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Boom time in the Gulf • An energy crisis and fresh alliances are making the region more powerful—and more volatile
Putin doubles down • Ukraine has a window of opportunity to push back the invaders before more arrive
Truss’s rusty Reaganomics • Transplanting 40-year-old economic policy from America to Britain will not work
Thinking outside the box • Neuroscience is experiencing a renaissance. Not before time
Should Europe worry? • How afraid should it be of Giorgia Meloni, the woman expected to be Italy’s next leader?
Global energy flows Docks, stocks and many floating barrels • DOHA, DUBAI AND SHARJAHRussia’s war has rammed a gun barrel into the mechanics of the energy trade. A great re-engineering is under way
Wooing the waverers • NEW YORKA strengthened Joe Biden warns of global disorder if Russia wins in Ukraine. But many countries want to stay out of geopolitical rivalries
Bad politics? • WASHINGTON, DCRepublicans’ proposed abortion ban could backfire
Et tu, New York • WASHINGTON, DCThe former president faces a sweeping new lawsuit
Claws out • PORTLAND, MAINEMaine’s lobster industry is feeling the pinch
Trans plans • New standards of care for transgender people are causing concerns
Revving up • DETROITMotor City is once again betting on the car industry to ride to its rescue
In praise of the deep state • Despite common criticism, there is plenty of good news about American government
The unknown known • SÃO PAULOThe Economist interviews Lula, the front-runner to be Brazil’s next president
Bukele’s big re-election lie • Abolishing term limits is the road to tyranny
Chain reaction • BAC NINHTrade wars, a pandemic and deglobalisation have all failed to stop Vietnam’s rise. Now comes the hard part
Unholy spirit • DELHIIndia’s capital has run out of booze
Pass the button • SEOULKim Jong Un considers devolving power over his nuclear arsenal
Border disorder • ALMATYDeadly fighting erupts between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
The kaleidoscope turns • Why Narendra Modi criticised Vladimir Putin in Samarkand
The widening gap • Despite recent reforms, many internal migrants will remain second-class citizens
A bit more Mao-like • BEIJINGHow Xi Jinping might change the Communist Party’s constitution
Still frosty • Where things stand between Asia’s two biggest countries
The Abraham economy • DUBAI AND TEL AVIVSince the Abraham accords were signed in 2020, Israel’s trade and security ties with Arab states have blossomed
Burning their hijabs • Women rise up against the Islamic Republic
Hostages to fortune • DAKARA junta kidnaps friendly foreign soldiers, imperilling a un peacekeeping mission
Escaping the dead hand of dictatorship • MSUNDWETwo years after saving its democracy, Malawi remains the world’s poorest peaceful country
The Brothers are coming • ROMEWhat will Italy’s next government be like?
Halfway measure • Vladimir Putin stops short of a full call-up of troops
The guns do the talking • Renewed fighting in the Caucasus shows Russia’s waning influence
The Reverse Luxembourg • If national vetoes are to be allowed in Europe, a way must be found to stem their abuse
The smoked-salmon offensive • After a frosty decade, business leaders are warming to...