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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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The week ahead: Wir schaffen das

9/15/2017
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Angela Merkel will likely cruise to victory in next week's elections in Germany. But the far right AfD could become the third largest party in the Bundestag. What's behind their rise? Also, the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in some Caribbean islands exceeds their GDP. How will they recover and prepare for the next storm? And Congo's art scene takes off.

Duration: 00:17:03


The week ahead: Germany’s grand coalition or a clash of ideas?

9/8/2017
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German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is heading into the final two weeks of her election campaign following a lacklustre televised debate. Is it likely her CDU party will coast to victory? Also, why Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be ignoring the slaughter of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. And why Britain is the isle of spies. Helen Joyce hosts.

Duration: 00:17:02


The week ahead: An unwelcome visitor from Pyongyang

9/1/2017
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This past Tuesday, an inter-ballistic missile encroached into Japanese airspace. What does a belligerent North Korea mean for a pacifist Japan? Also, how will the UK’s Premier League cope with Brexit? And the resurgent party that’s reshaping the German election. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:18:37


The week ahead: Summer special

8/25/2017
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Josie Delap selects her top moments of the year so far, including a Trump-stumping quiz, Vladimir Putin singing 'Blueberry Hill' and how the price of tuna relates to the Japanese economy

Duration: 00:18:32


The week ahead: The Disunited States

8/18/2017
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By tying their fate to President Donald Trump, Republicans are harming their country and their party, says John Prideaux. Also on the show, Theresa May’s government accepts some inconvenient truths about Brexit. And why the world's most liveable cities might be the dullest. Christopher Lockwood hosts.

Duration: 00:20:41


The week ahead: A war of words, for now

8/11/2017
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Are America - and the world - on the brink of war with North Korea? Our defence editor, Matthew Symonds, explains why Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric raises the risk of a catastrophic escalation. Also, a woman has a stillbirth in El Salvador and is charged with homicide. How did a miscarriage lead to a murder charge? And why rich Chinese are going glamping. Helen Joyce hosts.

Duration: 00:21:22


The week ahead: Billionaires and generals

8/4/2017
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Will Mr Trump heed the advice of his newest chief of staff, John Kelly? Maybe in the short-term, says Jon Fasman, but even the best generals cannot discipline their commander-in-chief. Also, why China is radically overhauling its military policy. And you can now learn High Valyrian, a language from the series "Game of Thrones", through an app. Can it help our Johnson columnist, Lane Greene, achieve fluency? We put him to the test. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:17:42


The week ahead: Sharif no longer chief

7/28/2017
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Dominic Ziegler, our senior Asia correspondent, assesses the impact of the resignation of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's prime minister. Also, what can be done about Venezuela's slide towards dictatorship? And in Europe, why Poles are taking to the streets to defend their constitution. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:20:01


The week ahead: Schwarzenegger campaigns to terminate gerrymandering

7/21/2017
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Why is Arnold Schwarzenegger fighting for more competitive politics? He tells David Rennie, the Economist's Lexington columnist, that politicians in gerrymandered seats are like overweight people who should go to the "fucking gym". Also, Anne McElvoy, our Senior Editor, and Tom Wainwright, Britain Editor, tussle over the many versions of Brexit. And South Koreans rally against the elitist education system. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:19:47


The week ahead: Junior move

7/14/2017
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US editor John Prideaux parses the latest scandal to hit the American president. Did Donald junior break any laws by meeting a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign? Also, many African leaders see Paul Kagame's Rwanda as a model to emulate. They are wrong. And finally, why belief in sorcery has grave consequences in Papua New Guinea.

Duration: 00:18:28


The week ahead: Ballistic ambitions

7/7/2017
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Defence editor Matthew Symonds tells us why there is very little the world can do to stop North Korea from developing nuclear missiles. Also, why Britain's "Corbynistas" are actually middle class. And Islamic State retreats from Mosul, leaving behind a city in ruins. Helen Joyce hosts.

Duration: 00:19:48


The week ahead: The Donald divide

6/30/2017
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What would President Trump have to do to repel his ardent supporters? US editor John Prideaux reports on the state of his strongholds from West Virginia to Kansas. Also, is Theresa May's deal with the DUP worth its £1bn price tag? And why Japan's policies to reduce suicide are working. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:27:46


The week ahead: Modi the paper tiger

6/23/2017
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Stanley Pignal says India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi a better administrator than he is a reformer. Also, How is Orlando, Florida coping one year on from the Pulse nightclub attack? And teenagers join the Italian mob. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:29:58


The week ahead: The march of justice

6/16/2017
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He may be embattled, but attorney-general Jeff Sessions is already leaving his mark on America says John Prideaux. Also, questions mount over the cause of the fatal fire at a tower block in London. Is Jeremy Corbyn the Bill Gates of modern politics? And our Lexington columnist goes on the road with General Mattis. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:21:54


The week ahead: UK general election special

6/9/2017
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Prime Minister Theresa May’s gamble to hold a snap election turned out to be a big mistake. After failing to secure a majority in Parliament, her future is in doubt and the country in turmoil. Anne McElvoy speaks to strategists in Westminster about the practicalities of minority government. Our roundtable of experts mull the future of a Brexit deal without a clear mandate. And Nigel Farage - former UKIP leader - tells us he might return to politics.

Duration: 00:33:38


The week ahead: The missing middle

6/1/2017
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Editors Adrian Wooldridge and Anne McElvoy go in search of Britain's liberal centre and cross-examine polls predicting a hung parliament. Also: Congo's refugee crisis swells. And puritanical Saudi Arabia opens up to country music. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:19:57


The week ahead: Manchester in mourning

5/26/2017
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Our Britain correspondent Richard Cockett reports on a moving vigil held for the victims of the Manchester attack. Anne McElvoy and Adrian Wooldridge ponder the two sides of Theresa May. And how Brazil’s president Michel Temer could weather a mega-scandal: Josie Delap hosts

Duration: 00:22:29


The week ahead: Chaos First?

5/19/2017
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Lexington columnist David Rennie says despite the hysteria that has hit Washington, the Comey scandal is not yet Mr Trump's Watergate. Also: Anne McElvoy and Adrian Wooldridge parse the Labour and Tory manifestos. And why Israel needs a Palestinian state. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:29:34


The week ahead: The Economist meets Donald Trump

5/12/2017
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Our Editor-in-Chief evaluates Donald Trump's economic agenda and discusses the 'surreal' experience of meeting him in the Oval Office. Also on the show: Democrats smell blood after James Comey's dismissal. And two of our editors go head-to-head over Labour, Marx and political spouses.

Duration: 00:29:02


The week ahead: Macron marches on

5/5/2017
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As French voters choose their next president on Sunday, can Macron fight off Le Pen's populism? Anne McElvoy is joined by Adrian Wooldridge for a new segment, "First past the post truth", dissecting Britain's election campaign. Finally, Culture Editor Fiammetta Rocco looks forward to next week's Venice Biennale

Duration: 00:21:43

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