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Target: Taiwan • Preventing a war over the island is becoming increasingly difficult
The new Germany • Thanks to Vladimir Putin, Europe’s most important country has woken up
Climate policy, at last • America’s green-plus spending bill is flawed but essential
How to help with those bills • There are better, fairer and cheaper ways than meddling with prices
Bail early, bail often • Ghana is asking for a 17th bail-out. Surprisingly, that is a good sign
Schafft Deutschland das? • BERLIN The war in Ukraine is forcing Europe’s most important country to face challenges well beyond those of military prowess. They will be hard to handle
And now for my next act • WASHINGTON, DC Joe Biden’s signature legislative proposal is on track to become law, at last
Cops, robbers and votes • MINNEAPOLISCrime and policing continue to split Democrats
Seeing the wood for the trees • PORTLAND, OREGON A new sustainable building material may help revitalise forests
Oops, I did it again • ATLANTAMore people are trying to take their weapons on planes
Extreme goes mainstream • DENVER, COLORADO, AND SANDPOINT, IDAHO Right-wing extremists are adapting to a post-Capitol-riot America—by pushing into politics
Utmost gravity • How the raid on Mar-a-Lago could shake America’s foundations
The jet set and the rest • BUENOS AIRES Inequality in Latin America is fuelling populist politics
Darkness returns to Guatemala • The drift to authoritarianism accelerates in Central America
The three-body problem • The arsenals of China, India and Pakistan are growing. But the countries are not yet in an arms race
The crownless again shall be king • SEOUL Yoon Suk-yeol tries to claw back the powers of the prosecutor’s office
Voice recognition • ULURU, NORTHERN TERRITORY The prime minister wants to include Aboriginals in the constitution
Worst. Election. Ever. • More violence, more corruption, more fraud. But fewer deaths—so far
Lost in transition • Post-war justice is a nice idea. Too bad about the politics
Peace, of a sort • Afghanistan is poorer and hungrier than a year ago. But it is safer
Danger ahead • BEIJING, TAIPEI AND WASHINGTON, DC The crisis over Taiwan could mark the beginning of a perilous new era of hostility between China and America
Al-Qaeda and Islamic State are both digging into Africa • DAKAR AND DUBAI Their African franchises are now punchier than those in the Middle East
Joule in the rain • DUBAI The Emirates hope to jolt clouds into sharing their bounty in an arid land
Too close to call • GATUNDU The contest is going down to the wire, signalling a momentous shift
Making a success out of failure • ACCRA AND NGLESHI AMANFRO Despite frequent bail-outs, Ghana is surprisingly prosperous
The rungs of escalation • WASHINGTON, DC What would push the West and Russia to nuclear war?
Putin’s disposables • DNIPRO AND KYIV Russia is forcing Ukrainian conscripts into battle
Minds in pieces • KYIV The harm to mental health is only just becoming clear
Defeat foretold • ROME Can anything stop the radical right?
The great French mustard shortage • DIJONA vain search for a condiment in its home town
Feeling the heat • A changing climate is bad news for a continent that doesn’t much like change
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