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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: 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

The week ahead: Kim Jong-un crosses the line

4/27/2018
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ust how significant was the summit between North and South Korea? Also, French President Emmanuel Macron woos Washington. And the #MeToo movement gains momentum in Japan. Christopher Lockwood hosts

Duration:00:18:59

The week ahead: Israel 70 years on

4/20/2018
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We ask the author Amos Oz about 70 years of independence for Israel. And, the benefits of integrating refugees around the world. Also, the lasting damage being done to Poland by its ruling party, PiS. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:22:52

The week ahead: War crimes in Syria

4/13/2018
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What should the response be to the barbaric chemical attack in Syria? Also, how Germany is rethinking its identity. And, the evolution of the funeral business. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:18:04

The week ahead: A murder mystery

4/6/2018
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Latin America has 8% of the world's people but 38% of its recorded murders. Who is killing who and why? Also, the story behind the speeches of Martin Luther King. And, Japan’s sex industry is getting less sexual. Simon Long hosts

Duration:00:19:28

The week ahead: US and them

3/30/2018
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How will Putin react after America expels 60 Russian diplomats? Also, the latest developments in Catalonia’s quest for independence. And, on the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement a special feature from our Britain Editor, Tom Wainwright. Christopher Lockwood hosts.

Duration:00:20:56

The week ahead: Gunning for change

3/23/2018
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As America's Congress dithers on gun control, some states move forward with reforms. But will these laws save lives? Also, a new Russian generation speaks out. And, the hygiene revolution in Bangladesh. Christopher Lockwood hosts

Duration:00:20:57

The week ahead: You’re fired

3/16/2018
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What does the sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state mean for America? Also, Tanzania’s descent into dictatorship. And, a special feature on escaping gang life in El Salvador from our sister magazine, 1843. Christopher Lockwood hosts

Duration:00:20:54

The week ahead: Russia’s deadly spy games

3/9/2018
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Who is responsible for the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal? Also, the wait for elections in Malaysia. And a new doping scandal hits British sport’s

Duration:00:18:28

The week ahead: Xi forever?

3/2/2018
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Could Xi Jinping's rule as president last until his death? Also, Italy's woeful election choices. And what is next for Canada’s economy. Robert Guest hosts.

Duration:00:18:49

The week ahead: Russia's disinformation machine

2/23/2018
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What is being done to stop Russia interfering in western politics? The state of South Africa after Jacob Zuma. And: discovering the fortune-telling boom in South Korea. Christopher Lockwood hosts

Duration:00:16:18

The week ahead: Looming war in Congo

2/16/2018
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Robert Guest joins host Anne McElvoy to explain why war is once again threatening to ravage Congo. Also: young immigrants face uncertain futures in the USA and Al-Qaeda's foray into the world of women's magazines

Duration:00:19:00

The week ahead: The charade of North Korean diplomacy

2/9/2018
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The start of the Winter Olympics has seen a temporary thaw in relations on the Korean peninsula. But why is there no warming of relations with the US? Also, what’s ailing Latin American democracy. And understanding the twists and turns of Brexit. Christopher Lockwood hosts.

Duration:00:26:10

The World in 2018: Backlash

2/2/2018
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Is 2018 the year the populist surge grinds to a halt? John Peet discusses the prospect of a softening Brexit; Hong Kong's Chief Executive discusses Chinese influence; racial issues in America go under the microscope. And: why has the circus lasted for 250 years? Also, a poem to cheer us through 2018. Anne McElvoy and Daniel Franklin host

Duration:00:23:53