboat diplomacy • Iranian warships seem bound for Venezuela. Will they get there?

Latin America’s silent tragedy • Prolonged school closures are inflicting lasting harm on a generation

Thirsting for change • KARBALA

New man in charge • JERUSALEM

Abiy’s coronation • AGARO AND AMBO

Taking off • Countries on the continent are blasting their way into the space race

The Modi blues • DELHI

Sausage party • SEOUL

Fever cabins • SINGAPORE

One-horse race • BEIJING

Wet winds of change • Climate change is remaking South Asia’s monsoon

No news is bad news • HONG KONG

Try this for size • HONG KONG

Is China serious about the climate? • Until China burns less coal, foreign firms will be reluctant to invest more there

Rich slum, poor slum • CAÑADA REAL AND KIBERA

The empire of Son • The Japanese tech-investing group has pulled off a stunning comeback. But some of its flaws remain

Down and up in lipstick valley • MILAN

Short circuit • A strange news report rattles Indian markets—and sheds light on a quirk

Timing is everything...


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The Economist is the premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular Special reports on industries and countries.

Coronavirus briefs • To 6am GMT Jun 17th 2021

The world this week

Broadbandits • The new age of cyber-attacks could have huge economic costs

Worth the air miles • The meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin was a small step forward

The benefits of foresight • Investors in technology firms too often put up with ropy corporate governance. They may come to regret it

Peace gives a chance • Some steps that Iraqis could take towards building a functioning state

Protocol problems • Britain and the European Union should seek compromise over Northern Irish trade

Letters

Over there in the shadows • A spate of ransomware hacks highlights the challenges governments face as they try to defend themselves—and attack others—online

Border trouble • BELFAST AND LONDON

Aftermath of a murder • A panel finds that the capital’s cops are corrupt

Stonewalling • A campaigning LGBT charity turns a deaf ear to its critics

Neigh laughing matter • NEWMARKET

The British warning • Why rapid vaccination is not enough to keep reopening on schedule

Clicks and mortar • Out of doors and out of town is a winning combination

Not your dad’s army • Britain’s armed forces want to make better use of civilians

The two cultures, revisited • Britain’s intelligentsia is split by a new version of C.P. Snow’s divide

A whiff of détente • A return to traditional diplomacy in Geneva

Pyramid scheme • TIRANA

Grant me greenery, but not yet • BINGEN AM RHEIN

The EU: Made in America • America is an engine of European integration, intentionally or not

Look at Joe not go • WASHINGTON, DC

Keystone chimera • NEW YORK

A house divided • NASHVILLE

Yes they Khan • DALLAS

Gavin Newsom’s wild ride • How California is spending a $100bn windfall reveals a lot about its politics

Checking and balancing • DENVER

And in the blue corner • Terry McAuliffe’s victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial primary could be one for the history books

A destination in its own right • SALTILLO

The Latin American dream • AJIJIC

Gunboat diplomacy • Iranian warships seem bound for Venezuela. Will they get there?

Latin America’s silent tragedy • Prolonged school closures are inflicting lasting harm on a generation

Thirsting for change • KARBALA

New man in charge • JERUSALEM

Abiy’s coronation • AGARO AND AMBO

Taking off • Countries on the continent are blasting their way into the space race

The Modi blues • DELHI

Sausage party • SEOUL

Fever cabins • SINGAPORE

One-horse race • BEIJING

Wet winds of change • Climate change is remaking South Asia’s monsoon

No news is bad news • HONG KONG

Try this for size • HONG KONG

Is China serious about the climate? • Until China burns less coal, foreign firms will be reluctant to invest more there

Rich slum, poor slum • CAÑADA REAL AND KIBERA

The empire of Son • The Japanese tech-investing group has pulled off a stunning comeback. But some of its flaws remain

Down and up in lipstick valley • MILAN

Short circuit • A strange news report rattles Indian markets—and sheds light on a quirk

Timing is everything...


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