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The Economist UK Edition

Sep 25 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 data • To 6am GMT September 23rd 2021

The world this week

The mess Merkel leaves behind • As a much-admired chancellor bows out, her successor will face big unresolved problems

Resurfacing • America is at last acting to counter China in Asia. But strengthening military ties is just the start

Gas puzzlers • The first energy squeeze of the green era has important lessons for governments

Bail-outs and bedlam • Can “common prosperity” lead to financial stability in China?

Why Georgieva should go • A scandal over data and China has undermined the credibility of the IMF’s boss

Letters

Enter AUKUS • HONG KONG, PARIS AND WASHINGTON, DC

Flaring up • Soaring energy bills are a problem for firms, households and the government

Baron net • Debrett’s, a guide to toffs, goes digital

North-south divide • EDINBURGH

Kicking it back downstairs • A court puts decisions about gender medicine back in doctors’ hands

Yellow Tories • Liberal Democrats are courting Conservative voters

The YouTube migrants • SUTTON

Dirty politics • An anti-green backlash could reshape British politics as radically as Brexit did

The hunt for the Merkel middle • BERLIN, CELLE, FRANKFURT AND MUNICH

A dash of yellow • BERLIN

The conjuror in the Kremlin • MOSCOW

Chosen ones • An election showcases Christian democracy

The great sub snub • Humiliation by America will reaffirm France’s desire to build up European autonomy

Build, baby, build • BERKELEY

Ahead of the science • WASHINGTON, DC

Safety in numbers • Case numbers have risen. How much of that is because of schools reopening?

Free now to speak • A professor’s resignation highlights pressures to conform

The Floyd effect • As shootings rose, 911 calls fell in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder

Legal and rare • JACKSON

Chuck’s modest leadership • On the risks and rewards of the Democratic Senate leader’s relentlessly clubbable style

A pointless election • TORONTO

Fishing for compliments • Chilean salmon take a vigorous leap towards sustainability

Medieval mapping • A monk in 14th-century Italy wrote about the Americas

The pen versus the paramilitaries • A Nicaraguan writer reflects on exile from a dictatorship

Not so black and white • JOHANNESBURG

Sum of a preacher man • CANAANLAND

Bye-bye, Bouteflika • The former president is dead, but his regime lives on

Power politics • DUBAI

Going round in circles • TOKYO

In and out • MUMBAI

Duterte harried • MANILA

Off-target • SEOUL

Bamboo-shoots of resistance • A campaign of civil disobedience to military rule in Myanmar is turning violent

Black, white and red all over • The Communist Party increasingly controls Chinese-language media outside the country

Low-hanging fruit • China has agreed to stop financing coal projects abroad. Will it do more?

How AUKUS is viewed from Beijing • To China, the new alliance is proof that America’s plan is containment

Northern exposure • During the pandemic the world has largely escaped flu. But as the northern winter draws in, scientists fear it may return

Neutral but not idle • LEUVEN

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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 data • To 6am GMT September 23rd 2021

The world this week

The mess Merkel leaves behind • As a much-admired chancellor bows out, her successor will face big unresolved problems

Resurfacing • America is at last acting to counter China in Asia. But strengthening military ties is just the start

Gas puzzlers • The first energy squeeze of the green era has important lessons for governments

Bail-outs and bedlam • Can “common prosperity” lead to financial stability in China?

Why Georgieva should go • A scandal over data and China has undermined the credibility of the IMF’s boss

Letters

Enter AUKUS • HONG KONG, PARIS AND WASHINGTON, DC

Flaring up • Soaring energy bills are a problem for firms, households and the government

Baron net • Debrett’s, a guide to toffs, goes digital

North-south divide • EDINBURGH

Kicking it back downstairs • A court puts decisions about gender medicine back in doctors’ hands

Yellow Tories • Liberal Democrats are courting Conservative voters

The YouTube migrants • SUTTON

Dirty politics • An anti-green backlash could reshape British politics as radically as Brexit did

The hunt for the Merkel middle • BERLIN, CELLE, FRANKFURT AND MUNICH

A dash of yellow • BERLIN

The conjuror in the Kremlin • MOSCOW

Chosen ones • An election showcases Christian democracy

The great sub snub • Humiliation by America will reaffirm France’s desire to build up European autonomy

Build, baby, build • BERKELEY

Ahead of the science • WASHINGTON, DC

Safety in numbers • Case numbers have risen. How much of that is because of schools reopening?

Free now to speak • A professor’s resignation highlights pressures to conform

The Floyd effect • As shootings rose, 911 calls fell in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder

Legal and rare • JACKSON

Chuck’s modest leadership • On the risks and rewards of the Democratic Senate leader’s relentlessly clubbable style

A pointless election • TORONTO

Fishing for compliments • Chilean salmon take a vigorous leap towards sustainability

Medieval mapping • A monk in 14th-century Italy wrote about the Americas

The pen versus the paramilitaries • A Nicaraguan writer reflects on exile from a dictatorship

Not so black and white • JOHANNESBURG

Sum of a preacher man • CANAANLAND

Bye-bye, Bouteflika • The former president is dead, but his regime lives on

Power politics • DUBAI

Going round in circles • TOKYO

In and out • MUMBAI

Duterte harried • MANILA

Off-target • SEOUL

Bamboo-shoots of resistance • A campaign of civil disobedience to military rule in Myanmar is turning violent

Black, white and red all over • The Communist Party increasingly controls Chinese-language media outside the country

Low-hanging fruit • China has agreed to stop financing coal projects abroad. Will it do more?

How AUKUS is viewed from Beijing • To China, the new alliance is proof that America’s plan is containment

Northern exposure • During the pandemic the world has largely escaped flu. But as the northern winter draws in, scientists fear it may return

Neutral but not idle • LEUVEN

Two new...


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