Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

News: Johnson Survives Confidence Vote, Putin’s Threats, Milan Design

Boris Johnson survives a confidence vote – but at what price? Plus: Putin’s threats over Western weapon deliveries to Ukraine, a flick through today’s papers and a special update from the 2022 edition of Salone del Mobile.

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).

Morning News: Ukraine’s Borders, Regime Change In Russia, Social Media

Ukraine insists on territorial integrity as talks loom, President Biden says he is not calling for regime change in Russia, and single dad receives kidney donation from total stranger who replied on social media.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – March 19, 2022

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).

Political Analysis: Putin’s War, Economic Fallout From Invasion, Taiwan

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, where will Vladimir Putin stop? Plus, the economic consequences of the war in Ukraine (10:35) and how parallels with Taiwan are shaping Asian views of the conflict (16:35).