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The Intelligence

By The Economist

Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.

  1. 1.
    The persecution of a people: China’s repression of the Uyghurs10/20/2020
    22:25
  2. 2.
    Loved Labour’s won: landslide in New Zealand10/19/2020
    21:09
  3. 3.
    Más MAS? Bolivia’s election10/16/2020
    22:20
  4. 4.
    A close-it call: Nigeria’s uprising10/15/2020
    22:14
  5. 5.
    Scared strait: Taiwan10/14/2020
    23:55
  6. 6.
    Food chain broken: famine in Yemen10/13/2020
    22:27
  7. 7.
    In their own Swede time: pandemic pragmatism10/12/2020
    23:49
  8. 8.
    Buy the way? Kyrgyzstan’s post-election chaos10/09/2020
    21:36
  1. 9.
    More-civil discourse: Pence and Harris debate10/08/2020
    23:07
  2. 10.
    Clerical era: Iraq in a hard place 10/07/2020
    19:38
  3. 11.
    Sailing into the wind: Boris Johnson10/06/2020
    22:18
  4. 12.
    Ill-disposed: Trump’s hospital stay10/05/2020
    21:58
  5. 13.
    In Syria’s trouble: an embattled despot digs in10/02/2020
    22:02
  6. 14.
    Enclave on edge: Armenia and Azerbaijan10/01/2020
    20:23
  7. 15.
    Shoutshow: Trump and Biden clash09/30/2020
    23:42
  8. 16.
    No-tax-and-spend policy: Trump’s tax returns09/29/2020
    21:57
  9. 17.
    Bench press: Trump’s Supreme Court pick09/28/2020
    23:45
  10. 18.
    Another matter: the Breonna Taylor verdict09/25/2020
    23:14
  11. 19.
    Winter is coming: covid-19’s next phase09/24/2020
    24:13
  12. 20.
    America’s next top chamber, modelled: the Senate battle09/23/2020
    22:55
  13. 21.
    Stumbling block: the battle over WeChat09/22/2020
    22:44
  14. 22.
    Judge dread: the fight for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat09/21/2020
    22:47
  15. 23.
    Uneasy lies the head: Thailand’s under-fire king09/18/2020
    23:45
  16. 24.
    Conviction politics: Florida’s disenfranchised felons09/17/2020
    22:33
  17. 25.
    Sanctuary in Sochi: Belarus’ dictator clings on09/16/2020
    21:32
  18. 26.
    After Abe: Japan’s new prime minister09/15/2020
    21:12
  19. 27.
    Homework: the future of the office09/14/2020
    21:31
  20. 28.
    Great walls of fire: America’s west coast burns09/11/2020
    21:25
  21. 29.
    Genocidal intent? Deserters recount Rohingya atrocities09/10/2020
    23:40
  22. 30.
    Unpicking the thread: forced labour in Xinjiang09/09/2020
    21:37
  23. 31.
    Subcontinental drift: India’s covid spike09/08/2020
    20:50
  24. 32.
    Pact unpacked: wobbly Brexit talks09/07/2020
    20:47
  25. 33.
    Back to the future-planning: France09/04/2020
    22:29
  26. 34.
    Rough seas and safe seats: Caribbean elections 09/03/2020
    21:27
  27. 35.
    In a class, by themselves: pupils head back to school09/02/2020
    21:35
  28. 36.
    Integration, differentiation: migrants in Germany09/01/2020
    22:21
  29. 37.
    Ill be going: Abe Shinzo’s legacy08/31/2020
    20:44
  30. 38.
    Shot down, in flames: Kenosha, Wisconsin08/28/2020
    20:50
  31. 39.
    Team-building exercise: America’s Middle East diplomacy08/27/2020
    22:36
  32. 40.
    The grande scheme of things: corruption in Mexico08/26/2020
    22:15
  33. 41.
    Insecurity services? Alexei Navalny’s poisoning08/25/2020
    22:45
  34. 42.
    Isle take it: Turkey’s adventures in the Med08/24/2020
    21:23
  35. 43.
    In over its head of state: Mali’s coup08/21/2020
    21:43
  36. 44.
    Not free, not fair, not finished: Belarus’s election08/20/2020
    21:31
  37. 45.
    Blast from the past: a long-awaited verdict in Lebanon08/19/2020
    22:10
  38. 46.
    From Chapo to Mencho: Mexico’s cartels08/18/2020
    23:14
  39. 47.
    Insufficient postage: the fight over America’s mail service08/17/2020
    21:21
  40. 48.
    To a concerning degree: dire climate assessments 08/14/2020
    22:20
  41. 49.
    Youngish, gifted and black: Kamala Harris08/13/2020
    20:37
  42. 50.
    Therein Lai’s a tale: Hong Kong’s revealing arrests08/12/2020
    22:09
  43. 51.
    Buy now, save later: financing vaccine candidates08/11/2020
    22:59
  44. 52.
    Bytes and pieces: America’s Chinese-tech attack08/10/2020
    20:59
  45. 53.
    That history should not repeat: Hiroshima’s storytellers08/07/2020
    22:25
  46. 54.
    A broken system, a broken city: Beirut08/06/2020
    22:30
  47. 55.
    One nation, under gods? India’s divisive temple 08/05/2020
    21:08
  48. 56.
    Going old Turkey: a regional power spreads08/04/2020
    19:46
  49. 57.
    Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong08/03/2020
    23:54
  50. 58.
    Living larger: Google’s challenges07/31/2020
    22:26
  51. 59.
    Barriers to entry: covid-19 and migration07/30/2020
    22:56
  52. 60.
    One mightily damaging backstory: 1MDB07/29/2020
    23:31
  53. 61.
    Feds up: Trump orders troops on America’s streets07/28/2020
    21:09
  54. 62.
    Bat out of elsewhere? Tracing SARS-CoV-2’s origins07/27/2020
    20:08
  55. 63.
    For old timers’ sake: covid-19 and care homes07/24/2020
    22:55
  56. 64.
    Without a trace: Israel’s covid-19 spike07/23/2020
    19:30
  57. 65.
    Full-meddle racket: Britain’s “Russia Report”07/22/2020
    22:46
  58. 66.
    Grant them strength, or loan it: Europe’s historic deal07/21/2020
    22:04
  59. 67.
    Cheques imbalances: America’s partisan stimulus battle07/20/2020
    21:36
  60. 68.
    Laughing all the way: banks’ pandemic windfall07/17/2020
    22:55
  61. 69.
    No school, hard knocks: developing-world students hit hard07/16/2020
    23:09
  62. 70.
    Eastern exposure: Russia’s telling protests07/15/2020
    22:45
  63. 71.
    Crude awakening: the Arab world after oil07/14/2020
    19:56
  64. 72.
    Binary choice: a tech cold war looms07/13/2020
    21:36
  65. 73.
    Return to centre? Poland’s presidential run-off07/10/2020
    21:22
  66. 74.
    Centrifugal force: attacks on Iran07/09/2020
    22:28
  67. 75.
    In front, and centred: Joe Biden07/08/2020
    22:16
  68. 76.
    Off like a shot: the race for a covid-19 vaccine07/07/2020
    21:52
  69. 77.
    Attention deficit: China’s campaign against Uighurs07/06/2020
    23:27
  70. 78.
    Into left field? America's chief justice07/03/2020
    23:32
  71. 79.
    Unsettled question: Israel’s annexation threat07/02/2020
    22:07
  72. 80.
    Two systems go: a new law grips Hong Kong07/01/2020
    22:52
  73. 81.
    The next threat: confronting global risks06/30/2020
    25:12
  74. 82.
    States of alarm: America’s covid-19 surge06/29/2020
    21:28
  75. 83.
    Council insecurity: the UN at 7506/26/2020
    23:16
  76. 84.
    Rush to a conclusion: Latin America’s lockdowns06/25/2020
    24:02
  77. 85.
    Leave in peace: Afghan-Taliban negotiations06/24/2020
    20:33
  78. 86.
    Past its Prime? Amazon comes of age 06/23/2020
    24:25
  79. 87.
    Isle be damned: Britain ravaged by covid-1906/22/2020
    20:36
  80. 88.
    Syria’s condition: Bashar al-Assad06/19/2020
    22:03
  81. 89.
    Painting the red towns: covid-19 in America06/18/2020
    21:57
  82. 90.
    Himalayan assault: India and China clash06/17/2020
    20:07
  83. 91.
    No port in a storm: the world’s stranded sailors06/16/2020
    21:52
  84. 92.
    A shifting alliance: NATO06/15/2020
    21:21
  85. 93.
    Heavy lifting: India’s lockdown tradeoffs06/12/2020
    22:03
  86. 94.
    Spend, sometime: Germany’s economic shift06/11/2020
    21:46
  87. 95.
    Haftar be going now: the balance shifts in Libya06/10/2020
    20:10
  88. 96.
    Cops, a plea: police reform in America06/09/2020
    21:08
  89. 97.
    Say his name, and others’: American protests spread globally06/08/2020
    21:57
  90. 98.
    Not everything in moderation: Twitter v Facebook06/05/2020
    22:01
  91. 99.
    This, too, shall impasse: Brexit talks resume06/04/2020
    21:23
  92. 100.
    Forgoing the distance: covid-19 spreads in Brazil06/03/2020
    22:10
  93. 101.
    An epidemic of hunger: covid-19 and poverty06/02/2020
    19:53
  94. 102.
    The flames spread: protests in America06/01/2020
    22:05
  95. 103.
    Crying foul, again: Black Lives Matter05/29/2020
    21:41
  96. 104.
    Checking their privilege: Beijing’s threat to Hong Kong05/28/2020
    21:18
  97. 105.
    Leading nowhere: assessing Trump’s covid-19 response 05/27/2020
    22:42
  98. 106.
    Shot chasers: big pharma’s covid-19 boost05/26/2020
    20:47
  99. 107.
    Clear skies with a chance: covid-19’s green opportunity05/25/2020
    22:16
  100. 108.
    Systemic concerns: China’s party congress05/22/2020
    23:06
  101. 109.
    Swimming against the currency: Turkey 05/21/2020
    18:46
  102. 110.
    Politics trumps co-operation: the WHO’s annual meeting05/20/2020
    22:35
  103. 111.
    Extreme measures: America’s far right05/19/2020
    21:10
  104. 112.
    Carriers and the disease: the airlines set for hard landings05/18/2020
    21:30
  105. 113.
    Continental divides: covid-19 strains the EU 05/15/2020
    21:02
  106. 114.
    Bibi steps: Israel’s long-awaited government 05/14/2020
    20:39
  107. 115.
    Fool Britannia? A covid-19 response under scrutiny05/13/2020
    20:29
  108. 116.
    Moveable feast: a global food system adapts05/12/2020
    21:55
  109. 117.
    Back to the furore: protests set to reignite05/11/2020
    21:15
  110. 118.
    Rises and false: markets v the economy05/08/2020
    22:00
  111. 119.
    Hitting a Vlad patch: 20 years of Putin05/07/2020
    20:02
  112. 120.
    Disarming revelation: a chance at a global ceasefire05/06/2020
    21:53
  113. 121.
    Degrees of separation: universities and covid-1905/05/2020
    20:26
  114. 122.
    Lives v livelihoods: Africa’s covid-19 tradeoffs05/04/2020
    20:58
  115. 123.
    Nature, or nurtured? A politicised virus-origin hunt05/01/2020
    22:29
  116. 124.
    Submerging markets: developing economies and covid-1904/30/2020
    20:49
  117. 125.
    Those who can, teach! The case for reopening schools04/29/2020
    20:56
  118. 126.
    First, pass the post: Ohio’s vote-by-mail experiment04/28/2020
    22:52
  119. 127.
    End transmission: covid-19 in New Zealand04/27/2020
    20:51
  120. 128.
    Unsteady states: America’s piecemeal reopening04/24/2020
    22:38
  121. 129.
    Rakhine and ruin: insurgency in Myanmar04/23/2020
    22:59
  122. 130.
    Held in cheque: corporate payouts and covid-1904/22/2020
    21:00
  123. 131.
    Symbols’ status: arrests in Hong Kong04/21/2020
    21:27
  124. 132.
    Restarting Europe’s engine: Germany’s lockdown lightens04/20/2020
    21:46
  125. 133.
    Gross domestic plummet: China’s historic contraction04/17/2020
    23:22
  126. 134.
    This sequestered isle: Britain’s covid-19 response04/16/2020
    22:58
  127. 135.
    The gloves are on: South Koreans vote04/15/2020
    19:46
  128. 136.
    Dis-Kurti-ous: intrigues in Kosovo04/14/2020
    23:39
  129. 137.
    Opening arguments: Europe’s cautious restart04/13/2020
    22:07
  130. 138.
    The fascists and the furious: remembering the 43 Group04/10/2020
    26:06
  131. 139.
    What Viktor’s spoiled: ten years of Orban04/09/2020
    22:50
  132. 140.
    Movement at the epicentre: Wuhan’s lockdown lifts04/08/2020
    23:53
  133. 141.
    States’ evidence: Brazil’s messy covid-19 response04/07/2020
    23:00
  134. 142.
    An app for that: covid surveillance04/06/2020
    24:04
  135. 143.
    Trough to peak: how high will American unemployment go?04/03/2020
    22:26
  136. 144.
    No port of call: coronavirus may sink the cruise industry04/02/2020
    21:43
  137. 145.
    Wishful thinking: America’s offer to Venezuela 04/01/2020
    22:52
  138. 146.
    In need of Comfort: New York's covid-19 crisis03/31/2020
    23:31
  139. 147.
    Containment or complacency? Covid-19 in Japan03/30/2020
    22:22
  140. 148.
    Life sentences? Prisons and covid-1903/27/2020
    22:49
  141. 149.
    Going to townships: covid-19 threatens Africa03/26/2020
    22:21
  142. 150.
    Fiscal firepower: governments’ covid-19 aid03/25/2020
    22:36
  143. 151.
    Trial, trial again: the race for covid-19 treatments03/24/2020
    23:26
  144. 152.
    Continental shift: covid-19 grips Europe03/23/2020
    23:33
  145. 153.
    Lessons unplanned: school shutdowns spread03/20/2020
    22:54
  146. 154.
    Pandemic, meet politics: the US-China spat03/19/2020
    21:37
  147. 155.
    Drawbridges up: lockdowns and covid-1903/18/2020
    22:58
  148. 156.
    Same old song, and Gantz: fresh coalition talks in Israel 03/17/2020
    22:05
  149. 157.
    Flight risk: airlines and covid-1903/16/2020
    20:59
  150. 158.
    Coming two terms with it: Putin’s power grab 03/13/2020
    20:25
  151. 159.
    Stimulating discussion: policy responses to covid-1903/12/2020
    21:12
  152. 160.
    Hollywood moment: Harvey Weinstein’s sentencing03/11/2020
    20:40
  153. 161.
    When in Rome...stay put: Italy on lockdown 03/10/2020
    22:43
  154. 162.
    A day without women: a vast strike in Mexico03/09/2020
    22:28
  155. 163.
    Nevertheless, she persisted: the futility of restricting abortion 03/06/2020
    22:58
  156. 164.
    Testing times: the world responds to covid-19 03/05/2020
    22:32
  157. 165.
    Joe through a rough patch: Biden’s super Tuesday03/04/2020
    22:54
  158. 166.
    Caught in the middle: Idlib’s humanitarian disaster03/03/2020
    22:17
  159. 167.
    EU’ve heard this one before: Brexit trade talks03/02/2020
    21:20
  160. 168.
    Playing with fire: Democrats may get Bern02/28/2020
    23:30
  161. 169.
    Delhi melee: India’s citizenship protests02/27/2020
    21:06
  162. 170.
    Clash pipe: Canada’s widening protests02/26/2020
    22:51
  163. 171.
    Mitigating circumstances: coronavirus spreads02/25/2020
    22:48
  164. 172.
    Peace-meal: ceasefire in Afghanistan02/24/2020
    22:20
  165. 173.
    Clerical era: Iran’s elections02/21/2020
    21:56
  166. 174.
    Uncut emerald: Ireland’s unification prospects02/20/2020
    22:39
  167. 175.
    Many hands light of work: China’s 170m migrant workers02/19/2020
    22:13
  168. 176.
    A friend of mines: America’s explosive policy turn02/18/2020
    22:06
  169. 177.
    The snails of justice: the International Criminal Court02/17/2020
    20:44
  170. 178.
    Another man’s Treasury: Britain’s cabinet upheaval02/14/2020
    23:55
  171. 179.
    Defence on the defensive: NATO under scrutiny02/13/2020
    21:00
  172. 180.
    Bern turn: New Hampshire’s primary02/12/2020
    23:06
  173. 181.
    Christian Democratic disunion: Germany’s political upheaval02/11/2020
    22:28
  174. 182.
    Trust the process? China’s coronavirus response02/10/2020
    21:28
  175. 183.
    From out of left field: Ireland’s election02/07/2020
    23:25
  176. 184.
    Imperfect call: Trump’s exoneration02/06/2020
    22:08
  177. 185.
    Address change: the State of the Union02/05/2020
    22:43
  178. 186.
    An app-polling delay: Iowa’s caucus chaos02/04/2020
    21:40
  179. 187.
    Economic contagion: Hong Kong02/03/2020
    21:53
  180. 188.
    When one door closes: Brexit day01/31/2020
    23:50
  181. 189.
    Viral hit: the costs of China’s lockdown01/30/2020
    23:23
  182. 190.
    They went that Huawei: Britain’s crucial 5G call01/29/2020
    22:02
  183. 191.
    Showpiece in the Middle East: Trump’s “ultimate deal”01/28/2020
    23:58
  184. 192.
    Spread bet: China’s coronavirus quarantine01/27/2020
    22:55
  185. 193.
    Ill-judged: Poland’s rule-of-law crisis01/24/2020
    21:22
  186. 194.
    On the right track: a trend in diplomacy01/23/2020
    22:59
  187. 195.
    Justin time, again: Trudeau’s second term01/22/2020
    23:36
  188. 196.
    Can I get a witness? Impeachment 01/21/2020
    23:55
  189. 197.
    Tripoli crown: the battle for Libya01/20/2020
    20:32
  190. 198.
    Address the problem: the global housing blunder01/17/2020
    23:47
  191. 199.
    Set for life? Putin’s power-grab01/16/2020
    19:59
  192. 200.
    Going through a phase: US-China trade deal01/15/2020
    20:36

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