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.
Getting the job done • Vladimir Putin’s war is failing. The West should help it fail faster
Into the Carolean era • The monarchy is an anachronism, yet it thrived under Elizabeth II. That holds lessons for all democracies
The perils of wishful thinking • To fix America’s inflation problem, the Federal Reserve must go big
House on fire • China’s deepening housing crisis threatens upheaval
Getting away with murder • Reforming police forces is the only way to reduce the slaughter on America’s streets
Something in the ether • BIRMINGHAM, EDINBURGH AND STEEPLE BUMPSTEADOur special section begins by examining Britons’ strong sentiments towards their head of state. With Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign over, they seem likely to weaken
Neighbourly relations • BELFASTThe queen helped with the process of reconciliation
What sort of king will Charles be? • He seems likely to model his monarchical style on his mother’s
The end of an era • Despite social and political upheaval, Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign strengthened the monarchy
Fewer children, fewer coalminers, less cabbage • How Britain changed socially and culturally under Elizabeth II
Realms and republics • Will the new monarch keep his mother’s favourite club going?
Before politics paused • The chancellor’s sacking of his most senior official rattles the Treasury
What would Walter say? • The deception inherent in 19th-century monarchy still works in the 21st
America Inc • WASHINGTON, DCJoe Biden’s industrial policy is big, bold and fraught with difficulty
Will the polls misfire again? • WASHINGTON, DCOur statistical model can show what the election would look like if they do
Bucking modernity • PENDLETON, OREGONA small town in eastern Oregon is a holdout for cowboy culture
California goes universal • OAKLAND, CALIFORNIAIts programme is costly, but has many potential benefits
Looking beyond GDP • WASHINGTON, DCThe Biden administration aims to quantify the economic costs of ecological decay
The other MAGA • DALLASA grassroots group channels public frustration in the Lone Star State
Hillbilly effigy • How the left and J.D. Vance learnt to despise each other, and what that says about elites
Poilievre the pugilist • The opposition’s new leader is a political brawler
Hugs with a thug • Is Gustavo Petro’s rapprochement with Venezuela over-eager?
Wake-up call • TOKYOWar in Ukraine has transformed security politics in Japan
Sweet success • NUKUSLiquorice flourishes in the salty dead zones of the dried-up Aral Sea
General chaos • CHIANG MAI, THAILANDEconomically illiterate generals are running Myanmar into the ground
A changed climate • Australia finally passes a law to reduce emissions
Heirs aberrant • South-East Asia’s dreadful monarchs show the perils of succession
Next-generation thinking • New leaders will soon inhabit many of China’s top posts. Will they make a difference?
Change the channel • Having splurged on roads and railways, China now has plans for grand canals
They will take blood • The government is mass-collecting dna from Tibetans
Forbidden love story • BEIJINGA film about rural outcasts makes waves
China will not ditch Russia, for now • China’s goal in Ukraine is Western disunity and failure, more than...