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Preview: The Economist Magazine – Nov 26, 2022

Frozen out

The Economist – November 26, 2022 issue:

Europe faces an enduring crisis of energy and geopolitics

This will weaken it and threaten its global position

Disney brings back a star of the past. But its real problem is the script

Hollywood is suffering from the brutal economics of streaming

Russian “offshore journalists” need help, not hindrance

Europe should let them do their jobs

Previews: The Guardian Weekly, November 25, 2022

Cop27's climate anticlimax: inside the 25 November Guardian Weekly | Cop27  | The Guardian

Cop27’s climate anticlimax: inside the 25 November Guardian Weekly | Cop27 | The Guardian

Cop27 ended in a now-traditional blur of last-minute horse-trading, resulting in the welcome agreement of a finance deal for developing countries affected by global heating. But progress on eliminating fossil fuel usage – the key to slowing climate change – again seemed beyond the international community.

As winter descends on Ukraine, we focus on some of the war’s ripples around Europe. Jennifer Rankin reports from Antwerp, where the continued trade in Russian diamonds shines a light on loopholes in EU sanctions on Moscow. And Emma Graham-Harrison is in eastern Poland, where people’s proximity to the war is helping people to put aside past differences.

Then, in features, Luke Harding speaks to the Ukrainian defenders of Snake Island – who famously sent an expletive-laden rebuttal to a Russian warship at the start of the conflict – and finds out what happened next.

360° Views: Lena Pillars National Park, Siberia

Lena Pillars is the name given to a natural rock formation along the banks of the Lena River in far eastern Siberia. The pillars are 150–300 metres high, and were formed in some of the Cambrian period sea-basins. The highest density of pillars is reached between the villages of Petrovskoye and Tit-Ary.

Yakutia (Russian: Яку́тия, yah-KOO-tee-yuh), also known as the Republic of Sakha, is located in the Russian Far East, and is notable for being the world’s largest subnational governing body by area. Yakutia covers an area of more than 3 million km², representing about 18 percent of the Russian Federation, and making it roughly the size of India, despite having a population smaller than that of Rhode Island. The republic’s capital is Yakutsk.

Yakutia borders Chukotka to the northeast, Magadan Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai to the southeast, Amur Oblast to the south, Zabaykalsky Krai and Irkutsk Oblast to the southwest, Evenkia to the west and Taymyria to the northwest. In the north it has a long coastline with the Arctic Ocean.

News: Russia Ups Strikes As Zelensky Lays Out Peace Talk Rules, U.S. Elections

We give you the latest on the war as Russia ramps up its attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure and Volodymyr Zelensky lays out conditions for “genuine” peace talks. Plus: the US midterm elections and what the results mean for Ukraine, a flick through today’s papers and a check-in from Dubai Design Week.

Views: The New York Times Magazine – Nov 6, 2022

Inside the 11.6.22 Issue:

The Democrats’ Last Stand in Wisconsin

With the G.O.P. in control of a majority of statehouses, Democrats are fighting for seats in battleground states. Is it too late?

The Untold Story of ‘Russiagate’ and the Road to War in Ukraine

Russia’s meddling in Trump-era politics was more directly connected to the current war than previously understood.

A Championship Season in Mariachi Country

Every year along the Texas border, high school teams battle it out in one of the nation’s most intense championship rivalries. But they’re not playing football.

Headlines: Germany’s Olaf Scholz Visits China, Russia Set To Abandon Kherson

Germany’s chancellor Olaf Scholz visits China, the first leader of a liberal democracy to do so since the coronavirus outbreak. Plus: reports that Russian troops are ‘likely’ to abandon a city in Kherson, the business news and Andrew Mueller’s weekly round-up.

Previews: Foreign Affairs Magazine – Nov/Dec 2022

November/December 2022

Inside Foreign Affairs November/December 2022 issue:

The World According to Xi Jinping

What China’s Ideologue in Chief Really Believes

Russia’s Dangerous Decline

The Kremlin Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

The Sources of Russian Misconduct

A Diplomat Defects From the Kremlin

News: Trump Subpoena, A Russia ‘Gas Hub’ In Turkey, New Italian Parliament

Vladimir Putin says that Russia could develop a “gas hub” in Turkey. Meanwhile, can Peru’s embattled President Castillo finish his term despite impeachment attempts and criminal investigations? Plus: Italy’s new parliament is convening this week to instal its 68th government in 76 years.