2023-05-18-Economist Graphs

1. The world this week

1.1 Politics

1.2 Business

1.3 KAL’s cartoon

1.4 This week’s cover

2. Leaders

2.1 Joe Biden’s global vision is too timid and pessimistic

2.2 China and the West take a step to ease Africa’s debt crisis

2.3 The humiliation of Thailand’s regime is a boost for Asian democracy

2.4 The fight over the future of global payments

2.5 Trade in dinosaur fossils is good for science

3. Letters

3.1 Letters to the editor

4. By Invitation

4.1 Tedros Adhanom, head of the WHO, on the lessons from covid-19

4.2 Abebe Aemro Selassie on Africa’s brutal funding squeeze

5. Briefing

5.1 Henry Kissinger explains how to avoid world war three

6. Europe

6.1 Recep Tayyip Erdogan beats his challenger as Turkey votes

6.2 Volodymyr Zelensky’s European trip secures a lot more military backing

6.3 How a front-line city became Ukraine’s romantic capital

6.4 Fears about the reactors at Zaporizhia continue to mount

6.5 For Giorgia Meloni, supporting Ukraine has some useful benefits

6.6 Meet the lefty Europeans who want to deliberately shrink the economy

7. Britain

7.1 Britain’s Public Order Act goes too far

7.2 Why are more British adults still living with their parents?

7.3 The Inflation Reduction Act is turning heads among British businesses

7.4 The missing ingredient in Britain’s new law on tenants’ rights

7.5 Aboard Britain’s first commercial self-driving bus

7.6 Want to be a nun? You need to pass these tests

7.7 Truss Tour: 2023

8. United States

8.1 The fault lines in America’s China policy

8.2 What do George Santos, R. Kelly and FIFA have in common?

8.3 Pinball is booming in America, thanks to nostalgia and canny marketing

8.4 Anoint my caverns with oil

8.5 Congress should fund the BLM (no, not that one)

8.6 San Francisco’s “woke maths” experiment

8.7 It turns out that Democrats bus migrants, too

9. Middle East & Africa

9.1 Iran’s proxies in the Middle East remain a powerful force

9.2 America’s new embassy in Beirut is vast

9.3 Looking for the African middle class? Head to the bus park

9.4 Foreign airlines in Nigeria are frustrated by the blocking of their funds

9.5 Africa faces a mounting debt crisis

10. The Americas

10.1 Latin America’s left-wing experiment is a warning to the world

10.2 Ecuador’s president dissolves Congress to avoid impeachment

11. Asia

11.1 Can the West win over the rest of the world?

11.2 The Taliban go big on animal welfare

11.3 Thailand’s pro-democracy parties trounce the military establishment

11.4 Narendra Modi’s party takes a beating in Karnataka

11.5 Myanmar’s conflict is dividing South-East Asia

12. China

12.2 China is unusually secretive about its space programme

12.3 Xiongan is Xi Jinping’s pet project

13. International

13.1 Europe can’t decide how to unplug from China

14. Special report

14.1 As payments systems go digital, they are changing global finance

14.2 A digital payments revolution in India

14.3 The old bank/card model is still entrenched in the rich world

14.4 The promise of crypto has not lived up to its initial excitement

14.5 Central-bank digital currencies are talked about more than coming to fruition

14.6 Could digital-payments systems help unseat the dollar?

14.7 There are risks but also big potential benefits from digital payments

14.8 Video: insights from the author

14.9 Sources and acknowledgments

15. Business

15.1 Businesses are in for a mighty debt hangover

15.2 The aviation industry wants to be net zero—but not yet

15.3 The wind-turbine industry should be booming. Why isn’t it?

15.4 Businesses’ bottleneck bane

15.5 Mukesh Ambani returns to the spotlight

15.6 America’s culture wars threaten its single market

16. Finance & economics

16.1 The financial system is slipping into state control

16.2 What America does after a debt-ceiling disaster

16.3 Is China’s recovery about to stall?

16.4 LIBOR will at last be switched off in June

16.5 How to invest in artificial intelligence

16.6 Robert Lucas was a giant of macroeconomics

17. Science & technology

17.1 The market for dinosaur fossils is booming

17.2 Artists hope to turn selfies into comets

17.3 Humans shed genetic information everywhere they go

17.4 The coming years will be the hottest ever

17.5 Insects could help turn beer waste into beef

18. Culture

18.1 In 1983 Arthur Miller directed one of his best-known plays in China

18.2 “Fancy Bear Goes Phishing” charts the evolution of hacking

18.3 In Emma Cline’s new novel, a young woman loses control of her life

18.4 Wings v tenders: the choice says more about you than you think

18.5 In “Fatherland”, an author reckons with his Nazi grandfather

18.6 Quiet artworks sometimes make the deepest impressions

19. Economic & financial indicators

19.1 Economic data, commodities and markets

20. Graphic detail

20.1 Sacking Tucker Carlson has put a dent in Fox News’s ratings

21. Obituary

21.1 Pema Tseden was the founder and builder of Tibetan cinema

22. The Economist reads

22.1 What to read about villains in business