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The Economist: The Week Ahead

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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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English


Episodes

The week ahead: Fixing a broken Zimbabwe

11/24/2017
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Robert Mugabe could not conceive of an end to his 37 years of rule. But now he’s gone. So is this a new dawn for the citizens of Zimbabwe? Also, how the last act of Angela Merkel’s political story is getting messy. And why some see natural disasters as a time to thieve. Helen Joyce hosts

Duration: 00:19:18


The week ahead: Mugabe’s downfall

11/17/2017
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We assess the future for Zimbabwe following the removal of President Robert Mugabe. Also, will Alabama send a Democrat to the US Senate? And Chile’s disgruntled voters head to the polls to elect a new President. Robert Guest hosts

Duration: 00:16:45


The week ahead: The Trump test

11/10/2017
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One year after President Trump was elected, we quiz our correspondents' knowledge about his time in office. What is the connection between Larry Flynt and Mr. Trump? And what was behind that pained expression in Sean Spicer's eyes? We answer all those pressing questions and more

Duration: 00:29:55


The week ahead: Do social media threaten democracy?

11/3/2017
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As the US Senate hears evidence on the spread of Russian misinformation online, we ask if social media are undermining democracy. Plus, how the Weinstein storm is ripping through Westminster. And could America's good cop, bad cop routine ease tensions with North Korea? Helen Joyce hosts.

Duration: 00:19:38


The week ahead: Separatism and sensibility

10/27/2017
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As Catalonia’s regional government declares independence, we explore the next stage of the unfolding crisis in Spain. Russia's president Vladimir Putin has established himself as the country's latest Tsar. A trip to Mexico reveals how Donald Trump is reversing the historical partnership of Mexico and the United States. And we take stock of the Balfour Declaration a hundred years on

Duration: 00:24:18


The week ahead: Japanese voters go to the polls

10/20/2017
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Japanese voters go to the polls in a snap election, called with the intention of solidifying the prime minister’s position. Could a lurking nuclear threat from North Korea produce a shock result? Also, as Kurdish fighters relinquish control over Kirkuk, where does that leave their dream of independence? And why Italy is tinkering with its electoral law. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:14:23


The week ahead: The world's most powerful man

10/13/2017
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China's president Xi Jinping wields tremendous power both at home and abroad; our China editor explains why this is cause for concern. Also, foreign radio stations take aim at North Korea. And we discuss the nominees for this year's Man Booker prize

Duration: 00:16:35


The week ahead: Crisis management

10/8/2017
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As Spain descends into turmoil, our Europe editor explains what the Madrid government should do to placate Catalonia’s secessionists and keep the country together. And a vivid report from Puerto Rico reveals the devastation and confusion left in the wake of hurricane Maria

Duration: 00:17:03


The week ahead: Macron’s mega-mission

9/29/2017
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Sophie Pedder, our Paris bureau chief, analyses whether President Macron will succeed in his grand plans to reform France and the European Union. Also, are China’s courts improving? And we discuss the increasing number of political murders in South Africa. Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:16:43


The week ahead: Another question of succession

9/22/2017
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Our senior editor, Michael Reid, says the Catalan question in Spain could catalyse similar movements around Europe. Also, amid the tragedy of another quake, Mexicans can find small consolations. And does New Zealand deserve its clean, green reputation? Josie Delap hosts.

Duration: 00:18:32


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

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