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Editors and correspondents of The Economist discuss the events shaping the world next week, in the studio and in the field. Published on Economist Radio every Friday.

Editors and correspondents of The Economist discuss the events shaping the world next week, in the studio and in the field. Published on Economist Radio every Friday.
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Editors and correspondents of The Economist discuss the events shaping the world next week, in the studio and in the field. Published on Economist Radio every Friday.

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Episodes

The week ahead: The Economist at 175

9/14/2018
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Following on from her essay on the future of liberalism in this week’s Economist, our Editor-in-Chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, along with deputy editor, Edward Carr, discuss The Economist 175 years after its founding. Also, how Zambia is heading towards a debt crisis. And introducing our new China column, Chaguan. Simon Long hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie "Cylinder One" (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:19:31

The week ahead: Wargames

9/7/2018
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Why joint military exercises by Russia and China should worry the West. And the battle for Syria’s last rebel redoubt looms. Also, the aftermath of the fire that blazed through the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:33

The week ahead: Myanmar’s atrocities

8/31/2018
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The UN accuses the Burmese army of genocide, what next for Myanmar? And the rising tensions between Italy and the EU. Also, the curious case of honey fraud in the United States. Christopher Lockwood hosts.

Duration:00:18:06

The week ahead: Above the law?

8/24/2018
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Will the recent revelations and convictions hurt President Donald Trump? And Australia’s ruling party sacks the prime minister, again. Also, how British universities are a rare booming export industry. Richard Cockett hosts

Duration:00:15:55

The week ahead: A call to arms

8/17/2018
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The global arms market is booming, and is tilting in the buyers’ favour. Also, how successful have the first 100 days back in power been for Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad? And the decline of public nakedness in Europe. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:15:13

The week ahead: Brazil’s telenovela election

8/10/2018
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Why the outcome of the upcoming general election in Brazil is harder to predict than usual. And how American sanctions will bring more agony to Iran’s dysfunctional economy. Also, could long school summer holidays around the world be having a negative effect on children and families? Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:33

The week ahead: The black hole of coal

8/3/2018
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India struggles to move away from fossil fuels towards renewables. And is there cause for optimism in Eritrea, Africa’s North Korea? Also, selling marijuana soon becomes legal in Canada. How will it change the country's high streets? Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:22

The week ahead: How to catch a crocodile

7/27/2018
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What to expect in Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe general election next week. Also, we look at how badly UN sanctions are hurting North Korea’s economy. And in Britain how body-worn cameras are spreading beyond the police force. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:16:22

The week ahead: Khan he fix it?

7/20/2018
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Will military tampering swing the Pakistani general election for Imran Khan? Also, Anne McElvoy and Sacha Nauta discuss identity politics. And how Spain is finally tackling the Valley of the Fallen. Christopher Lockwood hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:20:36

The week ahead: The Brexit fears

7/13/2018
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How the Brexit strain is causing the UK government to unravel. And we look ahead to Donald Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin. Also, why golf in Scotland is in decline. Christopher Lockwood hosts

Duration:00:21:27

The week ahead: The three T’s of Trump

7/6/2018
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Will the president who arrives at the NATO summit next week be Triumphant Trump, Tetchy Trump or Torpedo Trump? Also, how the discovery of a new gas field could mean a better economic future for Egypt. And the vegan attacks on boucheries in northern France. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:44

The week ahead: Courting controversy

6/29/2018
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A storm is brewing in America following the sudden retirement of Anthony Kennedy, a Supreme Court justice. And after seven years of war and mass displacement, how can Syria rebuild? Also, how a flawed test in China fails the country's young people. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:19:46

The week ahead: The Arab revolution

6/23/2018
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How radical reforms in Saudi Arabia are changing the Gulf and the wider Arab world. And in Turkey will President Recep Tayyip Erdogan be re-elected? Also, Anne McElvoy discusses free speech with comedian Corinne Fisher. Christopher Lockwood hosts Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:21:07

The week ahead: How Kim Jong won

6/15/2018
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How North Korea got the better of President Donald Trump at this week’s summit in Singapore. And after an important vote in the House of Commons, is the UK heading for a softer Brexit? Also, French President Emmanuel Macron leaves his mark on the world stage. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:16:47

The week ahead: Demolition man

6/8/2018
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How will President Trump’s wrecking ball approach to foreign policy harm America and the world? And Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, tell us why Canadians will not cower to Mr Trump on NAFTA. Also, the World Cup kicks-off next week. Which country will dominate the beautiful game? Daniel Franklin hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK)

Duration:00:26:42

The week ahead: Power to the populists

6/1/2018
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What does the new populist coalition government mean for Italy? And how Xinjiang in China has become a police state unlike any other. Also, the protests by Brazilian lorry drivers. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:20:00

The week ahead: Peace in peril?

5/25/2018
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Will the upcoming elections in Colombia threaten the peace deal with FARC? And introducing the Economist's forecasting model for the American mid-terms. Also, the calling off of the upcoming US-North Korea summit by President Donald Trump. Christopher Lockwood hosts

Duration:00:18:02

The week ahead: Gaza bloodshed

5/18/2018
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Why Israel is answerable for this week's deaths in Gaza, but the Palestinian parties, Hamas and Fatah, are also to blame. The Economist’s Adrian Wooldridge discusses the issue of open borders with author Rutger Bregman. And can Meghan Markle modernise the monarchy? Simon Long hosts.

Duration:00:20:05

The week ahead: Trump's Iran gamble

5/11/2018
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What damage has been done by Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal? Also, the shock result in Malaysia's general election. And the problems meeting global demand for blood plasma. Richard Cockett hosts

Duration:00:20:17

The week ahead: Disarmageddon

5/4/2018
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Our defence and diplomatic editor, Matthew Symonds, discusses how global arms control is unravelling. Also, can Britain right the wrongs from the Windrush fiasco? And how Georgia’s fashion industry is getting itself noticed. Christopher Lockwood hosts

Duration:00:21:45