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    Mutual-appreciation anxiety: Putin and Erdogan

    Mutual-appreciation anxiety: Putin and Erdogan

    The presidents of Turkey and Russia make an odd couple; their former empires have clashed over centuries. We look at the fragile—but nonetheless worrisome—alliance between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. India’s economy is recovering but a longstanding drag on growth persists: the overwhelming fraction of women absent from the labour force. And an unlikely protest anthem rattles Cuba’s regime. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
     
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    The Economist Asks: Fiona Hill

    The Economist Asks: Fiona Hill

    How should President Joe Biden deal with President Vladimir Putin? At a point of “acute confrontation” between America and Russia, Fiona Hill, former official at the US National Security Council and expert on Russia, tells Anne McElvoy how post-Trump relations might look. Also, why Russian opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny is like Harry Potter— challenging a ruthless leader. Also, was Hill herself poisoned on a research trip in Russia in 2002?


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    Hell for Tether: a cryptocurrency crimped

    Hell for Tether: a cryptocurrency crimped

    The notionally dollar-pegged “stablecoin” quietly underpins many crypto-market moves. We ask what the currency issuer’s clash with New York authorities means for the wider crypto craze. In many African countries, parliamentarians are asked to fill public-service gaps—at great personal cost. We examine moves toward a fairer forking out of funds. And why physical-education exams are popping up in China.
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    Babbage: Collusions and collisions

    Babbage: Collusions and collisions

    After Facebook reached a deal with Australia, the tech giants are coming under fire once again -- this time from each other. Are their cosy monopolies under threat? Also, The Economist’s defence editor investigates the multi-billion dollar industry which exploits vulnerabilities in vital software. And, how whales could help the study of seismology in the ocean. Kenneth Cukier hosts 




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    Let the games be thin: Tokyo’s Olympic tussles

    Let the games be thin: Tokyo’s Olympic tussles

    Planners are in a corner. Delaying or cancelling the summer tournament looks like defeat; pressing ahead looks like a danger. We take a look at the sporting chances. Britain has decarbonised faster than any other rich country, but getting to “net zero” will be a whole lot harder. And why South Koreans have such trouble with noisy neighbours.
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    Money Talks: Pricing pollution

    Money Talks: Pricing pollution

    Could the success of the world’s biggest carbon market provide a model for the world? Plus, Cristina Junqueira, cofounder of Nubank, a Brazilian digital bank, on how the pandemic is supercharging the fintech revolution. And, why sports cards’ leap from the schoolyard to the stock exchange reveals the growing financial power of social networks. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts.


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Israel’s vaccination lead - highly exclusive!

Love this podcast, listen to it very frequently. However, yesterday I listened to the episode ‘Arms within reach: Israel’s vaccination lead’ and realised that you did not at all mention the fact that millions of Palestinians have been largely excluded from Israel’s ‘great vaccination campaign’. This is quite an important fact when considering the overall picture of this ‘lead’, don’t you think? I would love to see an episode where this issue is highlighted!

vanmay1 ,

Good mix of politics, economy and science

Great to take a step back from daily news noise. Great interviews. Really backed up facts and figures. A must

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Checks and Balance in UK?

Such a good team of three explaining the wonders and absurdities of the US. The future of NewYork was a great case in point. Can we have something similar for UK in post Brexit? The future of London would be fascinating.

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