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The Economist

Mar 19 2022
Magazine

The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores domestic and international issues, business, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts.

The world this week • To 6am GMT March 17th 2022

The alternative world order • The war in Ukraine will determine how China sees the West—and how threatening it becomes

Trading with the enemy • Confrontation with Russia highlights a growing tension between free trade and freedom

Pacifist no more • The giant at the heart of Europe has woken up at last

Tilting at windfalls • Governments should not seize energy companies’ profits

Facing the facts • Biology must sometimes trump identity. Sport offers the clearest example

Letters

No end in sight • KYIV AND MYKOLAIV

The third week of war:

Herman’s ladder • How things get worse

Rotten porridge • CHICAGO

Cruel and unusual punishment • DALLAS

Swimming in controversy • The issue of transgender women is splitting the sporting world

Abort mission • NEW YORK

Say it ain’t snow • NEW YORK

You lovely island • SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

Courting trouble • There is no conflict between Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife’s unhinged activism. That is the problem

Can’t grow, won’t grow • MEXICO CITY

Planes, a train and automobile fuel • FELIPE ÁNGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The heart and head of Gabriel Boric • Chile’s new president won from the left. Can he govern like that?

The resurrection of Najib Razak • JOHOR BAHRU

Heat island • MUMBAI

Side-effects • TOKYO

Into the ground • COLOMBO

Behind the shoji screen • An uncomfortable debate about nuclear weapons resurfaces in East Asia

Testing the “limitless” • BEIJING

China tweaks its covid strategy • Beating the Omicron variant will require more vaccinations and less fear

The dhow usually wins • KHASAB

Message by missile • Iran takes advantage of the crisis in Ukraine to attack Iraq’s Kurds

Behind by a country vial • CAPE TOWN

Game over • TUNIS

Hot coffee • NAIROBI

Ploughshares to swords • BERLIN

Unassailable • POISSY

The Z factor • Russian propagandists turn on pro-Western “traitors”

The cats and dogs of war • KYIV AND LVIV

NATO-lite • KYIV AND LONDON

An unappetising menu • Does Rishi Sunak have the stomach for what he must swallow?

Value-chain reaction • NEW YORK

Good news and bad news • CNN enters the streaming business at an opportune moment

Read and follow • Companies will need to up their game to comply with Russia sanctions

Should I stay or should I go? • BERLIN

Tonal language • SHANGHAI

WeBinged • A corporate fiasco makes for strangely compelling television

Loafing can be work • Daydreaming, promenading and zoning out all pay rich dividends

The silicon state of mind • Has Silicon Valley lost its monopoly over global tech?

Economic freedom v political freedom • SAN FRANCISCO

A deep ditch • HONG KONG

With reservations • The new dilemmas of foreign-exchange reserve managers

A Russian phenomenon • WASHINGTON, DC

When China met the free market • A nickel-trading fiasco leaves three big unanswered questions

Power grab • Politicians turn to a tax that is enticing on paper, but tricky in practice

False promise • NEW YORK

War games • The disturbing new relevance of...


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The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores domestic and international issues, business, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts.

The world this week • To 6am GMT March 17th 2022

The alternative world order • The war in Ukraine will determine how China sees the West—and how threatening it becomes

Trading with the enemy • Confrontation with Russia highlights a growing tension between free trade and freedom

Pacifist no more • The giant at the heart of Europe has woken up at last

Tilting at windfalls • Governments should not seize energy companies’ profits

Facing the facts • Biology must sometimes trump identity. Sport offers the clearest example

Letters

No end in sight • KYIV AND MYKOLAIV

The third week of war:

Herman’s ladder • How things get worse

Rotten porridge • CHICAGO

Cruel and unusual punishment • DALLAS

Swimming in controversy • The issue of transgender women is splitting the sporting world

Abort mission • NEW YORK

Say it ain’t snow • NEW YORK

You lovely island • SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

Courting trouble • There is no conflict between Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife’s unhinged activism. That is the problem

Can’t grow, won’t grow • MEXICO CITY

Planes, a train and automobile fuel • FELIPE ÁNGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The heart and head of Gabriel Boric • Chile’s new president won from the left. Can he govern like that?

The resurrection of Najib Razak • JOHOR BAHRU

Heat island • MUMBAI

Side-effects • TOKYO

Into the ground • COLOMBO

Behind the shoji screen • An uncomfortable debate about nuclear weapons resurfaces in East Asia

Testing the “limitless” • BEIJING

China tweaks its covid strategy • Beating the Omicron variant will require more vaccinations and less fear

The dhow usually wins • KHASAB

Message by missile • Iran takes advantage of the crisis in Ukraine to attack Iraq’s Kurds

Behind by a country vial • CAPE TOWN

Game over • TUNIS

Hot coffee • NAIROBI

Ploughshares to swords • BERLIN

Unassailable • POISSY

The Z factor • Russian propagandists turn on pro-Western “traitors”

The cats and dogs of war • KYIV AND LVIV

NATO-lite • KYIV AND LONDON

An unappetising menu • Does Rishi Sunak have the stomach for what he must swallow?

Value-chain reaction • NEW YORK

Good news and bad news • CNN enters the streaming business at an opportune moment

Read and follow • Companies will need to up their game to comply with Russia sanctions

Should I stay or should I go? • BERLIN

Tonal language • SHANGHAI

WeBinged • A corporate fiasco makes for strangely compelling television

Loafing can be work • Daydreaming, promenading and zoning out all pay rich dividends

The silicon state of mind • Has Silicon Valley lost its monopoly over global tech?

Economic freedom v political freedom • SAN FRANCISCO

A deep ditch • HONG KONG

With reservations • The new dilemmas of foreign-exchange reserve managers

A Russian phenomenon • WASHINGTON, DC

When China met the free market • A nickel-trading fiasco leaves three big unanswered questions

Power grab • Politicians turn to a tax that is enticing on paper, but tricky in practice

False promise • NEW YORK

War games • The disturbing new relevance of...


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