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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.

00:23:21

The Intelligence from The Economist Tunnel, no lights: South Africa’s crumbling infrastructure Tunnel, no lights: South Africa’s crumbl...

South Africa’s infrastructure—its ports, railways and power grid—are struggling and poorly managed. Ordinary South Africans are increasingly fed up. We profile Russia’s new military commander in Ukraine. And our obituaries editor remembers one of Britain’s finest rural writers.


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00:26:22

The Intelligence from The Economist Bibi’s gambit: Israel’s government v its judiciary Bibi’s gambit: Israel’s government v its...

Israel’s right-wing coalition government has the country’s supreme court in its sights. Their proposal to effectively subjugate its independence to the legislature has sparked protests and stirred concern for the country’s democracy. Our correspondent reports from a newly reopened Shanghai. And how gas stoves became the latest battleground in America’s endless culture wars.


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00:24:33

The Intelligence from The Economist Tanks, a lot: arming Ukraine Tanks, a lot: arming Ukraine

After months of foot-dragging, Germany is sending tanks to Ukraine, with America poised to follow suit. We examine how that could reshape the battlefield. Why Sudan’s democratic transition has stalled and its economy is struggling. And we reveal the secret to perfectly cooked chips.


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00:26:01

The Intelligence from The Economist Marshalling resources: rebuilding Ukraine Marshalling resources: rebuilding Ukrain...
Around one-fifth of Ukraine’s population has fled. The country’s GDP has plummeted and foreign investors are staying away. Even as the fighting rages, the world has already begun thinking about how to rebuild the country. How a 36-year-old treaty helped heal the ozone layer. And why the pandemic did not lead to a wave of job-killing automation.

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00:26:09

The Intelligence from The Economist Feeling un-Wellington Feeling un-Wellington

Jacinda Ardern resigned as New Zealand’s prime minister last week. As Chris Hipkins prepares to take over, we reflect on Ms Ardern’s legacy, and look at the challenges her successor inherits. What the world’s plethora of grandparents means for families. And which issues currently motivate America’s far-right.


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00:27:03

The Intelligence from The Economist A rarefied air: a dispatch from Davos A rarefied air: a dispatch from Davos

The global elite’s annual Alpine jamboree may have lost some of its convening power, our editor-in-chief says, but the many encounters it enables still have enormous value. Our correspondent considers what the closing of Noma, a legendary Danish restaurant, means for the world of fine dining. And remembering Adolfo Kaminsky, whose expertly forged documents saved thousands of Jews’ lives. 


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