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.
Coronavirus data • To 6am GMT March 31st 2022
The world this week
Why Ukraine must win • A decisive victory could transform the security of Europe
Back to the dark ages • The Taliban are shackling half the Afghan population
Here comes the Sunshine State • What America can learn from Florida’s boom
These septic isles • Devolution is making the United Kingdom chronically discontent
This leader is amazing!! #ad • Social influencers are becoming a serious business
Confidence from the bunker • KYIV
The fifth week of war:
Moving targets • For the moment, Russian forces have given up on Kyiv. What next?
The social experiment • NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, DC
Seeds of learning • WASHINGTON, DC
Hold the salt • CARLSBAD
Rhetoric v reality • WASHINGTON, DC
Older and wiser? • Views on the war reveal a striking generational divide
The Reverse Roosevelt Doctrine • Joe Biden’s ad-libbed outburst masks his caution in dealing with Vladimir Putin
A lurch to the left • SANTIAGO
Injudicious judges • GUATEMALA CITY
The battle for Brazil • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is ahead but Jair Bolsonaro is still in the running
No country for young women • The Taliban are pushing females out of public life
Pokémon dough • SEOUL
Roubles in paradise • BANGKOK
Getting closer • WELLINGTON
Out of the frying pan • SINGAPORE
No way back • The invasion of Ukraine has turned Japan definitively against Russia
We need to talk about Ukraine • BEIJING
An old problem • BEIJING
The fire inside • Deciphering a Tibetan pop star’s self-immolation
The dangers of sitting too long • HONG KONG
No checks, no balances • A terrible plane crash prompts a revealing anti-media backlash
The shifting sands of diplomacy • DUBAI, ISTANBUL AND JERUSALEM
Break with the past • MUSCAT
The road not taken • ADDIS ABABA
Red line • ABUJA
The never-ending party • NAIROBI
Last-ditch pitch • BUDAPEST
Can Germany forgo Russian imports? • BERLIN
A bit more of a competition • PARIS
Of bureaucrats and lovers • It will take years for Ukraine to become an EU member. Better start working on it now
So close, so far • BELFAST AND DUBLIN
#Putin’sWar • Ukraine is the most wired country ever to be invaded
The rise of the influencer economy • PARIS
Store wars • Laws and litigation threaten a big source of Apple’s and Google’s profits
Shanghai stops • Lockdowns strike at the heart of China Inc
Outsourcing 2.0 • MUMBAI
Managerial trolleyology • A corporate scandal and a thought experiment teach how not to sack workers
Born to Vin • SINGAPORE
War and wokery • Is cancel culture coming to free trade?
A little help from a friend • NEW YORK
Diversionary tactics • What can Russia do to sell its unwanted oil?
Side channels • MUMBAI
Late to disinflate • Can the Fed pull off an “immaculate disinflation”?
Wounded bear • Under unprecedented sanctions, how is the economy holding up?
Menu costs • WASHINGTON, DC
Before death do us part • WASHINGTON, DC
The once and future king • The dollar’s clout...