From the print edition: The world this week
Jun 15th 2013
Jun 8th 2013
Jun 1st 2013
May 25th 2013
A government’s first job is to protect its citizens. But that should be based on informed consent,...
If Europe’s economies are to recover, Germany must start to lead
The “third arrow” of reform has fallen well short of its target; time for Shinzo Abe to rethink
States cannot pretend to be in good financial health unless they tackle pensions
Almost unnoticed, the UN is about to fight its first war. That is a gamble worth taking
America’s National Security Agency collects more information than most people thought. Will...
It’s hard, and getting harder
Americans are building beachfront homes even as the oceans rise
Jerry Brown has repaired California’s finances—but only in the short term
The unenviable task of rationing organs
A battle over school standards
At least, that’s how the candidates paint each other
Documents for the undocumented
The route from New Jersey to the White House is steep and narrow
A public-private effort to reduce violence in Mexico’s wealthiest city
A lengthy dispute over rival land claims turns violent
The real questions about Maduro’s victory have not been answered
Shinzo Abe disappoints with a timid attempt at structural reform
An accident of history may soon disappear
Running for president comes with risks
Hun Sen does not care about winning prettily
The emergence of a new leader and the downfall of the BJP’s grand old man
Some politicians are more retiring than others
After enduring a decade of criticism for its weakness, China’s currency now looks uncomfortably...
The sentencing of a dissident’s relative sends a stern message
China ponders sending more combat troops on UN peacekeeping missions
Freedom without democracy leads Hong Kong into all sorts of trouble
President Bashar Assad and his forces have won a new lease of life
The refugees are building a life, but the fighting is never far away
The defeat of an Islamist militia raises hope that law and order may return
In the run-up to the presidential poll, the authorities are blocking the web
A new UN intervention force in eastern Congo has the most robust of mandates
Might another country in the heart of Africa become ungovernable?
The old colonial power has apologised, sort of. But who has really benefited?
The prime minister chooses toughness over talk. The consequences for Turkey could be seriously...
Turkey remains highly exposed to loss of confidence by foreign investors
Europe once again looks anxiously to Karlsruhe
Even a relaunched political movement may not lift Vladimir Putin’s ratings
A transatlantic free-trade deal is needlessly held up over subsidies for film-makers
Two financial figures prepared to depart their jobs this week. The mightier one is Sir Mervyn King,...
Royal Bank of Scotland’s saviour is eased out
George Osborne has moved the centre ground of British politics
Parliament is much cleaner than its reputation suggests
Why London’s main streets are coming to resemble shopping malls
Britain’s second city puts forward bold plans to expand its airport
Returning rockers and reality TV spinoffs now fill arenas
Cuts to Britain’s arts funding are both regrettable and inevitable
Britain’s leader envisages a world of tax compliance and clear corporate ownership. The obstacles...
The editor of our former foreign-affairs newsletter died on June 8th, aged 77
A neglected piece of public furniture gains a new lease of life
Germany, now the dominant country in Europe, needs to rethink the way it sees itself and the world,...
A guide to Germany’s federal elections
Germany’s vision for Europe is all about making the continent more competitive
The ingredients of German economic success are more complex than they seem
Germany’s Energiewende bodes ill for the country’s European leadership
To overcome its skills shortage, Germany needs to remodel its society
A successful Europe requires a new kind of Germany
Court documents shed light on the manoeuvrings of Shell and ENI to win a huge Nigerian oil block and...
A new cyber-industrial complex is rising. Should you worry?
For all the hardship it is inflicting, the crisis is helping many firms sharpen up
The purchase of an Israeli start-up shows the allure of online maps
Comic-book characters continue to conquer the box office
Apple follows others into the booming bit of the music industry
Brazilian women are making remarkable progress, not least in business
The prospect of less quantitative easing in America has rocked currency and bond markets in the...
The latest fashion in equity investing
Are high oil prices here to stay?
State-run banks’ bad debts are making economic recovery harder
The signal sent by no signal
A new study shows that the fiscal impact of migration is broadly neutral
Helping youngsters to sell stakes in their future
China’s credit boom has got people worried. Should they be?
A new lightweight lift cable will let buildings soar ever upward
Islands may amplify the biggest waves, not break them
Testing every adult in India for HIV would save both lives and money
Chimpanzees’ personas seem more complex than people’s
Will a bipolar world be peaceful?
Tools for pondering imponderables
Opening up an empty quarter
Making sense of America's new energy resources
A fine tale of of the operating room
The Cloisters marks its 75th anniversary with a celebration of the unicorn
Tim Samaras, storm chaser and researcher, died on May 31st, aged 55
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