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Get a daily burst of illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents. Our reporters dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be. A unique perspective on the issues and events shaping your world.
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    The Weekend Intelligence: Gaza, after the dust settles

    The Weekend Intelligence: Gaza, after the dust settles

    After nine months of war in Gaza, people are beginning to discuss the aftermath. Satellite imagery shows around 60% of buildings in Gaza are damaged or destroyed. Schools, hospitals, the sanitation system are in ruins. Just clearing the rubble will take years.

    Focusing on the long term, many neglect what needs to happen on day one. Gazans say the territory is becoming lawless. Who will control security, and with what legitimacy? Does anyone have a coherent plan?

    In this special episode of The Weekend Intelligence The Economist’s editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Bedoes considers the dangerously rosy thinking about Gaza’s future and asks what happens when the dust settles.

    Music credit: Epidemic Sound and Blue Dot Sessions

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    Dicky birds: the next pandemic?

    Dicky birds: the next pandemic?

    The scars of the covid pandemic are still raw, but now a virus spreading among farm animals could leap to humans. Could bird flu become the next pandemic? White women are sometimes absolved of blame in the crime of slavery in America (9:50). Research suggests they may have been culpable too. And meet the creator of Dateline, the Economist’s history quiz (17:25).
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    Boom! Episode 3: 1987 - Little lies

    Boom! Episode 3: 1987 - Little lies

    The American economy was thriving again. On Wall Street, boomers were making more money than they could have ever imagined. But from factory workers to Vietnam veterans to farmers, there were plenty of losers too. The question was whether Washington could hear them.

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    Veep show: America meets J.D. Vance

    Veep show: America meets J.D. Vance

    J.D. Vance was largely unknown in American politics until Donald Trump picked him as his running-mate for vice-president. Last night he gave his first speech to the Republican National Convention. Why is trade so sluggish within Latin America (11:34)? And forget management books: literature offers the best lessons in leadership (20:14). 
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    • 25 min
    Food for thought: raising the world’s IQ

    Food for thought: raising the world’s IQ

    If you don’t have enough food in the first 1,000 days of your life, your brain may never reach its full potential. Our correspondent discusses what better nutrition would mean for the world. Undersea cables are the arteries of our telecommunications system, but that also makes them vulnerable (9:13). And a new powder may help make periods less of a bloody nuisance (17:42).
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    • 22 min
    Lost in stagnation? Japan’s economic paradox

    Lost in stagnation? Japan’s economic paradox

    After decades of torpor, is Japan recovering its dynamism? Our correspondent turns to an ancient bento box merchant to test Japan’s economic future. A new study shows how few therapies tested on animals end up being applied to humans (10:02). And if you don’t know a pickle fork from a fish fork, it could be time to take an etiquette class (16:28).
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