Tag Archives: Political Analysis

Opinions: Globalization Remade, Latin America Mired, Battle Tank Fix

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the remaking of globalisationLatin America’s vicious circle (9:55), and does the tank have a future? (17:55).

Political Review: Russia’s ‘Rotten Army’, Macron’s Challenge, Culture Wars

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how rotten is Russia’s armyFrance’s re-elected president prepares for a tough second term (10:30) and a struggle over artistic freedom suggests a better way out of the culture wars (15:25). 

Political Views: China Gets It Wrong, Ukraine Stakes, Crypto Utopias

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, what is China getting wrong? Also, why the world should stand up to Putin (10:43). And, crypto and web3: libertarian dream, or socialist Utopia? (18:27).

Analysis: Ukraine Victory Importance, Anti-Media In China, Social Influencers

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, why a Ukrainian victory would transform the security of Europe, a terrible plane crash prompts a revealing anti-media backlash in China (11:20) and the serious business of social influencers (18:30).

Political Analysis: Ukraine War & China, Free Trade, War’s Corporate Fallout

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: how the war in Ukraine determines China’s view of the world (9:45), confronting Russia shows the tension between free trade and freedom (16:42), and who are the corporate winners and losers in Russia’s war​​.

Political Analysis: Putin’s Repression, Commodity Chaos, China Backs Russia

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, why Vladimir Putin is resorting to repression at home; (10:15) how war and sanctions have caused commodities chaos; (16:35) and why Xi Jinping has placed a bet on Russia.

Political Analysis: Putin’s War Escalates, Climate Change, French Debate

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the horror ahead in Ukraine, why climate change must be adapted to as well as opposed (11:25) and why France needs a proper debate ahead of its presidential election (15:40).

News Analysis: Putin’s Russia, Performative Work, Soccer’s Elite

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to talk to Mr Putinthe rise of performative work (9:45) and the lingering effects of covid-19 on elite footballers (15:00).

Analysis: Threats To U.S. Democracy, Pandemic Economies, Video Games

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to think about the threat to American democracywhich economies have done best and worst during the pandemic (10:33) and whether video games really are addictive (17:34).

Politics: The New Normal Has Arrived, Metaverse Lords, Future Of Europe

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the Christmas double issue of The Economist. This week: has the new normal already arrived? Plus, meet the lords of the metaverse (10:10) and, a century apart, two men with very different dreams contend for Europe’s future (17:50).