2023-06-22-Economist Graphs

1. The world this week

1.1 Politics

1.2 Business

1.3 KAL’s cartoon

1.4 This week’s covers

2. Leaders

2.1 Investors must prepare for sustained higher inflation

2.2 Building Ukraine 2.0

2.3 America wants to lower tensions with Iran. Good

2.4 China’s economic recovery is spluttering. The prognosis is not good

2.5 Blocking the Microsoft-Activision deal would harm consumers

3. Letters

3.1 Letters to the editor

4. By Invitation

4.1 Artificial intelligence is a familiar-looking monster, say Henry Farrell and Cosma Shalizi

4.2 Thom Woodroofe on why climate co-operation could be the key to improving Sino-American relations

5. Briefing

5.1 War is reshaping the Ukrainian state—for the better

5.2 Inflation is as corrosive to investing as it is to the real economy

6. Europe

6.1 Ukraine’s spymaster has got under the Kremlin’s skin

6.2 France’s top general on lessons from the battlefield

6.3 Greece votes, again, following the sinking of a migrant boat

6.4 Turkish property prices are soaring

6.5 A farewell to small cars, the industrial icons that put Europe on wheels

7. Britain

7.1 Britain’s inflation pain is mostly self-inflicted and getting worse

7.2 Pay for bosses in Britain falls far behind America. Tough luck

7.3 Ben Wallace says he is out of the race for NATO’s top job

7.4 Should Britain change its abortion laws?

7.5 Indians are flocking to study at British universities

7.6 Vaping among schoolchildren has become a moral panic in Britain

7.7 Sir Keir Starmer’s magic lamp

8. United States

8.1 Why Joe Biden’s trustbusters have fallen short of their ambitions

8.2 Pain and pride around a vital American highway

8.3 As response rates decline, the risk of polling errors rises

8.4 Hunter Biden’s plea bargain will not stop Republicans chasing him

8.5 Nearly all Louisiana’s death-row inmates have filed for clemency

8.6 One year after Dobbs, America’s pro-life movement is in flux

9. Middle East & Africa

9.1 African countries are fed up with being marginalised in global institutions

9.2 Jihadists in Congo linked are extending their reach in the region

9.3 America and Iran try to step back from the brink over nukes

9.4 The war in Ukraine is boosting Israel’s arms exports

10. The Americas

10.1 Annual inflation of 114% is pushing Argentina to the right

10.2 Press freedom is stifled in Guatemala ahead of an election

10.3 Canada has a shortage of lifeguards

11. Asia

11.1 Can Australia break China’s monopoly on critical minerals?

11.2 Narendra Modi’s yoga evangelism

11.3 The Taliban have launched an impressive new war on drugs

11.4 South Korea, having sworn to lead the green transition, is holding it up

11.5 Japan is nostalgic for a past that was in part worse than its present

12. China

12.1 When it comes to a war with Taiwan, many Chinese urge caution

12.2 China has its eyes on Okinawa

12.3 Why foreign dignitaries wear red when meeting Xi Jinping

13. International

13.1 NATO is agonising over whether to let Ukraine join

14. Business

14.1 America’s plan to vet investments into China

14.2 Why is China blocking graphite exports to Sweden?

14.3 Europe’s last finishing school targets anxious executives

14.4 Doctor Walmart will see you now

14.5 India leads a boom in orders for passenger jets

14.6 “Scaling People” is a textbook piece of management writing

14.7 The new king of beers is a Mexican-American success story

15. Finance & economics

15.1 China’s economy is on course for a “double dip”

15.2 Rebuilding Ukraine will require money, but also tough reforms

15.3 Against expectations, oil and gas remain cheap

15.4 Why investors can’t agree on the financial outlook

15.5 India’s journey from agricultural basket case to breadbasket

15.6 Can the West build up its armed forces on the cheap?

16. Science & technology

16.1 The bigger-is-better approach to AI is running out of road

16.2 Study drugs make healthy people worse at problem-solving, not better

16.3 Sweden wants to build an entire city from wood

17. Culture

17.1 A TV drama about Taiwanese politics has sparked a social reckoning

17.2 A sculpture in San Francisco Bay points towards the future

17.3 Lorrie Moore’s protagonist goes on a road trip with a dead girlfriend

17.4 Is North Korea’s propagandist-in-chief also its dictator-in-waiting?

17.5 The world’s waste problem is growing fast

17.6 Talking about AI in human terms is natural—but wrong

18. Economic & financial indicators

18.1 Economic data, commodities and markets

19. Graphic detail

19.1 Buyers of Russian crude are exporting refined oil to the West

20. Obituary

20.1 Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to try to stop the Vietnam war